Wouter Schievink, MD

Director, Microvascular Neurosurgery Program, Neurosurgery

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Academic Appointments

Professor, Neurosurgery

Awards and Activities

America's Top Doctors2005
Hippocrates Foundation Award1989
New England Journal of MedicineCurrent
Frontiers in BioscienceCurrent
American Board of Neurological Surgery1998
American Association of Neurological Surgeons1998
American Association for the Advancement of Science1998

Research Focus

Outcomes of complex cerebrovascular surgery. Syndrome of spontaneous intracranial hypotension/spinal CSF leaks. Extracellular matrix proteins in intracranial aneurysms and cervicocephalic arterial dissections. Models of intracranial aneurysms.

Current investigations include:

Genetic detrminants and epidemiology of brain aneurysms, arterial dissections, and spinal CSF leaks. Description of the syndrome of intracranial hypotension/spinal CSF leaks.

Selected Publications

  1. Schievink WI: Spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks and intracranial hypotension. JAMA, 295(19): 2286-96, 2006
  2. Schievink WI, Riedinger M, Jhutty TK, Simon P: Racial disparities in subarachnoid hemorrhage mortality: Los Angeles County, California, 1985-1998. Neuroepidemiology, 23(6): 299-305, 2004
  3. Schrijver I, Schievink WI, Godfrey M, Meyer FB, Francke U: Spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks and minor skeletal features of Marfan syndrome: a microfibrillopathy. J. Neurosurg., 96(3): 483-9, 2002
  4. Schievink WI: Spontaneous dissection of the carotid and vertebral arteries. N. Engl. J. Med., 344(12): 898-906, 2001
  5. Schievink WI: Intracranial aneurysms. N. Engl. J. Med., 336(1): 28-40, 1997
  6. Schievink WI, Maya MM, Louy C, Moser FG, Tourje J: Diagnostic criteria for spontaneous spinal CSF leaks and intracranial hypotension. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, 29(5): 853-6, 2008
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