About Todd A. Abruzzo, MD

Dr. Todd Abruzzo is a radiologist who serves as the head of pediatric neuroendovascular therapy at Phoenix Children's. Dr. Abruzzo brings decades of experience and innovation to his role at the hospital.

Dr. Abruzzo is highly knowledgeable in the areas of stroke and vascular malformations and pioneered new techniques in the neurointerventional treatment of retinoblastoma. He focuses on the diagnostic evaluation and interventional treatment of infants and children with vascular malformations, neurovascular injuries, aneurysms, ocular tumors, vascular tumors, stroke and a wide range of cerebrovascular disorders. Additional areas of special expertise include vein of Galen malformations, dural sinus malformations, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulae and spinal vascular disorders.

Prior to joining Phoenix Children's, Dr. Abruzzo served as an interventional neuroradiologist for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio. He also served as professor of neurosurgery, radiology and biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati and a stroke neurointerventionalist for the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Stroke Team. He has also been appointed to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Acute Stroke Trials Advisory Panel.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Abruzzo is dedicated to clinical education and research. He serves as a professor of radiology and child health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, a professor of radiology at Mayo Clinic and Creighton University School of Medicine, and a professor of neuroradiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute.

After earning his medical degree from the State University of New York in Brooklyn, Dr. Abruzzo completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He then completed fellowships in diagnostic neuroradiology and endovascular surgical neuroradiology at Emory University as well. Dr. Abruzzo is board certified in radiology and has subspecialty certifications in neuroendovascular surgery from the Society of Neurological Surgeons Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training.

Dr. Abruzzo is a fellow of the American Heart Association, a senior member of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery and the American Society of Neuroradiology. He has professional affiliations with the Society of Pediatric Interventional Radiology, the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.

Well respected in the medical community, Dr. Abruzzo has contributed extensively to book chapters and peer-reviewed publications. His research has centered on cerebrovascular and spinal vascular diseases of childhood, retinoblastoma, pediatric stroke, cerebrovascular development and biology, therapeutic ultrasound, biomarkers of pediatric cerebrovascular disease, catheter-directed therapies and interventional technologies.

Medical School / Education

State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY


(Diagnostic Radiology) Emory University, Atlanta, GA


(Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology) Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Diagnostic Radiology

American Board of Radiology

Academic Affiliations

Professor of Radiology and Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic

Professor of Radiology, Creighton University School of Medicine

Professor of Neuroradiology, Barrow Neurological Institute

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Heart Association

Senior Member, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery

Senior Member, American Society of Neuroradiology

Society of Pediatric Interventional Radiology

American College of Radiology

Radiological Society of North America


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