Faculties of 12th Delhi Course On Neurointervention

Prof. Dr. Anton Valavanis

Director – Institute of Neuroradiology
University Hospital Zurich
Frauenklinikstr, Zurich – Switzerland
Prof. Anton Valavanis started his career as an Assistant Professor in 1984 and obtained full professorship at the chair of neuroradiology in 1994. The same year he founded the Institute of Neuroradiology at the University of Zurich, and has been its Chairman ever since. The institute is the leading centre of Interventional Neuroradiology worldwide.

He co-founded the Clinical Neuroscience Center at the University Hospital Zurich, where he currently serves as Chair of the governing council. He is also a founding member of the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology, the Swiss Society of Neuroradiology and other prestigious organizations. He served as president of the World Federation of Neroradiological Societies from 1997 to 2002 and has been President of the Swiss Society of Neuroradiology since 2001.

He has received numerous honors, including the Scientific Award of the German, Swiss and European societies of neuroradiology and the James Bull Medal of the British Society of Neuroradiologists. He has served as Editor-in- Chief of Neuroradiologia Helvetica, and Neuroradiology and a member of editorial board of various journals on neuroradiology, neurosurgery and skull base surgery.

Apart from extensive lectures across the world, Prof Valavanis has authored or co-authored 200 original scientific publications and two books. In 1992 he founded the “Zurich Course on Interventional Neuroradiology’, which has been held annually ever since. He has been an inspiration behind the ‘Delhi Course’ and has been integral part of it since it’s beginning.

Georges Rodesch MD, PhD

Head, Service de Neuroradiologie Diagnostique et Thérapeutique,
President of the World Federation of Interventional and
Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WFITN)
Hôpital FOCH, Suresnes

Dr. Shakir HUSAIN

MD, DM(Neurology), FINR(Switzerland)
Sr. Consultant, Interventional Neurology & Stroke
Max Institute of Neurosciences, New Delhi
Director, Stroke & Neurovascular Clinic
Professor, Department of Neurointervention, National Institute of Neurosciences, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Scientific Advisor, Universitäts und Rehabilitationskliniken Ulm (RKU), Ulm, Germany
Chairman, Stroke & Neurointervention Foundation (SNIF)
Dr Shakir Husain did his medical graduation and post graduation from RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, followed by DM (Neurology) from G.B.Pant Hospital, Delhi University. He trained in Neurointervention from University Hospital Zurich in 1997 – 1999. He developed one of the first independent Departments of Neuroendovascular Therapy and Stroke at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and served as its Chief of Services for over a decade.

After he moved to Max Healthcare in 2009, he developed one of the first independent and comprehensive departments of Interventional Neurology & Stroke treatment, which is at par with any best center in the world. From Feb 2014, he joined as Director of Interventional Neurology & Stroke at Saket City Hospital, New Delhi where he developed a department of Interventional neurology & stroke with integrated stroke intensive care unit and a biplane neurovascular suit. In March 2015 he moved again to Max Institute of Neurosciences.

He single handedly conceptualized and started the Delhi Course on Neurointervention and has shaped it to what it has become today! He also runs a one-year Fellowship Program (Egas Moniz Fellowship in Interventional Neurology & Stroke) and is actively involved in teaching and developmental activities of Neurointervention in Asia Pacific region.

He is the founding chairman of the Stroke & Neurointervention Foundation (SNIF), which has been actively involved in the advancement of knowledge, science and art on neurointervention in Asia Pacific region.

Dr. Shigeru Miyachi

Director of Neuroendovascular Therapy,
Associate Professor of department of Neurosurgery,
Osaka Medical College,
Osaka, Japan
Dr. Miyachi is a board-certified neurosurgeon, and also a neuro-endovascular therapist in Japan. He was graduated from Nagoya University. After he graduated he joined same university as a faculty where he developed Neuroendovascular therapy and became head fo the endovascular Neurosurgery. He has been editor of Neurologia Medico-chirurgica and Journal of Neuroendovascular Therapy. He has been immediate past President of AAFITN (Asian-Australasian Federation of Interventional Therapeutic Neuroradiology), executive committee (member at large) of WFITN (2008-13). He has been a fculty to many international courses on neurointervention.

