Luis E. Savastano, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Neurosurgeon

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

EnglishSpanish

Dr. Luis Savastano is a hybrid cerebrovascular neurosurgeon that specializes in the microsurgical and endovascular treatment of brain aneurysm, moyamoya disease, brain and spinal AVMs, carotid artery disease and stroke.

Dr. Savastano is a trailblazer surgeon-scientist and has led bench-to-bedside developments of minimally invasive technologies and techniques to better understand, diagnose and treat patients with cerebrovascular diseases.

  1. Aneurysm surgery
  2. Brain tumor surgery
  3. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
  4. Carotid endarterectomy
  5. Carotid-carotid bypass
  6. Endovascular aneurysm repair
  7. Endovascular treatment
  8. Microvascular surgery
  9. Minimally invasive surgery
  • Microsurgical and endovascular treatment of cerebral and spinal vascular lesions
  • Intracranial aneurysms
  • Moyamoya disease, occlusive cerebrovascular disease
  • Intracranial/intraspinal AVMs, AV fistulas, cavernous malformations
  • Carotid endarterectomy and stenting
  • Neurological surgery
Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2019
    Ph.D. - Doctor in Medicine; Thesis: “Multimodal Endovascular Endoscopy for Atherosclerosis” (evaluation: Summa cum laude).Cuyo National University, School of Medicine
  2. 2019
    Residency - Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Michigan
  3. 2017
    Fellow - Neurointerventional Radiology, Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Michigan
  4. 2010
    Masters - Degree in Anatomy, Thesis: “Dissection techniques of the Nervous System” (Evaluation: Summa cum laude).Cuyo National University, School of Medicine
  5. 2009
    MD - Honor: First of the Class, Valedictorian, Gold Medal and Summa cum laude.Cuyo National University, School of Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Medical InnovationJohnson & Johnson
  2. 2019
    Innovation AwardUniversity of Michigan
  3. 2019
    "Elizabeth Crosby" Translational and Basic Science AwardUniversity of Michigan
  4. 2019
    Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization AwardMichigan Economic Development Corporation
  5. 2018
    "Elizabeth Crosby” Translational and Basic Science AwardUniversity of Michigan
  6. 2018
    Frankel CVC Cardiovascular Imaging Collaborative Funding AwardUniversity of Michigan
  7. 2017
    “Elizabeth Crosby” Translational and Basic Science AwardUniversity of Michigan
  8. 2017
    CNS Resident Fellow Leadership ProgramCongress of Neurologic Surgeons
  9. 2016
    Galbraith AwardCongress of Neurologic Surgeons
  10. 2016
    Max Peet Teaching AwardUniversity of Michigan
  11. 2016
    Max Peet Teaching AwardUniversity of Michigan
  12. 2016
    Best Platform PresentationUniversity of Michigan
  13. 2016
    Academic Excellence AwardUniversity of Michigan
  14. 2016
    “Elizabeth Crosby” Translational and Basic Science AwardUniversity of Michigan
  15. 2016
    Project Award for Early Tech DevelopmentUniversity of Michigan
  16. 2015
    Cerebrovascular Research AwardAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  17. 2015
    Best Resident PosterUniversity of Michigan
  18. 2015
    Cerebrovascular Research AwardAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  19. 2015
    Innovation Fellowship AwardCongress of Neurologic Surgeons
  20. 2015
    Technology Innovation AwardInternational Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH)
  21. 2013
    Neuroanatomy AwardUniversity of Michigan
  22. 2010
    Young Investigator Award in Basic ResearchUniversidad National de Cuyo
  23. 2010
    Summa cum laudeUniversidad National de Cuyo
  24. 2009
    Gold Medal and Honor Diploma Universidad National de Cuyo
  25. 2008
    Panamericana Medical Publishing Award Universidad National de Cuyo
  26. 2007
    Panamericana Medical Publishing Award Universidad National de Cuyo

Professional memberships

  1. 2015 - present
    MemberSociety of NeuroInterventional Surgery
  2. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  3. 2014 - 2018
    MemberAANS Young Neurosurgeons Committee (Cerebrovascular, Ethics and History Committees)
  4. 2012 - present
    MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  5. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)