Rene Sanchez-Mejia, MD

Started Practice: 2008

Joined Scripps Clinic Medical Group: 2009

Scripps Clinic & Scripps Green Hospital Leadership Role:

  • Head, Section of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery

Professional Societies:

  • American Association of Neurological Surgery (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • Cerebrovascular Joint Section, AANS & CNS

Honors & Awards:

  • NIH Clinical Research Award, 2007-present
  • NIH National Research Service Award, 2006-2007
  • Ronald Tasker Clinical Investigator Award, 2005
  • Graduated with Honors, Harvard Medical School
  • Graduated with Honors, Harvard College

Research Interests:

  • Multimodality treatment of cerebrovascular disease including:
    • Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
    • Cerebral aneurysms
    • Arteriovenous malformations
    • Dural arteriovenous malformations
    • Cavernous malformations
    • Intracranial atherosclerosis
    • Carotid stenosis
  • Cerebrovascular disease and cognitive function
  • Effects of fatty acids on cerebrovascular auto-regulation and cognitive function

Clinical Interests Within Specialty:

  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Aneurysm coiling
  • Aneurysm clipping
  • Embolization (aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, dural arteriovenous malformation)
  • Angiography
  • Microsurgery
  • Endovascular neurosurgery (interventional neuroradiology)
  • Intracranial stenting
  • Carotid stenting
  • Acute stroke treatment (thrombectomy and thrombolysis using Merci and Penumbra Devices)
  • Cerebrovascular bypass procedure
  • Resection (arteriovenous malformation, cavernous malformation)

Specialties

  • Neurological Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery

Medical Education

  • Harvard Medical School, MD, 2002

Residencies

  • University of California, San Francisco, Neurological Surgery, 2008

Fellowships

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Endovascular Neurosurgery, 2009