Dr. Alejandro M. Spiotta is a Professor of Neurosurgery & Neuroendovascular surgery, Division Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery, and Program Director of the Neurosurgery Residency training program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in the Department of Neurosurgery.
Dr. Spiotta received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2005, and his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences in 2001. He completed an internship in General Surgery, residency in Neurological Surgery, and fellowship in Neuroendovascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Spiotta is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a member of numerous professional and scientific societies including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He reviews manuscript submissions for numerous peer reviewed journals, is an associate editor for several journals, has co-authored greater than 150 peer-reviewed original research articles, and is an editor of three textbooks on the management of cerebrovascular diseases and ischemic stroke.
Dr. Spiotta's research focus is outcomes research in cerebrovascular disease, device development, implementation of endovascular simulation as training tools among residents and fellows, as well as novel training paradigms for Neurosurgery residents. He is the founder and Principal Investigator of STAR (Stroke Thrombectomy and Aneurysm Registry), an international research collaboration, currently enrolling patients from 30 sites worldwide, which is housed and maintained at the Department of Neurosurgery at MUSC.
Dr. Spiotta's clinical interests are Vascular Neurosurgery and Neuroendovascular Surgery. He specializes in acute stroke thrombectomy, aneurysm coiling and microsurgical clipping, arteriovenous malformations, carotid stenosis, carotid stenting and carotid endarterectomy, cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery, dural arteriovenous fistula, EC-IC bypass, and moyamoya disease.