Wouter I. Schievink
Director, Microvascular Neurosurgery
Wouter I. Schievink, MD directs the Microvascular Neurosurgery Program in the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Schievink specializes in neurovascular procedures, including the surgical treatment of aneurysms and AVMs, as well as extracranial to intracranial bypass surgery and microvascular decompression. He is a world-renowned expert in familial aneurysms and strokes.
Dr. Schievink's research has focused on the genetic, etiologic and epidemiologic aspects of intracranial aneurysms and cervicocephalic arterial dissections. He also has a special interest in cerebrospinal fluid leaks and intracranial hypotension. In the laboratory, he has conducted research on extracellular matrix proteins in intracranial aneurysms and cervicocephalic arterial dissections. He has also developed models of intracranial aneurysms. Dr. Schievink has published articles in numerous publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery and Journal of Anatomy.
Dr. Schievink was born and raised in Amsterdam. He earned his medical degree from the University of Amsterdam, and he completed his internship and residency in neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He also completed a neurovascular and skull base surgery fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.
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