Steven L. Giannotta, MD, Keck Medicine of USC

Steven L. Giannotta, MD is the Chair of Neurological Surgery at Keck’s Department of Neurosurgery at USC, a department he joined in 1980. His research interests have always been related to cerebral blood flow and cerebral protection from ischemia. Based on some preliminary studies done in primates early in his career it was discovered that cerebral blood flow could be augmented by various manipulations of the cardiovascular system. This resulted in the adaptation of such techniques in the clinical realm especially as an effective means of counteracting the ischemic effects of cerebral vasospasm.

Mikayel Grigoryan, MD, Adventist Health Glendale

Dr. Grigoryan is a Board-Certified vascular and interventional neurologist. He completed his Neurology residency training at University of Iowa, a Vascular Neurology fellowship at Stanford University, and an Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology fellowship at University of Minnesota. Dr. Grigoryan specializes in the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases and endovascular cervico-cerebral interventions. Dr Grigoryan is the Medical Director of Neurointerventional Program at Adventist Health Glendale Comprehensive Stroke Center and has over 40 peer-reviewed publications. As a Neurologist and a Neurointerventionalist, he has been instrumental in life-saving procedures and advanced endovascular treatment by removing clots from the brain, repairing ruptured aneurysms, and managing the most complex stroke and neurological cases.

Mark D. Kreiger, MD, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Mark D. Krieger, MD joined the Children’s Neurosurgery Center in 2002. He served as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Pediatric Fellow at Hospital de la Timone in Marseille, France and completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters, in addition to giving over 100 talks at national meetings. He is active in the Congress of Neurological Surgerons, American Association of Neurosurgeons and the American Society for Pediatric Neurosurgeons. He cares for children with all surgical diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and specializes in tumors of the central nervous system. Currently, Dr. Krieger serves as the Chief of Medical Staff.

Todd Lanman, MD, Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery

World-renowned Beverly Hills spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, believes that without a healthy spine, there is no healthy life. As he decrees, movement is life. Following his own experiences undergoing a number of spinal surgeries, Dr. Lanman combined this firsthand knowledge of this with his fundamental understanding of spinal health to devote his career to helping others to live pain-free lives and restore their mobility. As a specialist in the advancement of spinal health and spine surgery for more than 30 years, his attention to guaranteeing his patients the utmost in compassionate and skilled care under his watchful eye and steady hand has earned him top honors. He has also remained an assistant clinical professor at UCLA for the past 20 years.

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