Thomas Masaryk, MD

216.444.6653

Thomas Masaryk, MD

Appointed: 1989

Thomas Masaryk, MD
Department: Diagnostic Radiology
Department Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code P34
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6653
WorkFax:216.444.9307
Thomas Masaryk, MD
Department: Neurological Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S80
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.444.9307
Thomas Masaryk, MD
Department: Neurological Surgery
Location: Lakewood Hospital
14519 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.444.9307
Thomas Masaryk, MD
Department: Cerebrovascular Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S80
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.444.9307
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Thomas Masaryk, MD,served as Head of Neuroradiology at Cleveland Clinic from 1989 - 2008. He is also Professor of at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

He is board-certified in diagnostic radiology with a certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology and a career-long interest in cerebrovascular disease and stroke. He pioneered cerebrovascular imaging with magnetic resonance (MRA), optical coherence tomography, and most recently cone beam CT utilizing amorphous silicon, flat panel X-Ray detectors for diagnosis of acute subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Additionally he has more than twenty years of experience performing cerebrovascular therapeutic procedures, and he has been at the forefront of innovations in aneurysm coiling, avm embolization and the emergent treatment of acute stroke.

 

Dr. Masaryk  has been consistently named one of the country's top doctors by Woodall/ White since 1998. He has a joint appointment in the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Neurosurgery, and he was named teacher of the year in 2001. The Cleveland Clinic’s neuroscience departments are consistently ranked within the top 10 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report magazine's survey of America’s top hospitals.

A frequent invited lecturer at national and international medical meetings, Dr. Masaryk has received grant support from the NIH, authored more than 150 scientific papers on cerebrovascular disease and has authored or contributed to 15 books. He is also a native of Northeastern Ohio.

Professional Highlights

  • Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program, Cleveland Clinic, 1989-1992
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery Training Program Director, 2002-Present
  • Radiology (Journal)  Editor's Recognition Award with Special Distinction, 1990-1993
  • Brain Aneurysm Foundation : Medical Advisory Board Member, February 2007
  • Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors,  2008

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neuroradiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1986
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Diagnostic Radiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1985
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Diagnostic Radiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1982
Medical School - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA
1981
Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Microbiology
Columbus, OH USA
1978

Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology- Neuroradiology

Specialty Interests

AVMs, brain aneurysm, carotid and intracranial angioplasty and stenting, carotid artery disease, carotid artery stenosis, carotid stenting, cerebral aneurysms, cerebrovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease including AVMs and intracranial aneurysms, dural AV fistulas, endovascular and microsurgical management of cerebral aneurysms, endovascular and microsurgical treatment of cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations, endovascular treatment of stroke and intracranial occlusive disease, epistaxis, fistulas, hemorrhagic stroke, intracranial stenosis, ischemic stroke, neurovascular ultrasound, pre-operative tumor embolization, spinal AVM's, spinal cord vascular malformations, spinal vascular malformations, stenting and surgical treatment of carotid disease, stroke, treatment of spinal cord vascular lesions, vascular malformations, brain aneurysm/ vascular malformations, carotid stenting, cerebrovascular disease

Awards & Honors

  • Papal Audience, Pope John Paul II, St. Peter’s Basilica; Vatican City, February 1990
  • Selected to be included in the fourth listing of The Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Stage Physician, The Rolling Stones: No Security Tour, Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, April 1, 1999
  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, 2000-2001

Innovations & Patents

Dr. Masaryk has devoted his professional career to the study and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. He has received NIH funding for the development of magnetic resonance vascular imaging (MRA) and more recently, he has worked with optical coherence tomography, cone beam CT utilizing amorphous silicon and flat panel X-ray detectors for diagnosis of acute subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Memberships

  • American College of Radiology
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • American Society of Neuroradiology
  • American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology
  • Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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