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Marc A. Lazzaro, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Specialty: Adult Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Acute stroke therapy
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain and spine arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain and spine dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF)
  • Intracranial stenosis
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Carotid cavernous fistula
  • Vertebral artery stenosis
  • Intracranial venous sinus stenosis
  • Inferior petrosal sinus sampling
  • Preoperative head and neck tumor embolization


  • Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Master of Science, Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana


  • Residency, Neurology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Fellowship, Vascular Neurology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Fellowship, Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS), Senior Member
  • Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN)
  • American Stroke Association (ASA)
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


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  • Telephone 414-805-5219


  1. Thompson MC, Issa MA, Lazzaro MA, Zaidat OO. The Natural History of Vertebral Artery Origin Stenosis. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Jan 16: PMID 23332862
  2. Zaidat OO, Lazzaro MA, Liebeskind DS, Janjua N, Wechsler L, Nogueira RG, Edgell RC, Kalia JS, Badruddin A, English J, Yavagal D, Kirmani JF, Alexandrov AV, Khatri P. Revascularization grading in endovascular acute ischemic stroke therapy. Neurology 2012 Sep 25;79(13 Suppl 1):S110-6 PMID 23008384
  3. Nguyen TN, Zaidat OO, Edgell RC, Janjua N, Yavagal DR, Xavier AR, Kirmani JF, Liebeskind DS, Nogueira RG, Vora NA, Sims JR, Lynch JR, Fitzsimmons BF, Wolfe TJ, Chen M, Badruddin A, Zahuranec DB, McDonagh DL, Janardhan V, Bastan B, Madden JA, Sanossian N, Gupta R, Lazzaro MA, Jovin TG, Abou-Chebl A, Linfante I, Hussain SI. Vascular neurologists and neurointerventionalists on endovascular stroke care: polling results. Neurology 2012 Sep 25;79(13 Suppl 1):S5-15 PMID 23008412
  4. Lazzaro MA, Novakovic RL, Alexandrov AV, Darkhabani Z, Edgell RC, English J, Frei D, Jamieson DG, Janardhan V, Janjua N, Janjua RM, Katzan I, Khatri P, Kirmani JF, Liebeskind DS, Linfante I, Nguyen TN, Saver JL, Shutter L, Xavier A, Yavagal D, Zaidat OO. Developing practice recommendations for endovascular revascularization for acute ischemic stroke. Neurology 2012 Sep 25;79(13 Suppl 1):S243-55 PMID 23008406
  5. Darkhabani Z, Nguyen T, Lazzaro MA, Zaidat OO, Lynch JR, Fitzsimmons BF, Linfante I. Complications of endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke and proposed management approach. Neurology 2012 Sep 25;79(13 Suppl 1):S192-8 PMID 23008397
  6. Lazzaro MA, Darkhabani Z, Remler BF, Hong SH, Wolfe TJ, Zaidat OO, Fitzsimmons BF. Venous sinus pulsatility and the potential role of dural incompetence in idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Neurosurgery 2012 Oct;71(4):877-83 PMID 22989961
  7. Lazzaro MA, Darkhabani Z, Remler BF, Hong SH, Wolfe TJ, Zaidat OO, Fitzsimmons BF. Venous Sinus Pulsatility and the Potential Role of Dural Incompetence in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. Neurosurgery 2012 Jul 11: PMID 22791041
  8. Golshani B, Lazzaro MA, Raslau F, Darkhabani Z, Baruah D, Eastwood D, Fitzsimmons BF, Zaidat OO. Surveillance imaging after intracranial stent implantation: non-invasive imaging compared with digital subtraction angiography. J Neurointerv Surg 2012 May 28: PMID 22641863
  9. Zaidat OO, Lazzaro MA, Gupta R, Yavagal DR, Rasmussen PA, Hirsch JA, Castonguay AC, Tarr RW. Interventional Management of Stroke III trial: establishing the foundation. J Neurointerv Surg 2012 Jul;4(4):235-7 PMID 22613883
  10. Lazzaro MA, Zaidat OO. Multimodal endovascular reperfusion therapies: adjunctive antithrombotic agents in acute stroke. Neurology 2012 Feb 14;78(7):501-6 PMID 22330414
  11. Darkhabani ZM, Lazzaro MA, Zaidat OO. Pericallosal artery aneurysm treatment using Y-configuration stent-assisted coil embolization: a report of four cases. J Neurointerv Surg 2012 Nov;4(6):459-62 PMID 22247235
