||Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, FAANS, FACS
||Univ of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267
||United States of America
A 1993 graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Prestigiacomo completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at The Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and subsequent fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery at Beth Israel Medical Center’s Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in New York City.
Dr. Prestigiacomo joined the faculty of New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Neurological Surgery in 2001 and became a research professor at The New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2003. During this time, he has steadily helped in developing the specialty of vascular neurosurgery while also striving to improve education for students and residents at NJMS. As Peter W. Carmel Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgeyr and Professor of Neurology and Radiology at NJMS, Dr. PRestigiacomo also served as Program Director for residency training program and endovascular fellowship.
Now as Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and as Director of Endovascular and Neurovascular Surgery, Dr. Prestigiacomo continues to contribute to medical school, resident and feloowship euducation.
In the last 16 years, Dr. Prestigiacomo has published more than 100 peer reviewed journal articles, 50 chapters, and has edited two textbooks in his specialty. As a founding Associate Editor of a new medical journal, Dr. Prestigiacomo has contributed to increasing the body of knowledge in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery.
Originally one of the few practicing neurosurgeons in the specialty of catheter-based vascular neurosurgery, Dr. Prestigiacomo cares for patients with complex vascular disease and trains future practitioners of the field through his approved fellowship. His commitment to educating colleagues, residents and medical students has been recognized by New Jersey Medical School and the UMDNJ Foundation by being honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award.
Dr. Prestigiacomo continues to be one of the leaders in the many facets of organized neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology at a local, national and international level.
In addition to his clinical and basic science research interests in the treatment of cerebral aneurysms and ischemic stroke, Dr. Prestigiacomo continues to diligently work on developing practice and training policies in the field of cerebrovascular disease in particular and in neurological surgery in general.