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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 including pseudotumor cerebri and venous sinus thrombosis. 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. He also served as an associate 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 NINDS Acute Stroke Trials Advisory Panel.
Dr. Abruzzo earned his medical degree from the State University of New York in Brooklyn. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Emory University, followed by fellowships in diagnostic neuroradiology and endovascular surgical neuroradiology from 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.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Abruzzo is also 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.
Dr. Abruzzo's 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. He has contributed extensively to book chapters and peer-reviewed publications.
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 and has professional affiliations with the Society of Pediatric Interventional Radiology, the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.