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Mario Zanaty, MD

Medical school: Université Saint-Joseph Faculté de Médecine

Undergraduate: Université Saint-Joseph Faculté de Médecine

Hometown: Zahle, Lebanon

“High volume, high quality research, and an unheard-of level of support from the staff. I remind myself everyday how lucky I am to have matched here.”

Clinical and research interests

  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Cognition
  • Delayed cerebral ischemia
  • Revascularization
  • Stroke

Awards and grants

T32 grant recipient (T32HL007344-40).

Selected publications

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Flow diversion versus conventional treatment for carotid cavernous aneurysms.

Zanaty M, Chalouhi N, Starke RM, Barros G, Saigh MP, Schwartz EW, Ajiboye N, Tjoumakaris SI, Hasan D, Rosenwasser RH, Jabbour P.

Stroke. 2014 Sep;45(9):2656-61. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.006247. Epub 2014 Jul 22.

PMID: 25052318

Flow-diversion for ophthalmic segment aneurysms.

Zanaty M, Chalouhi N, Barros G, Schwartz EW, Saigh MP, Starke RM, Whiting A, Tjoumakaris SI, Hasan D, Rosenwasser RH, Jabbour P.

Neurosurgery. 2015 Mar;76(3):286-9; discussion 289-90. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000607.


Flow-diversion panacea or poison?

Zanaty M, Chalouhi N, Tjoumakaris SI, Rosenwasser RH, Gonzalez LF, Jabbour P.

Front Neurol. 2014 Feb 28;5:21. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2014.00021. eCollection 2014. Review.


Diverse Use of the WEB Device: A Technical Note on WEB Stenting and WEB Coiling of Complex Aneurysms.

Zanaty M, Roa JA, Dandapat S, Samaniego EA, Jabbour P, Hasan D.

World Neurosurg. 2019 Jul 10;130:201-205. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.07.027. [Epub ahead of print]


Flow diversion for complex middle cerebral artery aneurysms.

Zanaty M, Chalouhi N, Tjoumakaris SI, Gonzalez LF, Rosenwasser R, Jabbour P.

Neuroradiology. 2014 May;56(5):381-7. doi: 10.1007/s00234-014-1339-x. Epub 2014 Feb 18.


Methods and Devices for Posterior VPS Placement Surgery: 25 Years of Iterative Refinement.

Zanaty M, Roa JA, Piscopo AJ, Kritikos ME, Teferi N, Howard MA 3rd.

World Neurosurg. 2019 May 24. pii: S1878-8750(19)31425-1. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.05.148. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 31132499

Complications following cranioplasty: incidence and predictors in 348 cases.

Zanaty M, Chalouhi N, Starke RM, Clark SW, Bovenzi CD, Saigh M, Schwartz E, Kunkel ES, Efthimiadis-Budike AS, Jabbour P, Dalyai R, Rosenwasser RH, Tjoumakaris SI.

J Neurosurg. 2015 Jul;123(1):182-8. doi: 10.3171/2014.9.JNS14405. Epub 2015 Mar 13.


Safety of tirofiban and dual antiplatelet therapy in treating intracranial aneurysms.

Samaniego EA, Gibson E, Nakagawa D, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Zanaty M, Roa JA, Jabbour P, Hasan DM.

Stroke Vasc Neurol. 2019 Feb 3;4(1):36-42. doi: 10.1136/svn-2018-000192. eCollection 2019 Mar.

PMID: 31105977

The Wishbone: A Cranial Midline Localizing Device.

Zanaty M, Banu M, Flouty O, Grady S, Holland MT, Isaacs A, Kung D, Limbrick DD Jr, McKhann G 2nd, Nagahama Y, Zipfel GJ, Howard MA 3rd.

World Neurosurg. 2019 May 14. pii: S1878-8750(19)31320-8. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.05.046. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 31100521

Feasibility, safety, and changes in systolic blood pressure associated with endovascular revascularization of symptomatic and chronically occluded cervical internal carotid artery using a newly suggested radiographic classification of chronically occluded cervical internal carotid artery: pilot study.

