Dr. John Pile-Spellman

dr brown John Pile-Spellman, M.D., F.A.C.R. is board certified in Radiology. He is recognized as an international leader in Interventional Neuroradiology, specializing in the diagnosis, management and treatment of cerebral aneurysms, strokes, tumors, vascular malformations and the development of innovative image-based services. Dr. Pile-Spellman has over twenty years of experience in developing high impact, clinically relevant imaging and treatment paradigms through clinical care, research, mentoring, and organizational leadership.

Dr. Pile-Spellman received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. He completed some neurosurgical training at Tufts New England Medical Center and a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. He then completed fellowships in Neuroradiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and in Interventional Neuroradiology at New York University Medical Center, New York, NY. He was a visiting fellow in Endovascular Neurosurgery at the Kiev Neurosurgical Institute, Kiev, Ukraine, USSR. Among his many honors are membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Society, the Sadek Hilal Faculty Research Award at Columbia University and being selected by the Castle Connolly Guide to America’s Top Doctors and Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area from 2001 to 2010.

Prior to joining Neurological Surgery, P.C. Dr. Pile-Spellman was Vice-Chair of Research and Director of Interventional MRI at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. He continues his research activities at Columbia University’s School of Engineering in the Biomedical Engineering Department. He has been an attending Radiologist and Director of Academic Interventional Neuroradiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Pile-Spellman has been published in more than 150 peer review journals and served as a reviewer of numerous academic publications, including Stroke, The Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow, Radiology, and Lancet . He has been an investigator in at least six pivotal clinical trials for endovascular treatment, and has numerous patents for endovascular treatment and advances in imagery.

Dr. Pile-Spellman is a member of more than 20 professional organizations and societies, including the American Society of Neuroradiology, World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, New York Academy of Sciences, and the American College of Radiology.

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Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke, Dr John Pile-Spellman


Dr. John Pile-Spellman Discusses the Changing Face of Stroke