UAB neurovascular surgeons work with specialists from interventional neuroradiology, neurology, physical rehabilitation, speech therapy, stereotactic radiation, and skilled nursing care to coordinate treatment strategies for patients with neurovascular disease or acute brain injury. Weekly cerebrovascular conferences form an essential element of our multidisciplinary focus and include contributions from vascular neurology, neurovascular surgery, and vascular neuroradiology programs, as well as additional specialty care providers as needed.

The UAB Approach


The neurovascular surgery program at UAB focuses on multidisciplinary management of complex central nervous system vascular conditions including arteriovenous malformations, cavernous angiomas, aneurysms, as well as carotid and intracerebral stenosis. UAB's neurovascular program includes Winfield S. Fisher III , MD, Mark Harrigan, MD and John P. Deveikis, MD, an interventional neuroradiologist. Dr. Fisher trained with the eminent aneurysm surgeon, Charles M. Drake, MD. Dr. Harrigan completed fellowships in neurointervention with L. Nelson Hopkins III, MD, in Buffalo, and in cerebrovascular surgery with Dr. Fisher. UAB neuroradiologist Joel K. Cure, MD provides expertise in aneurysm imaging with magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and computed tomography angiography (CTA).

The UAB Neurovascular Teamvasc2

Winfield S. Fisher III, MD

Mark R. Harrigan, MD  

John P. Deveikis, MD

UAB offers world-renowned specialists in the surgical care of neurovascular disease. Our vascular neurosurgeons are board-certified, have completed, and direct fellowships in vascular surgery. UAB vascular neurosurgeons have published extensively, including the standard teaching handbook for cerebrovascular surgery, Handbook of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurointerventional Technique.


UAB vascular neurosurgeons are currently accepting new patients. Referrals are made through your primary care physician (PCP), who will coordinate the transfer of medical records and imaging studies. Our staff will work with you to schedule an appointment in a timely manner. Contact Us

For FY’13 and FY’14, 5.6% of unruptured aneurysms that had a endovascular procedure had a minor complication from the procedure.