Neurovascular Surgery


Our focus is on you

The Yale Neurovascular Surgery program is dedicated to the world-class, clinical care of patients with conditions affecting blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord, integrating latest surgical technologies with cutting edge translational research, providing precision treatment that is individualized to each patient’s specific problem.

The Neurovascular program has expert clinicians, who specialize in management of all brain and spinal cord vascular disorders using various therapeutic strategies including surgery, endovascular interventional treatments, stereotactic radiation (Gamma Knife Surgery), and rehabilitation. Together, our human and infrastructure resources create a Neurovascular Program unique in breadth and depth nationally and internationally, offering latest treatment techniques and therapeutic modalities with an emphasis on excellent patient outcomes.

Leveraging state-of-the-art facilities at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and the research excellence of Yale University, our clinical Neurovascular Team provides a tailored experience focused on you – the patient.

Neurovascular Surgeons

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Charles Matouk, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Chief, Neurovascular Surgery

Director, Neurovascular/Endovascular Fellowship

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Murat Gunel, MD, FACS, FAHA, FAANS

Nixdorff-German Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Chief, Neurosurgery, Yale New Haven Health System

Chair, Perioperative Executive Leadership Committee

Director, Residency Program

Member, National Academy of Medicine

Co-Director, Yale Program on Neurogenetics

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Ryan M Hebert, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Special Programs

While our neurovascular surgeons have vast experience and expertise, practicing solely in a highly focused and specific area, we offer Special Programs with special attention.


Carotid Artery Disease

Stroke Center

Conditions We Treat

Aneurysms Vascular Malformations
Cavernomas Artery Stemosis
Moyamoya Disease Stroke


Many patients are directed to Yale by their neurosurgeons because their problem is unusual or extremely complicated. Patients may also refer themselves. Patients are seen quickly usually within two weeks of calling the department. All patients referred to Yale benefit from the multi-disciplinary team approach that is an essential feature of our practice. Our surgeons maintain a close working relationship with many area neurosurgeons and welcome referrals. Care is taken to ensure the referring physician is kept current on diagnostic findings and treatment recommendations.