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Office location

Advanced Health Science Pavillion
3104230783
127 S. San Vicente Blvd. Suite A6600
Los Angeles
CA
90048

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuroradiology

Subspecialty

  • Neurovascular

Clinical Areas

  • AV Fistulas
  • Angioplasty
  • Brain Aneurysm Coiling
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Carotid Artery Dissection
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Provider Info

GENDER

Male

LANGUAGES

Spanish, English

EXPERIENCE

26 years

Education

  • UCLA
    Residency - Completed 2007
  • UCLA
    Master - Completed 2015
  • UCLA
    Fellowship - Completed 2007
  • Universidad del Rosario
    Medical School - Completed 1993
  • Universidad del Rosario
    Residency - Completed 1999

Research

Nestor Gonzalez, MD, accomplished a unique training with two completed residencies in neurosurgery and radiology, fellowship training in interventional neuroradiology (neuroendovascular surgery) and a masters of science in clinical research. This allowed him to become one of the leaders in the country in the development of clinical and translational research in the cerebrovascular field. Dr. Gonzalez is the principal investigator on several NIH and American Heart Association grants, including three science innovation awards of the AHA. He is currently the principal investigator of the EDAS Surgical Revascularization for Symptomatic Intracranial Arterial Stenosis (ERSIAS) trial, funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the NIH. Dr. Gonzalez’s original research has received several awards including the Oppenheimer Research Award and the Ruth and Raymond Stotter Chair Endowment by the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez conducted the studies that have led to the use of EDAS revascularization as an alternative treatment for adult patients with cerebral arterial steno-occlusive disorders, including moyamoya and ICAS and has been an investigator of the trials that have defined the modern management of acute ischemic stroke, including the MERCI and SWIFT Trials.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Gonzalez NR, Liou R, Kurth F, Jiang H, Saver J. Antiangiogenesis and medical therapy failure in intracranial atherosclerosis. Angiogenesis. 2018 Feb;21(1):23-35. doi: 10.1007/s10456-017-9578-1. Epub 2017 Oct 9. PubMed PMID: 28993906; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5831393
  • Gonzalez NR, Dusick JR, Connolly M, Bounni F, Martin NA, Van de Wiele B, Liebeskind DS, Saver JL. Encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis for adult intracranial arterial steno-occlusive disease: long-term single-center experience with 107 operations. J Neurosurg. 2015;123(3):654-661.
  • Ooi YC, Laiwalla AN, Liou R, Gonzalez NR. Angiographic structural differentiation between native arteriogenesis and therapeutic synangiosis in intracranial arterial steno-occlusive disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 Jun;37(6):1086-1091.
  • Laiwalla AN, Ooi YC, Van De Wiele B, Ziv K, Brown A, Liou R, Saver JL, Gonzalez NR. Rigorous anaesthesia management protocol for patients with intracranial arterial stenosis: a prospective controlled-cohort study. BMJ Open. 2016 Jan;6(1):e009727.
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Achievements

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Neurological Surgery

Awards & Activities

  • Collegialium Majoris (Egregia Cum Laude), Special Award to the Best Student of the University of El Rosario - 1988-93
  • Summa Cum Laude, Best Student School of Medicine, University of El Rosario - 1988-93
  • National Radiology Award conferred by the Colombian Radiology Association to the best original research work - 1997
  • Stein Oppenheimer Research Award - 2008
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Ratings

Average Rating:
4.9 / 5
154 Ratings

Rating Breakdown

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Comments

By Cedars-Sinai Patienton Aug 30, 2019

Amazing !! Very helpful , very understanding , and very caring .

By Cedars-Sinai Patienton Aug 16, 2019

He is very sweet. He care about my health.

By Cedars-Sinai Patienton Aug 16, 2019

It was a great experience. My wife is a nurse at another magnet hospital and felt during both the hospital stay and office visit the staff was superior. I appreciate all their kindness in this stressful time.

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