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Athos
Patsalides, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery Interventional Neuroradiology Department of Neurological Surgery Weill Cornell Medicine
Athos Patsalides, M.D. Board-Certified Interventional Neuroradiologist

Dr. Patsalides is an Interventional Neuroradiologist in the Department of Neurological Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is board-certified in Radiology and is Associate Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Training

Dr. Patsalides received his Medical Degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. After completing his medical studies, he received a scholarship from the John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences and moved to the United States to conduct research at the National Institutes of Health. After working at NIH, he completed his training at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He is the recipient of multiple national awards from the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Neuroradiology, and the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery.

Dr. Patsalides is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and a senior member of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery and the American Society of Neuroradiology. He is also a member of national committees of the Society of Neurointerventional  Surgery and the American College of Radiology.

Expertise
Dr. Patsalides is expertin the treatment of vascular diseases of the brain & spine

He is has pioneered novel treatments for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Pulsatile Tinnitus and is International Expert for the diagnosis and treatment for venous sinus stenosis. He has published extensively on the treatment of brain aneurysms, vascular malformations of the brain and spine, and stroke, and has given lectures and presentations at multiple national and international meetings and courses.

He is the Principal Investigator of a clinical trial Evaluating the safety and efficacy of venous sinus stenting for patients with pulsatile tinnitus.

He is also leading a study Evaluating the safety and efficacy of venous sinus stenting for patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.

Dr. Patsalides is expert in Aneurysms of the Brain, Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM) of the Brain and spine, Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas (DAVF) of the brain and spine, Carotid Stenosis, Vascular Malformations of the head and neck.

He is also expert in minimally invasive procedures for spinal compression fractures (kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty) and for patients with osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, and spinal tumors.

Board Certifications
  • Radiology
Clinical & Academic Positions
  • Associate Attending Neurological Surgeony - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education
  • M.D., University of Athens, Faculty of Medicine (Greece), 1997
  • M.P.H., The Johns Hopkins University, 2005
  • 2020 - “Top Doctors” New York
  • 2019 - “Top Doctors” New York
  • 2018 - “Research paper of the year”, Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
    - “Top Doctors” New York
  • 2017 - “Top Doctors” New York
  • 2016 - “Top Doctors” New York
  • 2015 - “Top Doctors” New York
  • 2009 - Recipient of the “Michael Brothers Memorial Award” in Interventional Neuroradiology
  • 2007- Outstanding Resident of the Year, Department of Radiology, Georgetown University
    - Radiological Society of North America Research Award
  • 2006 - Radiological Society of North America Research Award
  • 2005 - Radiological Society of North America Research Award
  • 2004 - JT Rutherford Fellow of the American College of Radiology
  • 2002 - Image Interpretation Session, European Congress of Radiology
    - “Outstanding presentation in Head and Neck Radiology", American Society of Neuroradiology
  • 2001 - Scholar of the European Congress of Radiology
    - “Cum Laude” for poster presentation, American Society of Neuroradiology
    - Grant recipient by the John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences
  • 2016 - Present - Associate Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery , Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2009 - Present - Assistant Professor of Radiology, Radiology , Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2010 - 2016 - Alvina and Willis Murphy Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery , Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2009 - 2016 - Assistant Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery , Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2008 - 2009 - Fellow in Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery , Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2007 - 2008 - Fellow in Radiology, Radiology , Weill Cornell Medical College
Specialities
  • Radiology, Neuro/Interventional
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Neurological Surgery
Expertise
  • Balloon Test Occlusion
  • Subclavian Artery Stenting
  • Vertebral Artery Stenting
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation)
  • Cerebrovascular Malformation
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Stents
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Aneurysm
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Vascular Malformation
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Intra-Arterial Chemotherapy
  • Presurgical Tumor Embolization
  • IIH (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension)
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Pulsatile tinnitus
  • Brain AVM
  • Spine AVM
  • Vascular anomalies of the face and neck
  • Vascular anomalies of the brain
  • Petrosal Sinus Sampling
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Dr. Patsalides is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology and a senior member of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery and the American Society of Neuroradiology. He is also member of national committees of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery and the American College of Radiology.
Personal Statement

My main goal is to provide exceptional patient care in the diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases of the brain and spine. As part of a team of experts in Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuroradiology, and Neurological Critical Care, I work diligently to provide state-of-the art treatment in one of the premier academic institutions of the country. I believe in helping my patients understand their disease and the available treatment options so that they will be able to take control of their own health.

Patient Reviews
"Finally, I Had a Sense of Hope"
  • Dr. Patsalides performed successfully 3 kyphoplasties I had in the last three years. After each one I fully recovered in a few days and was also able to return to work in the same week. The physical therapy that he also prescribed returned me quickly back to regular excercising. Do not let fractures control your life. Dr. Patsalides can help you restore your life and your spine back to normal. Pay him a visit. You can trust him. I did so 3 times. These were among my best choices.”

  • Dr. Athos Patsalides is a great doctor and an incredible human being. He is caring, very attentive to his patients' needs and to each particular situation. In general, when you get to him it is because you have an important health issue. You could not be in better hands. Dr. Patsalides will talk to you, explain your situation and he will do what is best for you in each case. He is patient and will answer all your questions and address your doubts and fears.

  • Dr. Patsalides is a very good doctor and a very nice man ! ! I have seen him a few times over the past two years, after a diagnosis of a brain aneurysm. He always listens, he answers my questions with patience, kindness and even drawings :) He treated my aneurysm a mew months ago successfully ! ! and as per my recent follow up visit, all is well, to my great relief :) I even I got a big hug on my way out of his office. Here is a success story ! ! Thank you Doctor.

  • Dr. Patsalides SAVED MY LIFE. I have intracranial hypertension. I was almost blind, had terrible migraines and I have having pseudo seizures.. (15-20 a day). I was apart of his and Dr. Dinkin’s clinical trial. He placed a 3 inch mesh stent in the main vein on the right side of my brain. I haven’t had a seizure since, my vision came back and I no longer have chronic migraines. My life is back to normal and it wouldn’t have been that way if it wasn’t for Dr. P.

  • This man is a wonderful doctor! He is very sincere very concerned about the patient as an individual, he is warm and friendly and really Treats the patient in such a cordial manner. I found him by accident when I was researching a certain kind of tinnitus on line and his page from the Weil Cornell Presbyterian website popped up. And I continued to read about him and I read his personal statement regarding his care concern and empathy for people with this condition.