About Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

The cerebrovascular specialists at Baylor College of Medicine are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of the arteries and vessels in the brain, neck and spine such as:

  • Brain aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Acute stroke
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Arteriovenous (AV) fistulas
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Cavernous malformations
  • Spinal vascular malformations

Evaluation and Management of Neurovascular Disorders

Some cases are best treated with open microsurgery, while others are best treated with a less invasive endovascular approach in which brain vessels are treated from inside the blood vessel and accessed through a small puncture in the patient’s leg. A team of expert physicians, including highly specialized neurosurgeons, vascular neurologists, nurses and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatments combined with compassionate, patient-centered care.  

Treatments

Open Microsurgery

  • Brain aneurysm clipping
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • EC-IC bypass for Moyamoya
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Brain hemorrhage

Endovascular Treatment

  • Brain aneurysm coiling
  • Brain aneurysm flow diversion
  • AVM embolization
  • Carotid stenting
  • Tumor embolization
  • Cerebral and spinal angiography

Meet Our Team

Our team is led by two neurosurgeons who specialize in brain vessel disorders and are experts in both open microvascular brain surgery as well as minimally invasive endovascular neurosurgery. Dr. Peter Kan and Dr. Jeremiah Johnson are among a select group of dual-fellowship trained cerebrovascular neurosurgeons whose unique training allows them to treat blood vessel disorders from either inside or outside the vessel, depending on the best strategy for the individual patient. 

Peter T. Kan, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Kan is the director of Endovascular Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of Neuroendovascular Service at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center.

Jeremiah Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. He specializes in cerebrovascular and endovascular surgery.

John Hoef, B.S., PA-C

John Hoef is an experience physician assistant who has specialized in the care of neurovascular patients for nearly a decade.