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Erol Veznedaroglu,


Title: Director, Drexel Neurosciences Institute; Robert A. Groff Chair in Neurosurgery

Practices: Drexel Neurosciences Institute

Specialty: Neurosurgery


Drexel Neurosciences Institute
245 N. 15th Street
Mail Stop 423, Suite 7102
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Drexel Neurosciences Institute
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Phone: 844.464.6387
Fax: 215.239.3037


  • MD - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (1996)
  • BA - New York University (1989)

Awards & Honors

  • NJ Biz Power 50 Health Care, 2014
  • Top Doctors, South Jersey Magazine, 2010-2013
  • Academics in Medicine Award, Mercer County, N.J., Medical Society, June 2013
  • Elected to Guide to America's Top Surgeons, 2007-2012
  • Doctor of the Year Finalist, NJ Biz, 2010
  • Who's Who in America, 2008

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • AANS/CNS Section on Cerebrovascular Surgeons
  • AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
  • AANS Publications Committee
  • AANS Development Committee
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery Research Group
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Scientific Planning Committee
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Fellowship Committee
  • AANS Executive Committee for Critical Care and Neurotrauma
  • AANS Executive Committee Cerebrovascular Section
  • Society for Neurointerventional Surgery Senior Member
  • American College of Surgeons
  • New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute Board Member
  • Society of University Neurosurgeons
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Central and Southern N.J. Board Member

Clinical Services

Stroke, Aneurysms, Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), Carotid and intracranial artery stenosis, Chiari malformations


Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FACS, FAANS, FAHA, or Dr. Vez, is one of the nation's most innovative and experienced vascular, dual-trained neurosurgeons. He is director of the Drexel Neurosciences Institute and holds the Robert A. Groff Chair in Neurosurgery. Dr. Vez is also chair of Global Neurosciences Institute, LLC (GNI) leading a team of some of the nation’s most experienced neurosurgeons specializing in comprehensive care including vascular, tumor, spine and functional neurosurgery, as well as a consortium of neuroscience physicians providing subspecialty neurology and comprehensive pain management clinical services. This consortium includes experts in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, comprehensive pain management, epilepsy, headache, pediatric neurology and autism. GNI is transforming the way neurologic treatment is delivered to patients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Vez is the founder of the Capital Institute for Neurosciences at Capital Health. He previously served as director of the Division of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson Hospital. He is board certified in neurological surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons (FAANS) and the American Heart and Stroke Association (FAHA).


  • Cerebrovascular/Neurointerventional Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care - Thomas Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience (2002-2003)


  • Neurologic Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1997-2002)
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (7/1997-1/1998)
  • Complex Spine - Delaware Valley Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (1999-2002)
  • Research: Gene Therapy for Prevention of Stroke - CNS Gene Therapy Center, Thomas Jefferson University (2000-2001)


  • General Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1996-1997)

In the Media


Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

"Thrombectomy 6 to 24 Hours after Stroke with a Mismatch between Deficit and Infarct"
Nogueira RG, Jadhav AP, Haussen DC, et al
New England Journal of Medicine, November 11, 2017

"Recombinant factor VIIa use in patients presenting with intracranial hemorrhage"
Yampolsky N1, Stofko D2, Veznedaroglu E2, Liebman K2, Binning MJ
Springerplus; 3:471, Aug 27, 2014

"Early Postmarket Experience After FDA Approval With the Trevo Device for Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke"
Binning MJ, Adel JG, Maxwell CR, Liebman K, Hakma Z, Diaz C, Silva R, Veznedaroglu E
Neurosurgery, Aug 13, 2014

"P-021 TREVO Stent-Retriever Acute Stroke (TRACK) Post-marketing Registry: Interim Revascularization and Clinical Outcome Results Compared to TREVO-2 and NASA Registry"
Zaidat O, Castonguay A, Veznedaroglu E, Binning M, Alshekhlee A, Abraham M, Mehta S, El Khoury R, Majjhoo A, Lin E, Kabbani M, Froehler M, Nguyen T
J Neurointerv Surg;6 Suppl 1:A31-2, Jul 2014

Endovascular coil embolization of unruptured posterior communicating artery aneurysm.
Binning M, Hakma Z, Veznedaroglu E
Neurosurg Focus;37(1 Suppl):1. doi: 10.3171/2014.V2.FOCUS14179. PMID: 24983726, July 2014

"Retrospective study of Heparin Administration for Ischemic Stroke when there is an IV-tPA Contraindication"
Hakma Z, Stofko DL, Binning MJ, Liebman K, Veznedaroglu E
Surg Neurol Int; 5:62. May 6, 2014

"Wax on, wax off: a rare case of catatonia"
Greenberg K, D'Ambrosio M, Liebman KM, Veznedaroglu E
Am J Emerg Med. pii: S0735-6757(14)00235-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.03.047. [Epub ahead of print], Apr 3, 2014

