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:

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.  


Open Microsurgery

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

Endovascular Treatment

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

Meet Our Team

Our cerebrovascular neurosurgery team is led by 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, Dr. Jan-Karl Burkhardt, 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 Cerebrovascular Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of Neuroendovascular Service at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center.

Jan-Karl Burkhardt, M.D.

Dr. Burkhardt is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. He specializes in cerebrovascular surgery, both microsurgical and endovascular.

Jeremiah Johnson, M.D.

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

Jill Seeley, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Jill Seeley is an experienced instructor and family nurse practitioner in the Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine.