- ABMS Certification:
- Research Interests:
Neurovascular anatomy, blood brain barrier disruption therapy, neurovascular devices
- Clinical Practice:
- Arteriovenous Malformations, Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears), Vascular Malformations, Stroke
- Assistant Professor
Alejandro Santillan, MD, specializes in neurointerventional surgery and vascular neurology. His clinical expertise includes acute stroke and treating cerebrovascular disorders, such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and arteriovenous fistulas of the brain and spine, carotid stenosis, and tumor embolization. Dr. Santillan also specializes in venous sinus stenting for pseudotumor cerebri and pulsatile tinnitus.
Originally from Peru, Dr. Santillan completed medical school at National University of Trujillo in Peru. He did a research fellowship at Cornell University, followed by a surgery internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami and an internal medicine internship and neurology residency training at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed an interventional neuroradiology fellowship and vascular neurology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He joined the UVA faculty in 2020.
A member of the American Academy of Neurology, Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery and the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, Dr. Santillan has published his research in multiple peer-reviewed journals and co-authored a book chapter on neuroendovascular techniques.
Dr. Santillan is married and has a daughter. His pastimes include soccer and classical music.
- Universidad Nacional de Trujillo
- University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center