Acute Stroke Management Hands-on Workshop

Recorded Thrombectomy Case: Aspiration

Sunday, February 4
9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Location: Regency Ballroom 1

Guilherme Dabus

Interventional Neuroradiology
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Dr. Guilherme Dabus is an interventional neuroradiologist member of Miami Vascular Specialists. He is the Director of the Fellowship Program in Interventional Neuroradiology/ Neurointerventional Surgery at the Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute and Baptist Neuroscience Institute. Before joining our group, Dr. Dabus served as Assistant Professor of Radiology and Neurological Surgery at Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University and as the Assistant Director of the Northwestern Neuroendovascular Program and Director of Neuroangiography at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Dabus earned his medical degree from the Santos School of Medical Sciences – FCMS followed by Radiology residency at the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP. He subsequently completed a Neuroradiology fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, followed by Interventional Neuroradiology/ Neurointerventional Surgery fellowships at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology - Washington University in St. Louis and at Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School in Boston from 2004 to 2008.

He has several national and international publications including peer-reviewed manuscripts, invited review articles and book chapters. He was the Guest Editor for the Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology Acute Ischemic Stroke Edition (Volume 15, Issue 1, March 2012) and for the American

Journal of Neuroradiology Special Collection: Vascular Lesions of the Head and Neck: Diagnosis and Intervention (October 2012).
Dr. Dabus is board-certified in Radiology with added qualification in Neuroradiology. He is a senior member of the Society of NeuroInterventional among others.

Dr. Guilherme Dabus is also Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU.


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Kevin Abrams

Chief of Radiology, Medical Director of Neuroradiology
Baptist Hospital of Miami
FIU School of Medicine

Dr. Abrams serves as the Medical Director of Neuroradiology and MRI as well as the Chief of Radiology at Baptist Hospital. Dr. Abrams is one of the founding members of the Baptist Neuroscience Center.

Dr. Abrams holds academic appointments at University of Miami as a Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology as well as at the Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine at Florida International University as Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology.

Dr. Abrams has conducted research on a range of topics such as spinal imaging, stroke and Alzheimer's disease. He has published in respected, peer-review journals including Neuroradiology, International Journal of Neuroradiology, Cancer Research and most recently in the American Journal of Radiology. He is also an active speaker, with presentations at the Radiological Society of North America, International Symposium of Endovascular Therapy, the Emergency Radiology Symposium, the annual Brain Injury Symposium, and at numerous hospitals and universities.

Dr. Abrams graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his M.D. from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse . He completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut and a diagnostic radiology residency at the Hospital of St. Raphael in Connecticut, a Yale affiliate, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Abrams went on to complete a fellowship in neuroradiology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.


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Felipe De Los Rios

Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Dr. De Los Rios is a vascular neurologist certified by the ABPN. Currently Medical Director of the Stroke Program at Baptist Health South Florida and of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Baptist Hospital of Miami. He is also a voluntary Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.


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Italo Linfante

Medical Director, Interventional Neuroradiology
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Florida International University

Italo Linfante M.D, FAHA

Dr. Linfante is Medical Director of Interventional Neuroradiology at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute. He is also Clinical Professor of Radiology and Neuroscience at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University.

MD degree from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy. Residency in Internal Medicine at George Washington University and Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He was on Faculty of Neurology at Harvard Medical School where he trained in Interventional Neuroradiology and Neuro Endovascular Surgery.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board Neurology, Vascular Neurology and Neuroendovascular Surgery from the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

Dr. Linfante has performed over 10,000 Endovascular Neurosurgical procedures, treated over 1,000 cerebral aneurysms. He has participated in major clinical trials in medications and device related technology to treat stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases.

He is the author of more than 120 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals He has published numerous book chapters and books in Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Specialties in Neurology, and Vascular Neurology and Diplomate in Neuroendovascular Surgery from the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

He has received numerous awards such as the Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and Stroke Council, Cum Laude Award of the American Society of Neuroradiology, Cor Vitae Award from the American Heart Association and others.

Dr. Linfante is President-Elect for the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology.


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Raul G. Nogueira

Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Radiology
Emory University
Emory University School of Medicine


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David Sacks

Interventional Radiology
Reading Hospital and Medical Center

Dr. David Sacks has been an interventional radiologist at Reading Hospital since 1985. He has served at the local level as president of the Philadelphia Angiography and Interventional Radiology Society and at the national level as president of the Society of Interventional Radiology. He has had an interest in the interventional treatment of stroke for nearly 20 years. He created an interventional stroke treatment program at Reading Hospital in 2001. Dr. Sacks has authored/coauthored over 100 journal articles, including standards for training and outcomes for carotid stenting and stroke interventions, and is chair of an international writing group to create outcome benchmarks for intra-arterial stroke therapy. He is currently president of the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Carotid Stenting Facilities and serves on the board of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. He also serves on the board of the interventional stroke registry, INSTOR. He was co-chair of the Society of Interventional Radiology CLOTS interventional stroke training course, and recently created a stroke training course for the Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia. He is committed to the education of physicians offering interventional stroke care.


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