Gustavo Pradilla, MD

    Assistant Professor

    Emory University Department of Neurosurgery


    Cerebrovascular Research Laboratory

    Chief of Neurosurgery

    Grady Memorial Hospital


    Grady Skull Base Surgery Center


    • MD, Pontifica Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine, 2002
    • Neuroscience Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship , Johns Hopkins University, 2005
    • Halsted Intern in General Surgery , Johns Hopkins University, 2006
    • Neuro-Oncology Research Fellow , Johns Hopkins University, 2011
    • Neurological Surgery Resident , Johns Hopkins University, 2012
    • Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship , University of Miami, 2013



    • Brain Aneurysm Foundation “Kristen’s Legacy of Love Chair of Research” recipient, 2014
    • Emory University “One in one-hundred” Outstanding Post-Doctoral Fellow Mentor, 2014
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Fellowship Award, 2011
    • Johns Hopkins University Walter E. Dandy Award for Excellence , 2011

    Clinical Focus

    • Intracranial aneurysms
    • Arteriovenous malformations
    • Cavernous malformations
    • Carotid stenosis
    • Intracerebral hemorrhage
    • Moyamoya Disease
    • Cerebral revascularization
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Brain Tumors
    • Skull Base Tumors
    • Pituitary adenomas
    • Acoustic neuromas

    Society Memberships

    • Johns Hopkins Post-Doctoral Association
    • Johns Hopkins Medical/Surgical Association
    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • CNS/AANS Joint Cerebrovascular Section
    • North American Skull Base Society
    • Facilitating Surgical Care in Africa
    • Georgia Neurosurgical Society



    • Pradilla, G., Heros, R.C. Importance of the venous outflow pattern in predicting hyperemic complications after treatment of cerebral AVMs. World Neurosurg. 2013 Sep 11, Epub ahead of print
    • Wicks, R.T., Huang, Y., Zhang, K., Zhao, M., Tyler, B.A., Suk, I., Hwang, L., Ruzevick, J., Jallo, G., Brem, H., Pradilla, G., Kang, J.U. Extravascular Optical Coherence Tomography: Evaluation of Carotid Atherosclerosis and Pravastatin Therapy. Stroke, 2014 Apr;45(4):1123-30.
    • Miller, B.A., Turan, N., Pradilla, G. Inflammation, vasospasm, and brain injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:384342. Epub 2014 Jul 3.
    • Pradilla G., Legnani, F.G., Garzon-Muvdi, T., Vargas, D.L., Thai, Q.A., Williams, J.R., Pardo-Villamizar, C.A., Tamargo, R.J. Time course of ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 expression after subarachnoid hemorrhage in monkeys treated with controlledrelease ibuprofen polymers. Submitted.
    • Jackson, C., Pradilla, G., Amin, A., Batra, S., Kleinberg, L., Redmond, K., Olivi, A., Weingart, J., Brem, H, Quinones-Hinojosa, A., Gallia, G., Rigamonti, D., Lim, M. Adjuvant stereotactic radiosurgery following surgical resection of cerebral metastases improves tumor control rates. Submitted.
    • Bhutiani, N., Pradilla, G., Batra, S., Bender, M., See, A.P., Garzon-Muvdi, T., James, C., Carson, B.S., Lim, M. Safety and efficacy of secondary microvascular decompressions as treatment for recurrent trigeminal neuralgia. Submitted.
    • Raza, S.M., Garzon-Muvdi, T., Pradilla, G., Boahene, K., Quinones-Hinojosa, A. Combined Endonasal - Transorbital Approach to the Skull Base: A Single Stage Minimally Invasive Technique for Anterior Cranial Fossa Pathology. Submitted.
    • Chaichana, K., Molina, C., Pradilla, G., Huang, J., Coon, A.L. MCA fenestration masking as an aneurysm on several imaging modalities. Submitted.
    • Bow, H., Amin, A.G., Thurston, J., Lim, M., Gallia, G., Jallo, G.I., Pradilla, G. Use of the NICO myriad for endoscopic resection of colloid cysts. Submitted.
    • Ruzevick, J., Raza, S.M., Recinos, P.F., Chaichana, K., Pradilla, G., Olivi, A., Weingart, J.D., Evans, J., Quinones-Hinojosa, A., Lim, M. Technical Note: orbitozygomatic craniotomy using an ultrasonic osteotome for precise osteotomies. Submitted.

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