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Van Halbach, M.D.

Interventional neuroradiologist

Dr. Van Halbach is a leader in interventional neuroradiology, specializing in the endovascular treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, dural fistulae and cerebrovascular malformations. He earned a medical degree and completed an internship, residency and fellowship at UCLA Medical Center.

Halbach was the fifth president of the American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, which is now the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery, and has held numerous positions in national and international societies. He has coauthored more than 200 peer reviewed articles. Halbach received the Outstanding Clinical Faculty Member Teaching Award from the UCSF Department of Radiology in 1999. He is a clinical professor of radiology, neurological surgery, neurology and anesthesia.

Clinics

Neurointerventional Radiology
505 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor, Room M-327
San Francisco, CA 94143
Consultation: (415) 353-1863
Scheduling: (415) 353-1869
Fax: (415) 353-8606

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-8897
Fax: (415) 353-8705

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

UC Los Angeles 1981

Residencies

Sepulveda Veteran Hospital, Internal Medicine 1982

Fellowships

UCLA Hospital, Diagnostic Radiology 1985
UCLA Hospital, Interventional Neuroradiology 1986

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Alexander M, Cooke D, Meyers P, Amans M, Narvid J, Dowd C, Halbach V, Higashida R, Hetts S. O-012 demographic and lesion characteristics outperform degree of stenosis in predicting outcomes following stenting for symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Jul; 6 Suppl 1:A7.
  2. Hetts S, Tsai T, Cooke D, Amans M, Narvid J, Dowd C, Higashida R, Halbach V. E-021 de novo, progressive, multiple, and recurrent intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas: characteristics and outcomes. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Jul; 6 Suppl 1:A47.
  3. Cooke DL, Stout CE, Kim WT, Kansagra AP, Yu JP, Gu A, Jewell NP, Hetts SW, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Halbach VV. Cerebral arterial fenestrations. Interv Neuroradiol. 2014 Jun 30; 20(3):261-74.
  4. Alexander MD, Meyers PM, English JD, Stradford TR, Sung S, Smith WS, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Cooke DL, Hetts SW. Symptom Differences and Pretreatment Asymptomatic Interval Affect Outcomes of Stenting for Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Mar 27.
  5. Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Nelson J, Gupta N, Fullerton H, Amans MR, Narvid JA, Moftakhar P, McSwain H, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Lawton MT, Kim H. Influence of patient age on angioarchitecture of brain arteriovenous malformations. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Jul; 35(7):1376-80.
  6. Amans MR, Cooke DL, Vella M, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Hetts SW. Contrast Staining on CT after DSA in Ischemic Stroke Patients Progresses to Infarction and Rarely Hemorrhages. Interv Neuroradiol. 2014 Feb; 20(1):106-15.
  7. Cooke DL, Su H, Sun Z, Guo Y, Guo D, Saeed MM, Hetts SW, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Young WL, Halbach VV. Endovascular biopsy: evaluating the feasibility of harvesting endothelial cells using detachable coils. Interv Neuroradiol. 2013 Dec 20; 19(4):399-408.
  8. Hetts SW, English JD, Stiver SI, Singh V, Yee EJ, Cooke DL, Halbach VV. Bilateral cervical spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas with intracranial venous drainage mimicking a foramen magnum dural arteriovenous fistula. Interv Neuroradiol. 2013 Dec 20; 19(4):483-8.
  9. Amans MR, Stout C, Fox C, Narvid J, Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, McSwain H, Halbach VV. Cerebral arteriopathy associated with Arg179His ACTA2 mutation. BMJ Case Rep. 2013; 2013.
  10. Meisel K, Yee A, Stout C, Kim W, Cooke D, Halbach V. Arteriovenous fistula after ventriculostomy in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurology. 2013 Jun 4; 80(23):2168.
  11. Thampi S, Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Stewart PJ, Robbins E, Banerjee A, Dubois SG, Char D, Halbach V, Matthay K. Superselective intra-arterial melphalan therapy for newly diagnosed and refractory retinoblastoma: results from a single institution. Clin Ophthalmol. 2013; 7:981-9.
  12. Losey AD, Lillaney P, Martin AJ, Halbach VV, Cooke DL, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Saloner DA, Wilson MW, Saeed M, Hetts SW. Safety of retained microcatheters: an evaluation of radiofrequency heating in endovascular microcatheters with nitinol, tungsten, and polyetheretherketone braiding at 1.5 T and 3 T. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 May 1; 6(4):314-9.
  13. Kansagra AP, Cooke DL, English JD, Sincic RM, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Hetts SW. Current trends in endovascular management of traumatic cerebrovascular injury. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Jan 1; 6(1):47-50.
  14. Moftakhar P, English JD, Cooke DL, Kim WT, Stout C, Smith WS, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Hetts SW. Density of thrombus on admission CT predicts revascularization efficacy in large vessel occlusion acute ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2013 Jan; 44(1):243-5.
  15. Hetts SW, Keenan K, Fullerton HJ, Young WL, English JD, Gupta N, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Lawton MT, Halbach VV. Pediatric intracranial nongalenic pial arteriovenous fistulas: clinical features, angioarchitecture, and outcomes. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012 Oct; 33(9):1710-9.
  16. Cooke DL, Meisel KM, Kim WT, Stout CE, Halbach VV, Dowd CF, Higashida RT. Serial angiographic appearance of segmental arterial mediolysis manifesting as vertebral, internal mammary and intra-abdominal visceral artery aneurysms in a patient presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage and review of the literature. J Neurointerv Surg. 2013 Sep 1; 5(5):478-82.
  17. Hetts SW, Moftakhar P, English JD, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Lawton MT, Douglas VC, Halbach VV. Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas and intrathecal venous drainage: correlation between digital subtraction angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and clinical findings. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 May; 16(5):433-40.
  18. Tatum J, Farid H, Cooke D, Fullerton H, Smith W, Higashida R, Halbach VV, Dowd C. Mechanical embolectomy for treatment of large vessel acute ischemic stroke in children. J Neurointerv Surg. 2013 Mar; 5(2):128-34.
  19. Hetts SW, English JD, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Scanlon JT, Halbach VV. Pediatric intracranial aneurysms: new and enlarging aneurysms after index aneurysm treatment or observation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Dec; 32(11):2017-22.
  20. Alexander MD, Hetts SW, Young WL, Halbach VV, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, English JD. Supernova hemorrhage: obliterative hemorrhage of brain arteriovenous malformations following ? knife radiosurgery. J Neurointerv Surg. 2012 Sep; 4(5):364-7.

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