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Neurological Surgery

Charles Prestigiacomo, M.D.

Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery

Director of the Neurological Surgery Residency Program


Neurological Surgery

Clinical Info


Hospital Affiliation

University Hospital, Newark
Jersey City Medical Center
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center


Insurance Participation

Insurance Participation: with Provider Number ( where applicable ) The information below is subject to change and should not be relied upon until after it is verified with the insurance company. In addition, psychiatric providers should be contacted directly for information on their participation with managed care and insurance companies.

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Dr. Prestigiacomo is renowned for his specialty in cerebrovascular microsurgery (aneurysms, AVM, cavernous malformation, carotid endarterectomy and bypass), endovascular surgery for the treatment of all brain, spinal cord and head/neck pathology (aneurysms, AVM, stroke, tumor, vessel occlusion) and stereotactic radiosurgery for vascular lesions. His research has included topics such as the outcomes in subarachnoid hemorrhage, mechanisms of cerebral vasospasm, decision analysis and biophysics of aneurysm formation.



M.D., 1993, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons


Licensure & Certification

Medical Licensure
New Jersey


American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery






Relevant Publications:

Farkas J, Xavier A, Prestigiacomo CJ. Advanced imaging applications for acute ischemic stroke. Emergency Radiology 11(2):77-82, 2004.
Qureshi AI, Suri MFK, Nasar A, He W, Kirmani JF, Divani AA, Prestigiacomo CJ, Low RB. Thrombolysis for ischemic stroke in The United States. Data from National Hospital Discharge Survey 1999-2001. Neurosurgery 57:647-654, 2005
Prestigiacomo CJ. Surgical endovascular neuroradiology in the 21st Century: What lies ahead? Neurosurgery 59: S3-48-S3-55, 2006.
Prestigiacomo CJ. Historical perspectives: The surgical and endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Neurosurgery 59: S3-39-S3-47, 2006.
Chaudhry HR, Lott DA, Prestigiacomo CJ, Findley TW. Mathematical model for the rupture or cerebral vascular aneurysms through three-dimensional stress distribution in the aneurysm wall. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology 6:325-335, 2006.
Sclar G, Boardman P, Prestigiacomo CJ. Solitary brainstem abscess. Neurology 68 (15): 1231, 2007.
Gupta G, Prestigiacomo CJ. From sealing wax to bone wax: Predecessors to Horsley’s development. Neurosurg Focus 23:E16, 2007
Prestigiacomo CJ: Why study the early history of neurosurgery? Neurosurg Focus 23:E1 (Introduction), 2007
Schmidt GW, Oster SF, Golnick KC, Tumialan LM, Biousse V, Turbin R, Prestigiacomo CJ, Miller NR. Isolated, progressive visual loss after coiling of paraclinoid aneurysms. AJNR: American Journal of Neuroradiology 28:1882-1889, 2007.
Catrambone JE, He W, Prestigiacomo CJ, Carmel PW. Monitoring papilledema with Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT) in a pineal pilocytic astrocytoma patient: A case report. J Neurosurgery 107:163-166, 2007.


Current Research

A Bioactive Type I Collagen-Based Nerve Guide for Peripheral Nervous System Regeneration

Sponsor: Subcontracted research for Shu Tung Li, PhD 1-R01-HD41747



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