Renowned Greek Neuroradiologist Named Chief of Neurointerventional Surgery at New York Hospital

Dr. Athos Patsalides, the new Chief of Neurointerventional Surgery at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. Credit: Dr. Athos Patsalides/Facebook

Renowned interventional neuroradiologist Athos Patsalides, MD, MPH, a Greek native, has joined the department of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York.

Known for his clinical expertise in the endovascular treatment of complex diseases of the brain and spine, Dr. Patsalides, a graduate of the University of Athens Medical School, has been appointed as the hospital’s chief of neuro interventional surgery and director of the neuro interventional surgery fellowship program.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Patsalides to our neuroendovascular and interventional neuroradiology team,” said Raj K. Narayan, MD, chair of the department of neurosurgery at NSUH and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and executive director of Northwell Health’s Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Dr. Athos Patsalides, the new Chief of Neurointerventional Surgery at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. Credit: Dr. Athos Pataslides/Facebook

“Dr. Patsalides will serve as an asset to our department in the endovascular treatment of diseases of the brain and spine, including stroke, brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and carotid and intracranial stenosis. He has also pioneered novel treatments for pulsatile tinnitus and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.”

“I am excited to announce that I have accepted the position of Chief of Neuro-Interventional Surgery at North Shore University Hospital, the flagship hospital of Northwell Health, said Dr. Patsalides in an announcement.

“In my new role, I will continue to promote research and cutting-edge therapies for vascular diseases of the brain and spine, especially Pulsatile Tinnitus and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. I am now dedicated more than ever in working hard to improve the lives of my patients and I am confident that the vast resources and support from Northwell Health will only enhance my efforts.

Dr. Athos Patsalides performing neurosurgery on a patient. Credit: Dr. Athos Patsalides/Facebook

“My main goal is to provide exceptional patient care in the diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases of the brain and spine. As part of a team of experts in Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuroradiology, and Neurological Critical Care, I work diligently to provide state-of-the art treatment in one of the premier academic institutions of the country. I believe in helping my patients understand their disease and the available treatment options so that they will be able to take control of their own health.”

Earning his medical degree from the University of Athens, Greece, Dr. Patsalides went on to earn a Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University in Bethesda, MarylandD. His post-doctoral training included two radiology residencies at the Hellenic Red Cross Hospital in Greece and at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

In addition, Dr. Patsalides also completed a fellowship in diagnostic neuroradiology at Georgetown and a second fellowship in interventional neuroradiology at Weill Cornell. “The addition of Dr. Patsalides will further enhance our cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery program as a pioneering leader on Long Island, the New York metro region and the country, in the treatment of complex diseases of the brain and spine,” said Henry Woo, MD, NSUH’s vice chair of neurosurgery and director of cerebrovascular surgery.

Dr. Patsalides is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and a senior member of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery and the American Society of Neuroradiology. He is also a member of national committees of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery and the American College of Radiology.

The Greek-born neurosurgeon has been repeatedly featured in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” for the New York Metro Area. He has received multiple awards and distinctions from the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Neuroradiology, and the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery.

Dr. Patsalides is the principal investigator of new clinical trials testing venous sinus stenting for pulsatile tinnitus and for idiopathic intracranial hypertension. He has published extensively on the treatment of brain aneurysms, stroke and vascular malformations of the brain and spine and has been an invited guest speaker at multiple national and international meetings and courses.