Cleveland Clinic's Moyamoya Disease Program offers:

  • Neurologists and neurosurgeons with deep experience in pediatric and adult moyamoya disease
  • Latest neuroimaging technologies, including a vessel wall imaging protocol
  • Dedicated pediatric stroke program and pediatric rehabilitation center
  • Pediatric ICU with round-the-clock specialist staffing
  • Coordinated multidisciplinary approach
  • Learn more about Moyamoya Disease

Surgical procedures:

  • EDAMS (encephalo-duro-arterio-synangiosis)
  • STA-MCA bypass

Meet Your Caregivers

Peter Rasmussen, MD
Director, Cerebrovascular Center
Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgeon

Peter Rasmussen, MD, is a cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgeon. Dr. Rasmussen is also Medical Director of Distance Health and Associate Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Rasmussen received his BS in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1987. He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1991.

Dr. Rasmussen has received the Young Neurosurgical Investigator Award, Bayer Corporation ($25,000 research grant) in 2000, the Neurosurgery “Teacher of the Year” Award from Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute in 2006-2007 and Best Doctors in America award in 2007-2008.

Neil Friedman, MBChB
Pediatric Vascular Neurologist

Neil Friedman, MBChB, obtained his medical degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1987. He spent the next 18 months working in a rural hospital in South Africa gaining clinical experience before working in London, England, for the next three years in various pediatric subspecialty fields. This included 10 months of research in pediatric neuromuscular disorders under Professor Victor Dubowitz at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, United Kingdom.

His specialty training included a Pediatrics residency at the University of Arizona (1995) with subsequent completion of a Neurology fellowship with special qualifications in Child Neurology through Children’s Hospital, Boston (1998).

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