Nestor R. Gonzalez, MD

Director, Neurovascular Laboratory

Professor, Neurosurgery

Nestor R. Gonzalez, MD

Neurosurgery - Pavilion
127 S San Vicente Blvd #A6600
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Nestor R. Gonzalez, MD

Director, Neurovascular Laboratory

Professor, Neurosurgery

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuroradiology

Nestor Gonzalez, MD, accomplished a unique training with two completed residencies in neurosurgery and radiology, fellowship training in interventional neuroradiology (neuroendovascular surgery) and a masters of science in clinical research. This allowed him to become one of the leaders in the country in the development of clinical and translational research in the cerebrovascular field. Dr. Gonzalez is the principal investigator on several NIH and American Heart Association grants, including three science innovation awards of the AHA. He is currently the principal investigator of the EDAS Surgical Revascularization for Symptomatic Intracranial Arterial Stenosis (ERSIAS) trial, funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the NIH. Dr.Gonzalez's original research has received several awards including the Oppenheimer Research Award and the Ruth and Raymond Stotter Chair Endowment by the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez conducted the studies that have led to the use of EDAS revascularization as an alternative treatment for adult patients with cerebral arterial steno-occlusive disorders, including moyamoya and ICAS and has been an investigator of the trials that have defined the modern management of acute ischemic stroke, including the MERCI and SWIFT Trials.

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  • Medical School: Universidad del Rosario, 1993
  • Residency: Universidad del Rosario, 1999
  • Fellowship: UCLA, 2007
  • Residency: UCLA, 2007
  • Other Degrees: UCLA, 2015

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