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Vascular Lesion Program

The Vascular Lesion Program provides a comprehensive approach to complex vascular lesions.

Malformations of the skin are treated by a highly skilled and multidisciplinary team, including renowned specialists in plastic and craniofacial surgery, neurosurgery, diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology, laser surgery, genetics, orthopedics, otolaryngology, ophthalmology and dermatology.

Alexander Khalessi, M.D., M.B.A., M.S., director of the pediatric endovascular neurosurgery program, is one of the nation’s leading practitioners of minimally invasive techniques for brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations, intracranial and extracranial vascular disease, and minimally invasive spine interventions.

Intracranial and intraspinal lesions are treated by a combination of interventional, surgical and stereotactic radiosurgical approaches.

Surgical interventions include intra-operative CT angiography, intraoperative angiography (with or without concurrent embolization), frameless stereotaxy, thermal imaging and cardiac standstill.


Michael Levy, M.D., Ph.D., Division Chief, Neurosurgery

Alexander Khalessi, M.D., M.B.A.,M.S., Director, Pediatric Endovascular Neurosurgery Program

Lawrence F. Eichenfield, M.D., Director, Vascular Lesion and Birthmark Center