Acute Stroke Management Hands-on Workshop

Acute Stroke: Session I: Stroke Management

Sunday, February 4
8:00 AM - 10:10 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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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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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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