Neurovascular Disorders Care

Our experts manage conditions that affect the blood vessels in the brain, from aneurysm to stroke treatment and everything in between.

Neurovascular Disorders Care

Our experts manage conditions that affect the blood vessels in the brain, from aneurysm to stroke treatment and everything in between.

Innovative Care for Blood Flow–Related Brain Disease

Blood flow problems in the brain and central nervous system can cause life-threatening conditions. At the USC Neurovascular Disorder Center, we diagnose and treat neurovascular conditions and brain diseases, such as:

  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Stroke
  • Transient ischemic attack

Our team uses treatments that restore blood flow. We fix structural malformations, open narrow blood vessels and remove blockages. We prevent and treat excessive bleeding and inflammation.

Here you get leading-edge treatments that restore blood flow and ongoing support to prevent damaging brain disease.

Why Choose Us for Expert Prevention and Treatment of Neurovascular Disorders

We maximize your time at our neurology center so that you see several doctors on the same visit.

We provide innovative treatments, including thrombectomy, embolization and stenting.

We offer team-based care at our weekly clinic, where all of our experts discuss the most appropriate care for your condition to give you the best possible treatment.

Our advanced stroke treatment includes a telestroke network that provides immediate stroke care to remote health facilities.

We develop cutting-edge techniques to treat complex and rare cases.

Our Team

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Practitioner)
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer, Hematology

Arun Paul Amar, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Intracranial Pressure
Specialties
Neurology

Lilyana Amezcua, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Neurology , Multiple Sclerosis
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Lung Cancer, Hematology, Oncology
Specialties
Neurology

Frank Attenello, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor

Susan Maria Axtell, PsyD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology (Clinician Educato ...
Specialties
Clinical Psychology, Psychology , Headache Neurology  View more

Christina J. Azevedo, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis

Kara Lynn Barton, LCSW

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Licensed Social Worker, Social Worker , Neurology
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine  View more
Specialties
Epilepsy Neurology, Neurology

Said R. Beydoun, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine  View more

Sebina Bulic, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care  View more
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology (Clinician Educato ...
Specialties
Neurology, Headache Neurology
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant

Thomas C. Chen, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor  View more
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Neurotology, Otology
Specialties
Neurology, Memory and Cognitive Disorders Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Brain Tumor

Helena Chang Chui, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Brain Tumor

Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Brain Tumor, Neurosurgery
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Otology, Neurotology
Specialties
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Psychology  View more

Leila Darki, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine

Joni K. Doherty, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...
Specialties
Neurotology, Otolaryngology, Intracranial Pressure  View more
Specialties
Neurology
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Melanoma Surgery  View more

Benjamin Emanuel, DO

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology (Clinician Educato ...
Specialties
Neurology, Brain Injury Medicine, Vascular Neurology  View more
Specialties
Neurology, Movement Disorders Neurology

Danielle Feigenbaum, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Movement Disorders Neurology, Neurology

Eduardo Fernandez Hernandez, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hematology

Fernando Fleischman, MD

Accepting new patients
Co-Director, USC Comprehensive Aortic Center
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery  View more

Umair U. Ghani, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor, Oncology
Specialties
Hematology, Cancer, Oncology

Steven L. Giannotta, MD

Accepting new patients
Chair, Neurological Surgery Professor of Neurological Surger ...
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery
Instructor Of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Headache Neurology
Specialties
Neurology

Hui (tory) Gong, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Neurology
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology (Clinician Educato ...
Specialties
Neurology, Headache Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Epilepsy Neurology

John Peter Gruen, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor
Specialties
Neurosurgery
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology, Gastroenterology  View more
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...
Specialties
Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology, Salivary Gland

Ronna Harris, LCSW

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Social Worker, Neurology

Christianne N. Heck, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Epilepsy Neurology

Patrick C. Hsieh, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Stephen Huang, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology

Jennifer S. Hui, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Movement Disorders Neurology
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Neurology
Specialties
Neurology

Laura A. Kalayjian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Specialties
Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology, Epilepsy Neurology
Specialties
Neurology

Kevin Kelly, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Hematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant
Specialties
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neurology

May A. Kim-Tenser, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care, Telestroke  View more

Niels C. Kokot, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor, Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Mark Krieger, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery Chief of Staff of ...
Specialties
Neurosurgery
Specialties
Neurology, Epilepsy Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care

Daniel I. Kwon, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland
Specialties
Hematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant

Brian Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Movement Disorders Neurology, Functional Neurosurgery  View more
Specialties
Neurology

Nara Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Specialties
Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Headache Neurology  View more
Professor of Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Movement Disorders Neurology
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Specialties
Hematology, Internal Medicine

Mark Andrew Liker, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Clinical Professor
Specialties
Neurosurgery

Charles Yu Liu, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology
Specialties
Neurosurgery

John C. Liu, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurosurgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
Specialties
Neurology, Neurology
Specialties
Neurology
Specialties
Neurology
Specialties
Neurology

William J. Mack, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurosurgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Interventional Radiology, Endovascular Neurosurgery  View more
Specialties
Neurology
Instructor Of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Headache Neurology, Neurology

