Luis Savastano, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco


Dr. Luis Savastano is a hybrid cerebrovascular neurosurgeon that specializes in the microsurgical and endovascular treatment of brain aneurysm, moyamoya disease, brain and spinal AVMs, carotid artery disease and stroke.

Dr. Savastano is a trailblazer surgeon-scientist and has led bench-to-bedside developments of minimally invasive technologies and techniques to better understand, diagnose and treat patients with cerebrovascular diseases.

Faculty Profile

Clinical Interests

Neuroanatomy, experimental neurosurgery, translational research.

Honors & Awards

2015-2016 Cerebrovascular Research Award from the Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and The Congress of Neurological Surgeons, for the work titled “Endoluminal vascular imaging in carotid atherosclerotic disease”


Medical School

Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina (Summa cum laude)


The University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Neurosurgery


Harvard University