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Lilyana Angelov, MD


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Lilyana Angelov, MD
Department: Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S73
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Lilyana Angelov, MD
Department: Center for Spine Health
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S73
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Lilyana Angelov, MD
Department: Taussig Cancer Institute
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S73
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Lilyana Angelov, FRCS(C), is board-certified in neurological surgery in both the United States and Canada. She is the Head of the Section of Spinal Radiosurgery and Director of BBTC's Primary CNS Lymphoma Program.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Saint Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Residency - University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Internship - Saint Michael's Hospital
Internal Medicine
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Medical School - University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Toronto Canada
Undergraduate - University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada- Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

CNS metastatic disease, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, intraarterial chemotherapy with blood-brain-barrier disruption, neuro-oncology, spine radiosurgery, benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord, benign brain tumors (meningiomas, schwannomas), Brain Metastases, brain tumors, gamma knife, gamma knife and radiosurgery, molecular biology of brain tumors clinical and translational trials, Spinal Radiosurgery, stereotactic surgery, tumors of the brain and spine

Awards & Honors

  • 2008 Robert Ginsberg Surgical Oncology Award, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
  • "Top Docs in America," Cleveland Magazine, 2007
  • Outstanding Presentation Award at Neurosurgery Science Management Meeting, New Orleans, La.; October 2000
  • 1999 McKenzie Award for Basic Neuroscience Research awarded by the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences; June 1999
  • Thomas P. Morley Neurosurgery First Prize; February 1999
  •  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Research Fellowship, 2 years; July 1997
  •  National Cancer Institute (NCI) Canada Post-MD Research Fellowship, 3 years; July 1997

Innovations & Patents

Spine Radiosurgery at Cleveland Clinic


  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Women in Neurosurgery
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Treatment & Services

  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Tumor Diagnosis
  • Brain Tumor Management
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cranial Radiosurgery
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Treatment
  • Intra Arterial Chemotherapy with Blood-Brain-Barrier Disruption
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Novalis Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy
  • Spinal Radiosurgery
  • Spine Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Adult Brain Tumors
  • Anaplastic Astrocytomas
  • Anaplastic Oligodendrogliomas
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Benign Tumors of the Brain
  • Benign Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Lymphoma
  • Brain Metastases
  • Ependymomas
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Malignant Gliomas
  • Malignant Tumors of the Brain
  • Malignant Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas
  • Sarcomas of the Brain or Head
  • Schwannoma
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spine Pain
  • Spine Tumors

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/20/2015, Dr. Angelov has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • French
  • Macedonian