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SBUMC Expands Treatment for Stroke, Aneurysm Patients with Appointment of Interventional Neuroradiologist

SBUMC Expands Treatment for Stroke, Aneurysm Patients with Appointment of Interventional Neuroradiologist

Dr. David Fiorella Pioneered Use of New Technologies for Cerebrovascular Lesions

., October 28, 2009 – David Fiorella, M.D., Ph.D., has been named Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Radiology at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Appointed by Raphael Davis, M.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Fiorella specializes in Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology and joins the Cerebrovascular Center at SBUMC.

Dr. Fiorella comes to Stony Brook from the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. As an interventional neuroradiologist, he focuses on the most effective and innovative ways to treat intracranial aneurysms, ateriovenous malformations, acute ischemic stroke and intracranial atherosclerosis. Dr. Fiorella will work closely with Henry H. Woo, M.D., SBUMC cerebrovascular and endovascular surgeon and Director of the Cerebrovascular Center, as well as colleagues in Neurosurgery, Neurology and Radiology. 

“The appointment of Dr. Fiorella is an important addition to Stony Brook University Medical Center’s strategic investment in development of a world-class Institute for the Advancement of Neurosciences,” said Richard N. Fine, M.D., Dean, School of Medicine.

“Our cerebrovascular medical team is delighted to add an interventional neuroradiologist of Dr. Fiorella’s caliber to our team of specialists, which further enhances the specialized care of our patients,” said Dr. Woo. 

“The Cereobrovascular Center, our Neurosurgery practice, as well as our entire institution are greatly benefitting from Dr. Fiorella’s use of new technologies for the treatment of cerebrovascular disease,” added Dr. Davis.

Dr. Fiorella is a pioneer in the use of technology and imaging for the treatment of complex cerebrovascular lesions and has developed new technologies to treat cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Fiorella also performed the first three percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting procedures in 2005 for intracranial atherosclerosis with the Wingspan system, a device that can open arteries to prevent stroke.

On the cutting edge of interventional neuroradiology for nearly 10 years, Dr. Fiorella has practiced at the Barrow Neurological Institute, the Cleveland Clinic. He completed a Radiology Residency at Duke University Medical Center where he was named Chief Resident. He also completed Diagnostic Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowships at the Barrow Neurological Institute.

Dr. Fiorella is board certified in Radiology with a Neuroradiology Certificate of Added Qualification by the American Board of Radiology. He is a member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, the American College of Radiology, and the American Medical Association.

He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals in the areas of neuropharmacology and neuroradiology. He is also involved in several U.S. and international device trials to treat cerebrovascular diseases.

Dr. Fiorella lives in Old Field, N.Y.

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