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Luis Savastano


Vascular and endovascular neurosurgeon

Dr. Luis E. Savastano is a vascular and endovascular neurosurgeon who cares for patients with conditions involving arteries or veins of the brain, neck or spine. He has experience in both minimally invasive microsurgery and endovascular techniques, and the conditions he treats include brain aneurysms, Moyamoya disease (a rare disorder that causes major blood vessels leading to a child's brain to narrow), arteriovenous malformations (abnormal tangles of arteries and veins in the brain that can rupture) and carotid artery disease.

In his research, Savastano develops minimally invasive technologies and techniques to better diagnose and treat cerebrovascular diseases (those affecting blood flow to the brain). He has pioneered several endovascular devices and techniques to improve outcomes for patients with these conditions.

Savastano earned his medical degree at National University of Cuyo in Argentina, where he also earned a master’s degree in anatomy and a doctorate in medicine. He completed a residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in neurointerventional radiology at the University of Michigan. Before joining the UCSF faculty, he was an assistant professor of neurosurgery and radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

  • Education

    National University of Cuyo, MD, 2009

    National University of Cuyo, PhD, Medicine, 2019

  • Residencies

    University of Michigan, Neurosurgery, 2017

  • Fellowships

    University of Michigan, Neurointerventional Radiology, 2019