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Neurological Surgery

Gregory J. Zipfel, MD

Current Position
Professor, Neurosurgery
Professor, Neurology

Specialty Areas
Cerebrovascular Disease
Skull Base Tumors
Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations
Pituitary Tumors
Neuro Oncology
Neurological Surgery
Brain Tumors
Carotid Disease
Moyamoya Disease

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Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
Neuroscience Center
4921 Parkview Place, C, 6
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-362-2107
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurosurgery
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8057
St. Louis , MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Cerebrovascular disease including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, carotid stenosis, Moyamoya disease and arterial bypass surgery, skull base tumors including meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, craniofacial tumors and pituitary brain tumors, Pituitary Center

Board Certification
Neurological Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: Biology, University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, 1991
Medical Degree: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, 1995
Residency: Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, Gainesville, Florida, 2003
Fellowship: Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, 2003
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Who's Who in Healthcare and Medicine (6th Edition), 2006
Charles Schanck Award, Excellence in Neurosurgery, University of Florida, 2002
M.D. with Distinction, Northwestern University Medical School, 1995
Lucien J. Rubenstein Award, Excellence in Neuro-Oncology Research, 1994

Editorial Responsibilities
Editorial Board
Internet Stroke Center

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Brain Research

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Hawasli AH, Buckley RT, Gao F, Limbrick DD, Smyth MD, Leonard JR, Santiago P, Stewart TJ, Park TS, Grubb RL, Dowling JL, Leuthardt EC, Rich KM, Zipfel GJ, Dacey RG, Chicoine MR. Biopsy of the superficial cortex: predictors of effectiveness and outcomes. Neurosurgery. 2013 Aug.

Sharma A, Zipfel GJ, Hildebolt C, Derdeyn CP. Hemodynamic Effects of Developmental Venous Anomalies with and without Cavernous Malformations. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Apr 18.

Jiang T, Perry A, Dacey RG Jr, Zipfel GJ, Derdeyn CP. Intracranial atherosclerotic disease associated with moyamoya collateral formation: histopathological findings. J Neurosurg. 2013 May.

Washington CW, Zipfel GJ, Chicoine MR, Derdeyn CP, Rich KM, Moran CJ, Cross DT, Dacey RG Jr. Comparing indocyanine green videoangiography to the gold standard of intraoperative digital subtraction angiography used in aneurysm surgery. J Neurosurg. 2013 Feb.

Grubb RL Jr, Powers WJ, Clarke WR, Videen TO, Adams HP Jr, Derdeyn CP; Carotid Occlusion Surgery Study Investigators. Surgical results of the Carotid Occlusion Surgery Study. J Neurosurg. 2013 Jan.

Allen LM, Fowler AM, Walker C, Derdeyn CP, Nguyen BV, Hasso AN, Ghodke BV, Zipfel GJ, Cross DT 3rd, Moran CJ. Retrospective Review of Cerebral Mycotic Aneurysms in 26 Patients: Focus on Treatment in Strongly Immunocompromised Patients with a Brief Literature Review. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012 Oct 11.

Vellimana AK, Kadkhodayan Y, Rich KM, Cross DT 3rd, Moran CJ, Zazulia AR, Lee JM, Chicoine MR, Dacey RG Jr, Derdeyn CP, Zipfel GJ. Symptomatic patients with intraluminal carotid artery thrombus: outcome with a strategy of initial anticoagulation. J Neurosurg. 2013 Jan.

Shah MN, Botros JA, Pilgram TK, Moran CJ, Cross DT 3rd, Chicoine MR, Rich KM, Dacey RG Jr, Derdeyn CP, Zipfel GJ. Borden-Shucart Type I dural arteriovenous fistulas: clinical course including risk of conversion to higher-grade fistulas. J Neurosurg. 2012 Sep.

Delgado Almandoz JE, Jagadeesan BD, Refai D, Moran CJ, Cross DT 3rd, Chicoine MR, Rich KM, Diringer MN, Dacey RG Jr, Derdeyn CP, Zipfel GJ. Diagnostic yield of computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance angiography in patients with catheter angiography-negative subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Neurosurg. 2012 Aug.

Reynolds MR, Panagos PD, Zipfel GJ, Lee JM, Derdeyn CP. Elements of a stroke center. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012 Mar.

Reynolds MR, Vega RA, Murphy RK, Miller-Thomas MM, Zipfel GJ. Perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage associated with a painless, pupillary-involving third cranial nerve palsy: case report and literature review. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012 Oct.

Han BH, Zhou ML, Vellimana AK, Milner E, Kim DH, Greenberg JK, Chu W, Mach RH, Zipfel GJ. Resorufin analogs preferentially bind cerebrovascular amyloid: potential use as imaging ligands for cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Mol Neurodegener. 2011 Dec 22.

Delgado Almandoz JE, Jagadeesan BD, Refai D, Moran CJ, Cross DT 3rd, Chicoine MR, Rich KM, Diringer MN, Dacey RG Jr, Derdeyn CP, Zipfel GJ. Diagnostic yield of repeat catheter angiography in patients with catheter and computed tomography angiography negative subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery. 2012 May.

Kadkhodayan Y, Somogyi CT, Cross DT 3rd, Derdeyn CP, Zipfel GJ, Chicoine MR, Rich KM, Grubb RL Jr, Dacey RG Jr, Moran CJ. Technical, angiographic and clinical outcomes of Neuroform 1, 2, 2 Treo and 3 devices in stent-assisted coiling of intracranial aneurysms. J Neurointerv Surg. 2012 Sep.

Dhar R, Dacey R, Human T, Zipfel G. Unilateral posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome with hypertensive therapy of contralateral vasospasm: case report. Neurosurgery. 2011 Nov.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Gregory J. Zipfel

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