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Ramin Pakbaz, MD

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Dr. Ramin Pakbaz, MD


Phone Number
11199 Sorrento Valley Rd
Ste 203
San Diego, CA 92121
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  • Neuroradiology


Dr. Ramin “Sean” Pakbaz is a neurointerventional radiologist who specializes in brain and spine disorders that are often difficult to treat with conventional medical or surgical procedures. In fact, he is recognized as a national leader in the use of minimally invasive techniques to treat brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations (AVM), and many other intra- and extracranial vascular diseases. These include capillary malformations (CM), venous malformations (VM), lymphatic malformations (LM), venolymphatic malformations (VLM) and combined vascular malformations.

Thanks to his dual fellowship training in neurointerventional radiology and neuroradiology — combined with extensive experience at several top health systems — Dr. Pakbaz is qualified to perform a broad range of sophisticated procedures to treat even the most rare or complex conditions. His areas of expertise include tumor embolization, sclerotherapy, kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, carotid stenting, intracranial coiling and facet injections.

Dr. Pakbaz has trained hundreds of physicians on how to perform these minimally invasive techniques. This not only helps distinguish him as a mentor among his peers, but it helps make innovative new brain and spine treatments accessible to more patients who need them.

He is also actively involved in clinical research, and his findings have been published in numerous medical and scientific journals. His research interests include testing innovative new devices that may enhance patient safety and surgical outcomes.

Dr. Pakbaz's style of care is guided by his belief that everyone deserves compassion, and no one should be told they are out of options. Knowing there are always opportunities to improve existing treatments, or discover new ones, he is committed to life-long learning and discovery. 

Outside of his busy clinical practice and scientific studies, Dr. Pakbaz enjoys mentoring high school and college students, especially those who are interested in entering the field of medicine. He also holds leadership roles within several nonprofit organizations and technology companies, including an organization that supports families of children with autism or other special needs.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology, Neuroradiology, 2011
  • American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, 2000

Medical Education

  • American University of the Caribbean, MD, 1993


  • Providence Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1995


  • Providence Hospital, Diagnostic Radiology, 1999


  • University of California, San Diego, Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neuro, 2002
  • Beaumont Health - Royal Oak FKA: William Beaumont Hospital, Neuroradiology, 2000
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