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Charles J. Prestigiacomo

Professor of Clinical

Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Surgery

Neurosurgery | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Medical Center (Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology)
  • Fellowship: Columbia - Presbyterian Medical Center (Interventional Radiology)
  • Research Fellowship: Columbia - Presbyterian Medical Center (Neurological Surgery)
  • Chief Resident: Columbia - Presbyterian Medical Center (Neurological Surgery)
  • Residency: Columbia - Presbyterian Medical Center (Neurological Surgery)
  • Internship: Columbia - Presbyterian Medical Center (General Surgery)
  • Medical Degree: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Bachelor's Degree: Georgetown College (Biology)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Neurological Surgery (Certification Date: 2006-11-10) - (Recertification Date: 2017-01-01)


Neurological Surgery
Neurovascular Emergencies

Contact Information
Research Interests

My research interests focus on several clinical and basic research topics.  Clinically, my interests include outcomes analysis and decision analysis for patients with the various forms of cerebrovascular and spinal vascular disease along with the treatment paradigms.  This interest also carries over to critical care and trauma management of patients since some vascular pathology is seen in these populations of patients as well.
From a more basic science perspective, I have a...

Clinical Interests




Acute Head Bleeds

Acute Stroke


Arachnoid Cysts

Arnold-Chiari Malformation

Atherosclerotic Disease

Brain Abscess

Brain Aneurysm (Cerebral aneurysm)

Brain Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

Brain Concussion

Brain Hemorrhage

Brain Injuries

Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid Artery Injury

Carotid Artery Stenosis

Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection

Cavernous Hemangioma

Cavernous Malformations

Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations

Cerebral Contusion

Cerebral Hemorrhage

Cerebral venous thrombosis

Cerebrovascular Disease

Cerebrovascular Disorders

Cerebrovascular Trauma

Cervical Rib Syndrome

Chiari Malformation

Chronic Brain Injury

Comprehensive Stroke


Cranial Nerve Disease

Cranial Nerve Injuries

Cushing syndrome (Hypercortisolism)

Diffuse Axonal Injury

Facial Nerve Disease

Facial nerve injury

Facial nerve neuromas

Facial Pain

Head Injury

Head Trauma

Hemorrhagic Stroke


Intra-arterial thrombolysis

Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)

Intracranial Aneurysm

Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations

Intracranial Artery Stenosis

Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis

Intracranial Hematoma

Intracranial Hemorrhages

Intracranial Venous Malformations

Intraventricular Hemorrhage

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Moyamoya Disease

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Pseudotumor Cerebri (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension)

Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome

Ruptured Aneurysm

Severe Brain Injury

Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula

Spinal Vascular Disease

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Subdural Hematoma

Temporal Arteritis (Giant cell arteritis)

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Transverse sinus stenosis

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Trigeminal Nerve Injuries

Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic douloureux)


Venous Sinus Occlusion

Venous Sinus Stenosis

Vertebral Artery Dissection