Hasan D, Zanaty M, Starke RM, Atallah E, Chalouhi N, Jabbour P, Singla A, Guerrero WR, Nakagawa D, Samaniego EA, Mbabuike N, Tawk RG, Siddiqui AH, Levy EI, Novakovic RL, White J, Schirmer CM, Brott TG, Shallwani H, Hopkins LN.

J Neurosurg. 2018 May 1:1-10. doi: 10.3171/2018.1.JNS172858. [Epub ahead of print]


Cognitive and cerebral hemodynamic effects of endovascular recanalization of chronically occluded cervical internal carotid artery: single-center study and review of the literature.

Zanaty M, Howard S, Roa JA, Alvarez CM, Kung DK, McCarthy DJ, Samaniego EA, Nakagawa D, Starke RM, Limaye K, Al Kasab S, Chalouhi N, Jabbour P, Torner J, Tranel D, Hasan D.

J Neurosurg. 2019 Mar 29:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2019.1.JNS183337. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 30925474

C1-C2 Motion During C-MAC D-Blade Videolaryngoscopy and Endotracheal Intubation in 2 Patients With Type II Odontoid Fractures: A Case Report.

Hindman BJ, Woodroffe RW, Zanaty M, Kawasaki H, Yamaguchi S, Puttlitz CM, Gadomski BC.

A Pract. 2019 Mar 20. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001000. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 30907749

Mechanical Thrombectomy of Acutely Occluded Flow Diverters.

Samaniego EA, Dandapat S, Roa JA, Zanaty M, Nakagawa D, Hasan DM.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Mar 20. pii: opz023. doi: 10.1093/ons/opz023. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 30892631

In vitro accuracy and inter-observer reliability of CT angiography in detecting intracranial aneurysm enlargement.

Al Kasab S, Nakagawa D, Zanaty M, Bathla G, Policeni B, Soni N, Allan L, Hudson J, Limaye K, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Samaniego EA, Hasan D.

J Neurointerv Surg. 2019 Mar 6. pii: neurintsurg-2019-014737. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2019-014737. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 30842308

Letter by Hudson et al Regarding Article, "Clinicopathological Insights From Vessel Wall Imaging of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms".

Hudson JS, Zanaty M, Hasan DM.

Stroke. 2018 Dec 7:STROKEAHA118023744. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.023744. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID: 30580746

Magnetic Resonance Vessel Wall Imaging in Human Intracranial Aneurysms.

Hudson JS, Zanaty M, Nakagawa D, Kung DK, Jabbour P, Samaniego EA, Hasan D.

Stroke. 2018 Dec 7:STROKEAHA118023701. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.023701. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID: 30580739

Letter to the Editor Regarding "Estimation and Recanalization of Chronic Occluded Internal Carotid Artery: Hybrid Operation by Carotid Endarterectomy and Endovascular Angioplasty".

Zanaty M, Samaniego EA, Hasan DM.

World Neurosurg. 2019 Jan;121:287. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.09.033. No abstract available.

PMID: 30557930

Plasma Soluble Human Elastin Fragments as an Intra-Aneurysmal Localized Biomarker for Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysm.

Nakagawa D, Zanaty M, Hudson J, Teferi N, Ishii D, Allan L, Jabbour P, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Samaniego EA, Hasan DM.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Sep 4;7(17):e010051. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.118.010051.

PMID: 30371156

Hybrid Surgery for Internal Carotid Artery Revascularization.

Zanaty M, Samaniego EA, Teferi N, Kung DK, Nakagawa D, Hudson J, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Allan L, Jabbour P, Hasan DM.

World Neurosurg. 2019 Jan;121:137-144. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.09.230. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

PMID: 30312821

Resection of a Pediatric Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Woodroffe RW, Zanaty M, Kirby P, Dlouhy BJ, Menezes AH.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Apr 1;16(4):518. doi: 10.1093/ons/opy185.

PMID: 30085227

Same-Day Discharge After Treatment with the Pipeline Embolization Device Using Monitored Anesthesia Care.

Zanaty M, Daou B, Chalouhi N, Starke RM, Samaniego E, Derdeyn C, Jabbour P, Hasan D.

World Neurosurg. 2016 Dec;96:31-35. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.08.050. Epub 2016 Aug 23.