Gregory Zipfel, MD, Neurosurgery, Saint Louis, MO, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

GregoryJZipfelMD

Neurosurgery Saint Louis, MO

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Pituitary Surgery, Skull Base

Professor and Chairman, Washington University School of Medicine

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Summary

  • I am a board certified neurosurgeon and currently Professor and Vice-Chair of Neurological Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Co-Directory, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center. My clinical interests are in surgical treatment of cerebrovascular disease and complex tumors of the skull base.

    My lab has two main interests: 1) Vascular contributions to dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease; and 2) Underlying mechanisms and novel therapeutics for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
  • For more information, please visit Zipfel Lab Research

    Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is characterized by deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide within walls of cerebral vessels (Fig. D)

Education & Training

  • University of Miami School of MedicineFellowship, Cerebrovascular and skull base surgery, 2003 - 2004
  • University of Florida
    University of FloridaResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1996 - 2003
  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Washington University School of MedicinePost-Doctoral Fellowship, Neurology, 1998 - 2000
  • University of Florida
    University of FloridaInternship, Transitional Year, 1995 - 1996
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineClass of 1995
  • University of IllinoisB.S., Biology, 1991

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2020 - 2023
  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 2004 - 2022
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1998 - 2010
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Enterprise EHR, Allscripts, 2012
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons, 2010
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Completion of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for AVM Treatment after Unplanned Interruption � Technical Note  
    Raman H, Santanam L, Vellimana AK, Drzymala RE, Tsien C, Zipfel GJ, Acta Neurochirurgica, 1/17/2018
  • The relationship between patient safety indicator events and Comprehensive Stroke Center status in the treatment of unruptured cerebral aneurysms  
    Washington CW, Taylor LI, Dambrino RJ, Clark PR, Zipfel GJ, Journal of Neurosurgery, 1/20/2017
  • Development of a double monoclonal immunoassay for the quantitation of human visinin-like protein-1 in CSF 1 � An emerging biomarker for Alzheimer�s disease  
    Crimmins DL, Herries EM, Ohlendorf MF, Brada NA, Garbett NC, Zipfel GJ, Schindler SE, Ladenson JH, Clinical Chemistry, 1/1/2017
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Matrix metalloproteinase-9: A key contributor to delayed cerebral ischemia after subarachnoid hemorrhage
    Vellimana AK, Zhou ML, Singh I, Aum DJ, Nelson JW, Han BH, Zipfel GJ, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 1/11/2017
  • Fever and Leukocytosis as a predictor of DCI after SAH
    Aum D, Vellimana A, Padovano A, Arias E, Athiraman U, Zipfel GJ, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 1/11/2017
  • SIRT1 Activation: A strategy for harnessing endogenous protection against SAH-induced neurovascular dysfunction
    Vellimana AK, Aum DJ, Nelson JW, Han BH, Gidday JM, Zipfel GJ, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 1/7/2017
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Lectures

  • With Privilege Comes Great Responsibility 
    Los Angeles, CA - 1/23/2018
  • Subarachniod Hemorrhage: Modern Management and New Therapeutic Approaches 
    University of Missouri, Columbia, MO - 1/27/2017
  • SNS Resident Courses � An Update 
    Houston, TX - 1/23/2017
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Other

  • Expert Panel on Neurologic Imaging. ACR Appropriateness Criteria headache 
    Jordan JE, Wippold FJ II, Cornelius RS, Amin-Hanjani S, Brunberg JA, Davis PC, De La Paz RL, Dormont D, Germano I, Gray L, Mukherji SJ, Seidenwurm DJ, Sloan MA, Turski..., American College of Radiology (ACR)
    Reston, VA - 1/1/2009

Press Mentions

  • State-by-State Breakdown of Spine, Neurosurgeon Moves in 2019
    State-by-State Breakdown of Spine, Neurosurgeon Moves in 2019December 15th, 2019
  • Zipfel Named Dacey Distinguished Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Zipfel Named Dacey Distinguished Professor of Neurological SurgeryDecember 11th, 2019
  • State-by-State Breakdown of 88 Spine, Neurosurgeon Moves in 2019 so Far
    State-by-State Breakdown of 88 Spine, Neurosurgeon Moves in 2019 so FarOctober 4th, 2019
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Grant Support

  • The Role Of A-Beta Species In Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell And Cerebral ArterioleNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke2011–2012
  • Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy, Vascular Dysfunction &Ischemic Brain InjuryNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke2006–2010
  • Zinc And Focal Cerebral IschemiaNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke1999

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations