Medical Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute

Italo Linfante M.D, FAHA


Dr. Linfante is the Medical Director of Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute. He is also Clinical Professor of Radiology and Neuroscience at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University.

Dr. Linfante earned his MD degree from the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” where he also served a resident in Neurology. He then completed Residency in Internal Medicine at George Washington University Medical Center and Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He served Fellowships in the Neuro-Imaging Branch of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, in Cerebrovascular Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He was on the Faculty of Neurology in Cerebrovascular Diseases at Harvard Medical School where he trained in Interventional Neuroradiology and Neuro Endovascular Surgery.

Dr. Linfante served as an Associate Professor in Neurology and Radiology in the University of Massachusetts’ Section of Neuroendovascular Surgery/Interventional Neuroradiology and was Attending in Neuro Endovascular Surgery at Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Linfante has performed over 10,000 Endovascular Neurosurgical procedures, treated over 1,000 cerebral aneurysms. He has participated in major clinical trials in medications and device related technology to treat stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. He has lectured nationally and internationally on related topics. Dr. Linfante has been a member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal Stroke since 2002 and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Neuro Interventional Surgery. He has been an editor for several other major peer-reviewed medical journals in Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology. He is the author of more than 130 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Stroke, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. He has published numerous book chapters and books in Stroke and Cerbrovascular Diseases. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Specialties in Neurology, and Vascular Neurology and Diplomate in NeuroEndovascular Surgery from the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

Dr. Linfante holds leadership positions in NeuroEndovascular Surgery. He is Founding Member and President-Elect of the Society for Interventional Neurology (SVIN). He was in the Executive Committee of the Society for Neuro Interventional Surgery (SNIS). He has been the Chairman for several sessions and scientific symposiums for the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA). He was Chairman and Faculty for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the Society or Vascular and Interventional Neurology, and the International Symposium of Endovascular therapy (ISET).

Dr. Linfante is currently the President for the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN).

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