  12. Darkhabani MZ, Thompson MC, Lazzaro MA, Taqi MA, Zaidat OO. Vertebral artery stenting for the treatment of bow hunter's syndrome: report of 4 cases. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2012 Nov;21(8):908.e1-5 PMID 22206692
  13. Nguyen TN, Lazzaro MA, Qureshi AI. New standards for intracranial atherosclerotic disease treatment. Front Neurol 2011;2:77 PMID 22190903
  14. Lazzaro MA, Badruddin A, Zaidat OO, Darkhabani Z, Pandya DJ, Lynch JR. Endovascular embolization of head and neck tumors. Front Neurol 2011;2:64 PMID 22022319
  15. Zaidat OO, Lazzaro MA, Niu T, Hong SH, Fitzsimmons BF, Lynch JR, Sinson GP. Multimodal endovascular therapy of traumatic and spontaneous carotid cavernous fistula using coils, n-BCA, Onyx and stent graft. J Neurointerv Surg 2011 Sep;3(3):255-62 PMID 21990837
  16. Lazzaro MA, Chen M, Christoforidis GA, Mohammad Y. The impact of diabetes on the extent of pial collaterals in acute ischemic stroke patients. J Neurointerv Surg 2011 Sep;3(3):242-5 PMID 21990833
  17. Lazzaro MA, Zaidat OO. X-configuration intersecting Enterprise stents for vascular remodeling and assisted coil embolization of a wide neck anterior communicating artery aneurysm. J Neurointerv Surg 2011 Dec 1;3(4):348-51 PMID 21990474
  18. Lazzaro MA, Ouyang B, Chen M. The role of circle of Willis anomalies in cerebral aneurysm rupture. J Neurointerv Surg 2012 Jan 1;4(1):22-6 PMID 21990452
  19. Lazzaro MA, Darkhabani Z, Zaidat OO, Fitzsimmons BF. Initial experience with the coaxial dual-lumen ascent balloon catheter for wide-neck aneurysm coil embolization. Front Neurol 2011;2:52 PMID 21897828
  20. Lazzaro MA, Zaidat OO, Mueller-Kronast N, Taqi MA, Woo D. Endovascular therapy for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in multiple sclerosis. Front Neurol 2011;2:44 PMID 21808631
  21. Lazzaro MA, Cochran EJ, Lopes DK, Prabhakaran S. Moyamoya syndrome in an adult with essential thrombocythemia. Neurol Int 2011 Jun;3(1):e3 PMID 21785675
  22. Taqi MA, Lazzaro MA, Pandya DJ, Badruddin A, Zaidat OO. Dissecting aneurysms of posterior cerebral artery: clinical presentation, angiographic findings, treatment, and outcome. Front Neurol 2011;2:38 PMID 21734905
  23. Lazzaro MA, Badruddin A, Abraham MG, Edgell RC, Zaidat OO. Proposed angiographic criteria for measurement of vertebral artery origin stenosis: the vertebral origin treatment with endovascular therapy (VOTE) method. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2012 Nov;21(8):712-6 PMID 21530313
  24. Lazzaro MA, Zaidat OO, Issa MA, Gilkeson RC, Sunshine JL, Tarr RW, Husain S, Suarez JI. Stroke severity predicted by aortic atheroma detected by ultra-fast and cardiac-gated chest tomography. Front Neurol 2011;2:18 PMID 21472030
  25. Rosenberg N, Lazzaro MA, Lopes DK, Prabhakaran S. High-dose intra-arterial nicardipine results in hypotension following vasospasm treatment in subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care 2011 Dec;15(3):400-4 PMID 21468780
  26. Badruddin A, Lazzaro MA, Taqi MA, Zaidat OO. Downward migration of carotid stent on 8 months follow-up imaging: possible stent "watermelon- seeding" effect. J Neuroimaging 2011 Oct;21(4):395-8 PMID 21410817
  27. Lazzaro MA, Malhotra K, Mohammad YM. The role of antithrombotics in secondary stroke prevention. Semin Neurol 2010 Nov;30(5):492-500 PMID 21207341
  28. Lazzaro MA, Krishnan K, Prabhakaran S. Detection of atrial fibrillation with concurrent holter monitoring and continuous cardiac telemetry following ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2012 Feb;21(2):89-93 PMID 20656504
  29. Lazzaro MA, Prabhakaran S. Induced hypothermia in acute ischemic stroke. Expert Opin Investig Drugs 2008 Aug;17(8):1161-74 PMID 18616413
  30. Javed A, Balabanov R, Arnason BG, Kelly TJ, Sweiss NJ, Pytel P, Walsh R, Blair EA, Stemer A, Lazzaro M, Reder AT. Minor salivary gland inflammation in Devic's disease and longitudinally extensive myelitis. Mult Scler 2008 Jul;14(6):809-14 PMID 18573828
  31. Zhang P, Klenk ES, Lazzaro MA, Williams LB, Considine RV. Hexosamines regulate leptin production in 3T3-L1 adipocytes through transcriptional mechanisms. Endocrinology 2002 Jan;143(1):99-106 PMID 11751598
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