The Yale Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to announce that Dr. Charles Matouk, MD, section chief of Neurovascular Surgery, has been promoted to Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs) for the Neurosurgery Department, in addition to his responsibilities as section chief.
In his new role, Dr. Matouk will work closely with Department Chair, Dr. Murat Gunel, MD, to streamline clinical operations, improve patient experience, and promote our faculty locally, regionally, and nationally. Perhaps most importantly, he will guide program development that engages our faculty, trainees, and staff in a culture of commitment to the highest quality of patient care and neurosurgical excellence.
Dr. Matouk was recruited to the Yale Department of Neurosurgery in late 2011, after completing neurosurgical residency and neurointerventional radiology fellowship training at the University of Toronto, Canada. He worked his way through the faculty ranks and was appointed Section Chief of Neurovascular Surgery in 2016. Under his leadership, the Neurovascular Surgery program (which includes the interventional Stroke Program) has enjoyed unprecedented clinical growth, the creation of a robust clinical trials infrastructure, and increasing national exposure. He has overseen the expansion of neurovascular clinical care across the health system. Additionally, Dr. Matouk has served on numerous departmental, Yale School of Medicine, and hospital committees, including the Medical Leadership Committee (MLC) and Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC).