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Daniele Rigamonti

DANIELE RIGAMONTI, MD, FACS, the inaugural Salisbury Family Professor in Neurosurgery, is a professor of Neurosurgery, Radiology, Oncology, Radiation, Oncology and Molecular Sciences. He has a joint appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Rigamonti is the director of the Division of Stereotactic Radiosurgery and director of the Hydrocephalus and Pseudotumor Cerebri Program at the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital. Known throughout the world as one of the foremost authorities on cerebral cavernous malformations, spinal epidural abscesses, skeletal dysplasias and hydrocephalus, Dr. Rigamonti is also credited with first recognizing the importance of genetic factors in the development of both cerebral vascular malformations and hydrocephalus. His contributions to the codifications of the imaging characteristics of cerebrovascular malformations are well known. Dr. Rigamonti’s research has provided the definitive information on the natural history of developmental venous anomalies, cavernous malformations and capillary telengiectasias, and his work on the long-term outcomes associated with the treatment of the cavernomas achondroplasis and hydrocephalus has greatly improved the management of these conditions.

Dr. Rigamonti has published more than 130 articles in leading journals, including, The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Nature, Human Molecular Genetics, Genomics, American Journal of Medical Genetics, and Annals of Neurology. He has also written more than 20 book chapters.

He obtained his medical degree from the Catholic University in Rome, and completed his neurosurgery internship and residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Rigamonti received his neurovascular fellowship training at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.