Leonardo Rangel Castilla, M.D.



  1. Rochester, Minnesota


  • Cerebral aneurysm, brain arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, brainstem cavernous malformations, dural and spinal arteriovenous fistulas, carotid artery diseases and stenosis, ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, moya moya disease, vertebrobasilar insufficiency, intracranial stenosis.
  • Hydrocephalus, pseudotumor cerebri, intraventricular tumors.
  • Microsurgical aneurysm clipping or coiling, microsurgical resection and endovascular embolization of arteriovenous malformations, carotid stenting and endarderectomy, mechanical thrombectomy, cerebral revascularization, bypass for moya moya and vertebral insufficiency, submaximal angioplasty for intracranial stenosis, venous sinus stenting, tumor embolization.
  • Intraventricular endoscopy, endoscopic third ventriculostomy for hydrocephalus, endoscopic resection of tumors, aqueductoplasty, minimally invasive endoscopic evacuation of intracerebral hemorrhages.
  1. 2016
    Fellowship - NeuroendovascularGates Vascular Institute, University of Buffalo
  2. 2014
    Fellowship - Cerebrovascular/Skull Base Fellowship (Robert F Spetzler MD) Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
  3. 2013
    Residency - Neurosurgery.The Methodist Neurological Institute
  4. 2011
    Residency - Elective Pediatric Neurosurgery Rotation.Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
  5. 2009
    Residency - NeurosurgeryUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
  6. 2007
    Internship - NeurosurgeryUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
  7. 2006
    Clinical Research Fellowship - Disturbances of CBF after severe head injury and administration of L-Arginine. Dept. of Neurosurgery, Chairman: Prof. Raymond Sawaya, Directors: Claudia S. Robertson, Alex B. Valadka.Baylor College of Medicine
  8. 2005
    Clinical Fellowship - Flexible and Rigid Cerebral Endoscopy. Clinic of NeuroEndoscopy, Department of Neurosurgery.University of San Luis Potosi, School of Medicine
  9. 2003
    MDUniversity of San Luis Potosi, School of Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Best Clinical Paper: Risk of de novo aneurysm formation in patients with a prior diagnosis of ruptured or unruptured aneurysm: systematic review and meta-analysis.Cerebrovascular Section Joint AANS/CNS
  2. 2017
    Honorable Mention, Thieme Publishers, Neuroendoscopic Surgery, By Jamie Gerardo Torres-Corzo, Leonardo Rangel-Castilla and Peter Nakaji.2017 Prose Award
  3. 2003
    Ranked in the 7 position in medical school Class 1997-2003 from a 129 students group. High Academic Output Award obtained in the National General Examination for the degree in General Medicine.University of San Luis Potosi, School of Medicine
  4. 2001
    Honor Award for the 2º place in the fourth year of medical schoolUniversity of San Luis Potosi, School of Medicine
  5. 2000
    Honor Award for the 2º place in the third year of medical schoolUniversity of San Luis Potosi, School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2016 - present
    MemberMichigan Association of Neurological Surgeons
  2. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  3. 2006 - present
    MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  4. 2005 - present
    MemberNeuro-Critical Care American Society


Research activities

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