"The neurological emergency room and prehospital stroke alert: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts"
Binning MJ1, Sanfillippo G, Rosen W, D ľambrosio M, Veznedaroglu E, Liebman K, Diaz C, Silva R, Eichorn D, Rubin M
Neurosurgery ; 74(3):281-5, Mar 2014

"Endovascular advances for intracranial occlusive disease"
Binning MJ1, Veznedaroglu E
Neurosurgery;74 Suppl 1:S126-32, Feb 2014

"Endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke: the end or just the beginning?"
Mokin M1, Khalessi AA, Mocco J, Lanzino G, Dumont TM, Hanel RA, Lopes DK, Fessler RD 2nd, Ringer AJ, Bendok BR, Veznedaroglu E, Siddiqui AH, Hopkins LN, Levy EI
Neurosurg Focus;36(1):E5, Jan 2014

"Experience with a simulator based angiography course for neurosurgical residents: beyond a pilot program"
Fargen KM, Arthur AS, Bendok BR, Levy EI, Ringer A, Siddiqui AH, Veznedaroglu E, Mocco J
Neurosurgery;73 Suppl 1:S46-50, Oct 2013

"Mechanisms of Endothelial Cell Attachment, Proliferation, and Differentiation on 4 Types of Platinum-Based Endovascular Coils"
Pandey AS, San Antonio JD, Addya S, Surrey S, Fortina PM, Van Bockstaele EJ, Veznedaroglu E
World Neurosurg, doi:pii: S1878-8750(13)01050-4. 10.1016/j.wneu.2013.08.029. [Epub ahead of print] Aug 30, 2013

"Solitaire Flow Restoration thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke: retrospective multicenter analysis of early postmarket experience after FDA approval"
Mokin M, Dumont TM, Veznedaroglu E, Binning MJ, Liebman KM, Fessler RD 2nd, To CY, Turner RD 4th, Turk AS, Chaudry MI, Arthur AS, Fox BD, Hanel RA, Tawk RG, Kan P, Gaughen JR Jr, Lanzino G, Lopes DK, Chen M, Moftakhar R, Billingsley JT, Ringer AJ, Snyder KV, Hopkins LN, Siddiqui AH, Levy EI
Neurosurgery. 2013 Jul;73(1):19-25; discussion, July 2013

"Endovascular treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic disease"
Lenart CJ, Binning MJ, Veznedaroglu E
Neuroimaging Clin N Am;23(4):653-9. doi: 10.1016/j.nic.2013.03.012 (Epub Jun 13 2013) Nov 2013

"Results of Membrane-Activated Chelator Stroke Intervention randomized trial of DP-b99 in acute ischemic stroke"
Lees KR, Bornstein N, Diener HC, Gorelick PB, Rosenberg G, Shuaib A, MACSI Investigators.
Stroke. 2013 Mar;44(3):580-4. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.000013 (Epub Feb 7, 2013) Mar 2013

"Solitaire FR Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Retrospective Multicenter Analysis of Early Postmarket Experience after FDA Approval"
Mokin M, Dumont TM, Veznedaroglu E, et al
Neurosurgery, Feb 25, 2013


Recent Presentations

Acute and Hemorrhagic Stroke: a New Frontier
Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Hospital,  Washington D.C. December 4, 2014

Neurovascular Update: Intrasaccular Aneurysm Devices
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Boston, Mass., October 18, 2014

Building a Comprehensive Stroke Center: Building a Program, Establishing a Center of Excellence, and Achieving Joint Commission CSC Accreditation
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Boston, Mass., October 18, 2014

Controversies in Vascular Neurosurgery (Moderator)
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston Mass., October 20, 2014

Plenary Session: Treatment of Aneurysm Remnants
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass., October 21, 2014

Neurotrauma: the True Golden Hour
Honored Guest Lecture, 2nd Annual Trauma Conference, Kessler Rehabilitation Institute, West Orange, N.J., October 1, 2014

Study Update of Trevo Registry
Dinner Symposium: Society for Neurointerventional Surgery, Colorado Springs, Colo., July 25, 2014

Early Results of Trevo Stent Retrieval Study
Society for Neurointerventonal Surgery Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colo., July 25, 2014

Neuroscience Grand Rounds: Future of Neurosciences
Visiting Professor, Lennox Hill North Shore University Hospital, New York, N.Y., June 16, 2014

What Neuroscience Looks Like in 2014
Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Buffalo Department of Neurosurgery Gates Vascular Institute, April 26, 2014

Controversies in Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery (Moderator)
AANS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., April 9, 2014

Multidisciplinary Treatment of AVM’s (Moderator)
AANS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif. April 7, 2014

Cerebrovascular Emergencies
ANSPA Session of AANS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., April 5, 2014

Brainiacs Seminar: “What is Consciousness?” (Panelist)
Princeton Present Day Club, March 20, 2014

EMS Clinical Education Symposium
Gloucester County EMS/Rowan University EMS, March 23, 2013

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.