Randall Higashida, MD

Neurointerventional radiologist

A renowned ineurointerventional radiologist and expert in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, Dr. Randall T. Higashida serves as chief of the Division of Interventional Neurovascular Radiology at UCSF Medical Center. Higashida earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center.

Higashida is a member of numerous scientific committees and medical associations, including the Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Task Force Committee and the American Heart Association Research Committee. He served as a chairman of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Radiology & Interventions and is past president of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery. Currently, Higashida holds the position of clinical professor of radiology, neurological surgery, neurology and anesthesiology at UCSF Medical Center.

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.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

More about Randall Higashida

Education

Tulane University 1980

Residencies

UCLA, Internal Medicine 1981

Fellowships

UCLA, Radiology 1984
UCLA, Interventional Neuroradiology 1985

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Alexander MD, Rebhun JM, Hetts SW, Amans MR, Settecase F, Darflinger RJ, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Cooke DL. Technical factors affecting outcomes following endovascular treatment of posterior circulation atherosclerotic lesions. Surg Neurol Int. 2017; 8:284.
  2. Hetts SW, Yen A, Cooke DL, Nelson J, Jolivalt P, Banaga J, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Lawton MT, Kim H, Halbach VV. Pial Artery Supply as an Anatomic Risk Factor for Ischemic Stroke in the Treatment of Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Dec; 38(12):2315-2320.
  3. Smith EE, Saposnik G, Biessels GJ, Doubal FN, Fornage M, Gorelick PB, Greenberg SM, Higashida RT, Kasner SE, Seshadri S. Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Silent Cerebrovascular Disease: A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2017 Feb; 48(2):e44-e71.
  4. Alexander MD, Nicholson AD, Darflinger RJ, Settecase F, Cooke DL, Dowd CF, Amans MR, Higashida RT, Hetts SW, Halbach VV. Effects on vessel measurement accuracy and subsequent occlusion after calcium channel blocker infusion during treatment of cerebral aneurysms with the Pipeline embolization device. Interv Neuroradiol. 2017 Feb; 23(1):47-51.
  5. Hetts SW, Moftakhar P, Maluste N, Fullerton HJ, Cooke DL, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV. Pediatric intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas: age-related differences in clinical features, angioarchitecture, and treatment outcomes. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Nov; 18(5):602-610.
  6. Causey MW, Amans MR, Han S, Higashida RT, Conte M. Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome is a rare cause of stroke after carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Dec; 64(6):1847-1850.
  7. Meng L, Settecase F, Xiao J, Yu Z, Flexman AM, Higashida RT. Initial clinical experience with near-infrared spectroscopy in assessing cerebral tissue oxygen saturation in cerebral vasospasm before and after intra-arterial verapamil injection. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Apr; 26:63-9.
  8. Meng L, Hall M, Settecase F, Higashida RT, Gelb AW. Monitoring cerebral tissue oxygen saturation at frontal and parietal regions during carotid artery stenting. J Anesth. 2016 Apr; 30(2):340-4.
  9. Settecase F, Nicholson AD, Amans MR, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Cooke DL, Dowd CF, Hetts SW. Onyx embolization of an intraosseous pseudoaneurysm of the middle meningeal artery in a patient with meningiomatosis, McCune-Albright syndrome, and gray platelet syndrome. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 17(3):324-9.
  10. Settecase F, Hetts SW, Nicholson AD, Amans MR, Cooke DL, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV. Superselective Intra-Arterial Ethanol Sclerotherapy of Feeding Artery and Nidal Aneurysms in Ruptured Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 Apr; 37(4):692-7.
  11. Meyers PM, Higashida RT, McDougall CG, Hussein MS, Hirsch JA, Rasmussen PA. Editorial: Discipline and training. J Neurosurg. 2016 Jan; 124(1):9-11.
  12. Narvid J, Amans MR, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Dillon WP, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Halbach VV. Spontaneous retroclival hematoma: a case series. J Neurosurg. 2016 Mar; 124(3):716-9.
  13. Sun Z, Lawson DA, Sinclair E, Wang CY, Lai MD, Hetts SW, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Werb Z, Su H, Cooke DL. Endovascular biopsy: Strategy for analyzing gene expression profiles of individual endothelial cells obtained from human vessels?. Biotechnol Rep (Amst). 2015 Sep; 7:157-165.
  14. Hetts SW, Tsai T, Cooke DL, Amans MR, Settecase F, Moftakhar P, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Lawton MT, Halbach VV. Progressive versus Nonprogressive Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas: Characteristics and Outcomes. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Oct; 36(10):1912-9.
  15. Seymour ZA, Sneed PK, Gupta N, Lawton MT, Molinaro AM, Young W, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, McDermott MW. Volume-staged radiosurgery for large arteriovenous malformations: an evolving paradigm. J Neurosurg. 2016 Jan; 124(1):163-74.
  16. Alexander MD, Rebhun JM, Hetts SW, Kim AS, Nelson J, Kim H, Amans MR, Settecase F, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Cooke DL. Lesion location, stability, and pretreatment management: factors affecting outcomes of endovascular treatment for vertebrobasilar atherosclerosis. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 May; 8(5):466-70.
  17. Cooke DL, Bauer D, Sun Z, Stillson C, Nelson J, Barry D, Hetts SW, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Su H, Saeed MM. Endovascular biopsy: Technical feasibility of novel endothelial cell harvesting devices assessed in a rabbit aneurysm model. Interv Neuroradiol. 2015 Feb; 21(1):120-8.
  18. Alexander MD, Cooke DL, Nelson J, Guo DE, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Lawton MT, Kim H, Hetts SW. Association between Venous Angioarchitectural Features of Sporadic Brain Arteriovenous Malformations and Intracranial Hemorrhage. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 May; 36(5):949-52.
  19. Moftakhar P, Cooke DL, Fullerton HJ, Ko NU, Amans MR, Narvid JA, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Hetts SW. Extent of collateralization predicting symptomatic cerebral vasospasm among pediatric patients: correlations among angiography, transcranial Doppler ultrasonography, and clinical findings. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 15(3):282-90.
  20. Sun Z, Su H, Long B, Sinclair E, Hetts SW, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Cooke DL. Endothelial cell high-enrichment from endovascular biopsy sample by laser capture microdissection and fluorescence activated cell sorting. J Biotechnol. 2014 Dec 20; 192 Pt A:34-9.

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