Arousiak V. Maraian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Behavioral Medicine
Specialties
Neurology, Movement Disorders Neurology, Performance Arts Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Neuropsychology, Neurology

J. Gordon Mccomb, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery
Specialties
Neurology, Epilepsy Neurology

Ann F. Mohrbacher, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant

Gail A. Murdock, PhD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Clinical Psychology, Psychology, Psychology  View more

Zaw Win Myint, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant, Medical Oncology
Specialties
Neurology
Specialties
Neurocritical Care, Neurology, Telestroke  View more
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Lung Cancer, Hematology

Casey L. O'connell, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hematology
Specialties
Hematology

John S. Oghalai, MD

Accepting new patients
Chair and Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surger ...
Specialties
Neurotology, Otolaryngology, Otology
Specialties
Neurology

Andrew J. Petkus, PhD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Clinical Psychology, Psychology , Neurology

Giselle Maria Petzinger, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Movement Disorders Neurology

Caroline Piatek, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator ...
Specialties
Hematology, Internal Medicine
Instructor of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Multiple Sclerosis, Headache Neurology, Neurology
Specialties
Neurocritical Care, Neurology
Specialties
Neurology
Specialties
Hematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology (Clinician Educato ...
Specialties
Headache Neurology, Intracranial Pressure, Neurology

John M. Ringman, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Memory and Cognitive Disorders Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine

Darwin Luke Roman, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Hematology, Cancer, Oncology

Emily Rose Rorden, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Neurology

Jonathan J. Russin, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery

Michael Safaee, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
Clinical Professor of Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Headache Neurology  View more

Nerses Sanossian, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Neurology
Specialties
Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care, Neuroimaging  View more
Specialties
Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Memory and Cognitive Disorders Neurology
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Neurotology, Otology

Joomee Shim, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery  View more

Uttam K. Sinha, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland

Danielle Renee Sterrenberg, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Hematology, Breast Cancer, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery  View more
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology (Clinician Educato ...
Specialties
Neurology, Headache Neurology
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Mark S. Swanson, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland

Eric Leon Tam, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Blood and Marrow Transplant
Specialties
Neurology, Movement Disorders Neurology
Specialties
Speech-Language Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...
Specialties
Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland
Specialties
Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis
Specialties
Neurology, Vascular Neurology

Matthew Tenser, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Endovascular Neurosurgery  View more
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hematology
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...
Specialties
Speech-Language Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Vascular Neurosurgery
Specialties
Neuropsychology, Neurology
Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Hematology
Specialties
Neurology, Movement Disorders Neurology
Specialties
Neurology

George Yaghmour, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Blood and Marrow Transplant
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology

Sherrie Yu, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Hematology, Breast Cancer, Cancer  View more

Gabriel Zada, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, USC Brain Tumor Center
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor

Jenny Zhou, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery  View more

Frank Attenello, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor

Thomas C. Chen, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor  View more

Steven L. Giannotta, MD

Accepting new patients
Chair, Neurological Surgery Professor of Neurological Surger ...
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery

Gabriel Zada, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, USC Brain Tumor Center
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor

Arun Paul Amar, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Intracranial Pressure

William J. Mack, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurosurgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Interventional Radiology, Endovascular Neurosurgery  View more

Jonathan J. Russin, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery

Matthew Tenser, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Endovascular Neurosurgery  View more
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Vascular Neurosurgery

Fernando Fleischman, MD

Accepting new patients
Co-Director, USC Comprehensive Aortic Center
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery  View more
Specialties
Epilepsy Neurology, Neurology

Christianne N. Heck, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Epilepsy Neurology

Laura A. Kalayjian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Specialties
Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology, Epilepsy Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Epilepsy Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Epilepsy Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Epilepsy Neurology
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...
Specialties
Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology, Salivary Gland

Niels C. Kokot, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor, Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Daniel I. Kwon, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland

Uttam K. Sinha, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland

Mark S. Swanson, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...
Specialties
Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Specialties
Speech-Language Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...
Specialties
Speech-Language Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery

Susan Maria Axtell, PsyD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology (Clinician Educato ...
Specialties
Clinical Psychology, Psychology , Headache Neurology  View more
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology (Clinician Educato ...
Specialties
Neurology, Headache Neurology
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology (Clinician Educato ...
Specialties
Neurology, Headache Neurology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Specialties
Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Headache Neurology  View more
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology (Clinician Educato ...
Specialties
Headache Neurology, Intracranial Pressure, Neurology
Clinical Professor of Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Headache Neurology  View more
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology (Clinician Educato ...
Specialties
Neurology, Headache Neurology
Instructor Of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Neurology, Headache Neurology
Instructor Of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Headache Neurology, Neurology
Instructor of Clinical Neurology
Specialties
Multiple Sclerosis, Headache Neurology, Neurology
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Practitioner)
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer, Hematology
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Lung Cancer, Hematology, Oncology
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Melanoma Surgery  View more

Eduardo Fernandez Hernandez, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hematology

Umair U. Ghani, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor, Oncology
Specialties
Hematology, Cancer, Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology, Gastroenterology  View more

Stephen Huang, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology