Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, MD, is a cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgeon. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Methodist Neurological Institute in Houston, TX. He pursued additional fellowship training in cerebrovascular and skull base at the Barrow Neurological Institute and neuroendovascular surgery at the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. Currently he is an assistant professor at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Dr. Rangel-Castilla has published more than 100 articles and has co-edited the neurosurgical textbook Neuroendoscopic Surgery.
Neurovascular medicine has emerged as an established, semi-independent subspecialty of neurology and neurosurgery. Decision Making in Neurovascular Disease focuses on the challenging process of determining the best approach for managing patients with intracranial atherosclerosis, carotid artery disease, stroke, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulae, cavernous malformations, and hypervascular tumors. Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Robert Spetzler, esteemed coauthors, and an impressive cadre of experts discuss highly divergent modalities including medical management, open cerebrovascular, endovascular, radiosurgery, and combined/multimodality alternatives.