Demetrius Lopes, MD, Neurosurgery, Park Ridge, IL

DemetriusKLopesMD

Neurosurgery Park Ridge, IL

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Interventional Neuroradiology

Director of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Surgery at Advocate Health

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Summary

  • Demetrius K. Lopes, M.D., is the Director of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Surgery at Advocate Health and Professor of Neurosurgery at RUSH University. Previously, Dr. Lopes was also Surgical Director of Interventional Services and the Comprehensive Stroke Center at RUSH University. Dr. Lopes was the Founder and currently, a Member of the Cure4Stroke Foundation Board of Directors. Dr. Lopes is the Editor-in-Chief of neurovascularexchange.com, the largest independent not-for-profit neurovascular educational platform in the world.

    A distinguished pioneer in neurovascular intervention, Dr. Lopes has been the principal investigator in multiple trials that have helped to shape the field including SAMMPRIS, PUFS, THERAPY, SWIFT PRIME, DAWN, PREMIER, LVIS, FRED, SCENT, WEB-IT and ANSWER and most recently the ADVANCE trial studying the value of surface modification of flow diverters on the treatment of patients with cerebral aneurysms.

    Dr. Lopes is a co-Founder and Organizer of the World Live Neurovascular Conference (WLNC.org), the premier global meeting dedicated to neurovascular intervention. He has been honored as visiting professor, proctor and invited speaker worldwide.

    Dr. Lopes received his medical degree at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), completed surgical internship at the University of Illinois, neurology (PGY-2) at Indiana University and neurological surgery residency as well as neurovascular fellowship at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

    He is a board-certified neurosurgeon, dual trained and highly skilled in the field of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery. Specifically, in the treatment of brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), cavernous malformations and revascularization of the brain for cerebral ischemia, stroke and the conditions leading up to stroke such as carotid and intracranial artery stenosis and moyamoya disease. He has performed well over 1000 brain aneurysm repairs in his surgical career.

Education & Training

  • University at Buffalo
    University at BuffaloRESIDENCY
  • University at Buffalo SOMFELLOWSHIP
  • University at Buffalo
    University at BuffaloRESIDENCY
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineRESIDENCY
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at ChicagoINTERNSHIP
  • Indiana University
    Indiana UniversityOTHER_TRAINING
  • Indiana University
    Indiana UniversityOTHER_TRAINING
  • Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul School of Medicine
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2017 - 2021
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1993 - 2023
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2011-2013
  • Garcia do Prado Anatomy Award 1992
  • Most Compassionate Doctor American Registry
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Transarterial Approach to Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas  
    Johnson A, Chen M, Lopes D, Surgical Endovascular Neuroradiology, 1/1/2014
  • Endovascular repair of a double-lumen dissecting aneurysm  
    Johnson AK, Gerard CS, Lopes DK, BMJ Case Rep, 6/1/2013
  • Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis Trial Investigators Mechanisms of stroke after intracranial angiopl...  
    Derdeyn CP, Fiorella D, Lynn MJ, Rumboldt Z, Cloft HJ, Gibson D, Turan TN, Lane BF, Janis LS, Chimowitz MI, Neurosurgery, 5/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

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Lectures

  • Endovascular and neurosurgical treatment of ischemic stroke 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2014
  • New advances in neurointervention 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2014
  • Embocure 
    Colorado Springs, CO - 1/1/2014
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Press Mentions

  • The Role of Neurosurgeons During COVID-19
    The Role of Neurosurgeons During COVID-19April 15, 2020
  • How a Little Optimism Could Help with Recovery from This Serious Condition
    How a Little Optimism Could Help with Recovery from This Serious Condition
  • Factors Affecting the Degree of Angular Remodeling in Stent-Assisted Coiling of Bifurcation Aneurysms
    Factors Affecting the Degree of Angular Remodeling in Stent-Assisted Coiling of Bifurcation AneurysmsJanuary 01, 2020
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Portuguese