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Todd Abruzzo, MD, FAHA, is the Head of Neuroendovascular Surgery & Interventional Neuroradiology at Phoenix Children's Hospital. He graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor degree in Biochemistry with high honors. From there Dr. Abruzzo graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in 1991. He obtained his preliminary post-graduate training in Surgery and Neurosurgery at the University of Rochester, and Tulane University. He completed his residency training in Radiology, and fellowships in diagnostic neuroradiology and endovascular surgical neuroradiology at Emory University, where he conducted research on cerebral aneurysms, cerebral vasospasm and aneurysm embolization devices.
Dr. Abruzzo specializes in the treatment of children with stroke, vascular malformations and retinoblastoma. He focuses on 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. Areas of special expertise include vein of Galen malformations, dural sinus malformations, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulae, spinal vascular disorders and retinoblastoma. He has also pioneered new techniques for the neurointerventional treatment of retinoblastoma, and has authored more than 100 journal articles and book chapters on neurovascular diseases and interventional technologies.
Dr. Abruzzo is board certified in Radiology and has subspecialty certification in Neuroendovascular Surgery from the Society of Neurological Surgeons, Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST). He is also a fellow of the American Heart Association, and a senior member of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS) and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). He has received peer awards including the Castle Connolly, Top Doctors Award and the Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors Award. He was also appointed to the NINDS Acute Stroke Trials Advisory Panel. Dr. Abruzzo and his wife Elsa are proud parents to four boys. He is a jazz and country music enthusiast, and enjoys ballroom dancing in his spare time.