Dr. Michihiro Tanaka

Director – Neurosurgery
Kameda Medical Center
Kamogawa City, Chiba – JAPAN
Dr. Tanaka is board certified in Neurosurgery and Neuroendovascular therapy, with subspecialties in interventional neuroradiology, cerebrovascular surgery, neuroanatomy, functional vascular anatomy, cerebral blood flow, and metabolism. He is a one of the leading minimal invasive neurosurgeons in Japan. After training at Yamanashi University, Yokohama City University Hospital, and the National Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, he became a clinical fellow in Zurich, at University Hospital’s Institute of Neuroradiology. Later he became an associate professor at the same institute. Currently he is in Kameda Medical Center where he heads the Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Bernd Tomandl

Head - Department of Radiology and Neuro-radiology Christophsbad
Fachklinik GmbH
Fachkrankenhaus KG
Faurndauer Straße 6-28
73035 Göppingen, Germany
Dr Bernd Tomandl is a Neuroradiologist practicing in Germany. He is the Head of Department of Radiology and Neuro-radiology at Christophsbad Fachklinik. He has vast experience on diagnostic neuroradiology and therapeutic neurointerventions including spinal cord AVMs, cerebral aneurysms, brain AVMs, and head and neck vascular anomaly and acute stroke.

Dr. Yasunari Niimi

Department of Neurosurgery
Beth Israel Medical Center and
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
New York, US
Dr Yasunari Niimi is a board certified Neurosurgeon in Japan and a board certified Radiologist in the U.S.A. He has trained in Interventional Neuroradiology under Dr Alejandro Berenstein and Dr In Sup Choi at New York University Medical Center in late 1980’s. He has been a partner of Dr. Alex Berenstein at Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery in New York over the last 13 years. He moved to Japan in November 2012. He is currently the Director of Center for Neurological Diseases and director of Department of Neuroendovascular Therapy, St. Luke's International Hospital Tokyo Japan and an instructor and member of Board of Directors of Japanese Society of Neuroendovascular Therapy. He does almost all neurointerventional procedures but particularly specializes in pediatric neurovascular diseases, spinal cord AVMs, cerebral aneurysms, brain AVMs, and head and neck vascular anomaly.

Dr. Keyvan Edraki

Senior Neurointerventionist
Shohada-e-Tajrish Hospital
Tehran, Iran
Dr Edraki is a Persian National Board certified Neurosurgeon. He trained for Interventional Neuroradiology in University Hospital’s Institute of Neuroradiology, Zurich, Switzerland. He later spent over a year at the Instituto Nacional De Neurologia Y Neuro cirogia, Unam Mexico, to obtain a fellowship in Endovascular Therapy. He is a pioneer and one of the leading endovascular neurosurgeons in Iran.

Dr. Masaki Komiyama

Director, Center for Cerebrovascular Diseases
and Department of Neuro-Intervention
Osaka City General Hospital, Osaka, Japan
Dr. Komiyama is a board-certified neurosurgeon, and also a neuro-endovascular therapist in Japan. He was graduated from Keio University in Tokyo, and started his medical carrier in plastic and reconstructive surgery first, and extended the fields to neurosurgery and neurointervention. Amongst the field of neurointervention, He is a specialist in pediatric neurointervention. He is also specialized in the functional neurovascular anatomy. He is now an interventional section editor of the journal ‘Neuroradiology’.

Dr. Baltsavias Gerasimos

PD & Leitender Arzt,
Institute of Interventional Neuroradiology,
University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Basic specialty: Neurosurgery
Subspecialty: Neuroendovascular Operations, Training University Hospital Vienna (AKH), Neurosurgical Dept, Vienna, Austria Radcliffe Infirmery Oxford University, Neuroradiology Dept, Oxford, UK Beth Israel Medical Center, Dept Neuroendovascular Surgery, NYC, USA Christian Doppler Medical Center, Neurosurgical Dept, Salzburg, Austria

Head of Neuroendovascular Unit, Interbalkan Medical Center, Thesaloniki, Greece, 2000-2009

Diplome Interuniversitaire, Paris Sud University and Mahidol University PL Lasjaunias's Master Course in Neurovascular Diseases Dissertation in Lariboisiere University Hospital, Paris, France

OA Interventional Neuroradiology, USZ, Jan 2009 Doctorate at Medical School of Zurich University Habilitation - Medical School of Zurich University PD and Leitender Arzt, Interventional Neuroradiology, USZ, July 2016