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Robert Starke, MD, Neurosurgery, Miami, FL, University of Miami Hospital


Neurosurgery Miami, FL

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Interventional Neuroradiology, Skull Base

Department of Neurological Surgery; Department of Radiology; Miami Miller School of Medicine; Jackson Memorial Hospital; Miami University Hospital; Miami Children's Hospital; Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery JMH; Director of Neurovascular Research

Overview of Dr. Starke

Dr. Starke is a member of the departments of neurological surgery and neuroradiology and specializes in the treatment of cerebral vascular disease including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, cavernous malformaitons, moyamoya disease, carotid and intracranial stenosis including bypass surgery, pseudotumor cerebri, and intracranial hypertension. He also treats all aspects of brain tumor and skull base surgery. He is one of the few dual-trained neurosurgeons in the country able to offer both surgical and minimally invasive endovascular solutions to complex cerebrovascular disease. The minimally invasive endovascular techniques allows for patients to be treated through a 1mm incision in the leg with no incisions in the head. He also practices in gamma knife radiosurgery adding a further component of minimal invasive treatment options.

Because of his multi-modality training, he is unbiased with regards to the treatment chosen. While most lesions can be treated endovascularly, there are some cases are safer with surgery or focused radiotherapy. Dr Starke is able to perform every procedure from the initial angiogram to the final embolization or surgery. Dr. Starke also has a busy brain tumor practice, with approximately 1/3 of his patients being referred for brain tumors. He is also a specialist in pediatric vascular disease such as aneurysms and tumors, with 1 dedicated day per week treating children with endovascular techniques.

Dr. Starke is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology at the University of Miami MILLER School of Medicine. Previously, he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Princeton University and distinction in neuroscience. He obtained his medical doctorate from Albert Einstein graduating with distinction in clinical and translational research. He also obtained a Masters of Medical Science with distinction in neuroscience research as part of the National Institute of Health Clinical Research Tr

Education & Training

  • University of Virginia Medical Center
    University of Virginia Medical CenterResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2009 - 2016
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityClass of 2009

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2016 - 2022
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Transradial Mechanical Thrombectomy for Proximal Mca Occlusion in A First Trimester Pregnancy: Case Report and Literature Review  
    Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Priyank Khandelwal, Robert M Starke, Eric C Peterson, World Neurosurgery
  • Unfavorable Vascular Anatomy Is Associated with Increased Revascularization Time and Worse Outcome in Anterior Circulation Thrombectomy  
    Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Dileep R Yavagal, Eric C Peterson, Robert M Starke, World Neurosurgery

Authored Content

  • Aneurysms with Persistent Filling After Failed Treatment with the Pipeline Embolization Device RelatedMay 2018

Press Mentions

  • Bahamian Doctor Talks About Receiving Life-Saving Surgery at UHealth
    Bahamian Doctor Talks About Receiving Life-Saving Surgery at UHealthMay 16th, 2018
  • UM Trial to Evaluate New Stent as a Treatment Option for Aneurysms
    UM Trial to Evaluate New Stent as a Treatment Option for AneurysmsNovember 21st, 2019
  • UHealth Leads in Transradial Access for Neurological Interventions
    UHealth Leads in Transradial Access for Neurological InterventionsOctober 15th, 2019
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