Randall T. Higashida, MD

Chief, Neurointerventional Radiology
Neurointerventional radiologist

Dr. Randall T. Higashida is a renowned neurointerventional radiologist, a specialist in using imaging technologies to diagnose and treat disorders of the brain and spine. An expert on stroke in particular, he serves as chief of neurointerventional radiology.

Higashida earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Higashida is a member of numerous scientific committees and medical associations, including a task force on cerebrovascular neurosurgery and a research committee for the American Heart Association. He also has chaired the American Heart Association's council on cardiovascular radiology and has served as president of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery.

Clinics

Neurointerventional Radiology
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Consultation: (415) 353-1863
Schedule a Procedure: (415) 353-1869
Fax: (415) 353-8606

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Center
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7596
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

Tulane University 1980

Residencies

UCLA, Internal Medicine 1981

Fellowships

UCLA, Radiology 1984
UCLA, Interventional Neuroradiology 1985

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Meyers PM, Higashida RT. Commentary on Optimal Treatment Strategy for Tandem Stroke. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 Jul 09; 11(13):1300-1301.
  2. Eskey CJ, Meyers PM, Nguyen TN, Ansari SA, Jayaraman M, McDougall CG, DeMarco JK, Gray WA, Hess DC, Higashida RT, Pandey DK, Peña C, Schumacher HC. Indications for the Performance of Intracranial Endovascular Neurointerventional Procedures: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018 Apr 19.
  3. Kondapavulur S, Cooke DL, Kao A, Amans MR, Alexander M, Darflinger R, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Damato B, Halbach VV, Matthay KK, Hetts SW. Estimation of intra-arterial chemotherapy distribution to the retina in pediatric retinoblastoma patients using quantitative digital subtraction angiography. Interv Neuroradiol. 2018 Apr; 24(2):214-219.
  4. Ammanuel S, Alexander MD, Damato B, Cooke DL, Halbach VV, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Hetts SW. Improved procedural safety following protocol changes for selective ophthalmic arterial infusion of chemotherapy for treatment of ocular retinoblastoma. Interv Neuroradiol. 2018 Jan 01; 1591019918755088.
  5. Alexander MD, Rebhun JM, Hetts SW, Amans MR, Settecase F, Darflinger RJ, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Cooke DL. Technical factors affecting outcomes following endovascular treatment of posterior circulation atherosclerotic lesions. Surg Neurol Int. 2017; 8:284.
  6. Settecase F, McCoy DB, Darflinger R, Alexander MD, Cooke DL, Dowd CF, Hetts SW, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Amans MR. Improving mechanical thrombectomy time metrics in the angiography suite: Stroke cart, parallel workflows, and conscious sedation. Interv Neuroradiol. 2018 Apr; 24(2):168-177.
  7. Cooke DL, McCoy DB, Halbach VV, Hetts SW, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Lawson D, Nelson J, Wang CY, Kim H, Werb Z, McCulloch C, Hashimoto T, Su H, Sun Z. Endovascular Biopsy: In Vivo Cerebral Aneurysm Endothelial Cell Sampling and Gene Expression Analysis. Transl Stroke Res. 2018 Feb; 9(1):20-33.
  8. Smith EE, Saposnik G, Biessels GJ, Doubal FN, Fornage M, Gorelick PB, Greenberg SM, Higashida RT, Kasner SE, Seshadri S. Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Silent Cerebrovascular Disease: A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2017 Feb; 48(2):e44-e71.
  9. Lum MA, Martin AJ, Alexander MD, McCoy DB, Cooke DL, Lillaney P, Moftakhar P, Amans MR, Settecase F, Nicholson A, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, McDermott MW, Saloner D, Hetts SW. Intra-Arterial MR Perfusion Imaging of Meningiomas: Comparison to Digital Subtraction Angiography and Intravenous MR Perfusion Imaging. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0163554.
  10. Hetts SW, Moftakhar P, Maluste N, Fullerton HJ, Cooke DL, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV. Pediatric intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas: age-related differences in clinical features, angioarchitecture, and treatment outcomes. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Nov; 18(5):602-610.
  11. Causey MW, Amans MR, Han S, Higashida RT, Conte M. Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome is a rare cause of stroke after carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Dec; 64(6):1847-1850.
  12. Meng L, Settecase F, Xiao J, Yu Z, Flexman AM, Higashida RT. Initial clinical experience with near-infrared spectroscopy in assessing cerebral tissue oxygen saturation in cerebral vasospasm before and after intra-arterial verapamil injection. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Apr; 26:63-9.
  13. Meng L, Hall M, Settecase F, Higashida RT, Gelb AW. Monitoring cerebral tissue oxygen saturation at frontal and parietal regions during carotid artery stenting. J Anesth. 2016 Apr; 30(2):340-4.
  14. Settecase F, Nicholson AD, Amans MR, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Cooke DL, Dowd CF, Hetts SW. Onyx embolization of an intraosseous pseudoaneurysm of the middle meningeal artery in a patient with meningiomatosis, McCune-Albright syndrome, and gray platelet syndrome. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 17(3):324-9.
  15. Meyers PM, Higashida RT, McDougall CG, Hussein MS, Hirsch JA, Rasmussen PA. Editorial: Discipline and training. J Neurosurg. 2016 Jan; 124(1):9-11.
  16. Narvid J, Amans MR, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Dillon WP, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Halbach VV. Spontaneous retroclival hematoma: a case series. J Neurosurg. 2016 Mar; 124(3):716-9.
  17. Sun Z, Lawson DA, Sinclair E, Wang CY, Lai MD, Hetts SW, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Werb Z, Su H, Cooke DL. Endovascular biopsy: Strategy for analyzing gene expression profiles of individual endothelial cells obtained from human vessels?. Biotechnol Rep (Amst). 2015 Sep; 7:157-165.
  18. Seymour ZA, Sneed PK, Gupta N, Lawton MT, Molinaro AM, Young W, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, McDermott MW. Volume-staged radiosurgery for large arteriovenous malformations: an evolving paradigm. J Neurosurg. 2016 Jan; 124(1):163-74.
  19. Alexander MD, Rebhun JM, Hetts SW, Kim AS, Nelson J, Kim H, Amans MR, Settecase F, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Cooke DL. Lesion location, stability, and pretreatment management: factors affecting outcomes of endovascular treatment for vertebrobasilar atherosclerosis. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 May; 8(5):466-70.
  20. Cooke DL, Bauer D, Sun Z, Stillson C, Nelson J, Barry D, Hetts SW, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Su H, Saeed MM. Endovascular biopsy: Technical feasibility of novel endothelial cell harvesting devices assessed in a rabbit aneurysm model. Interv Neuroradiol. 2015 Feb; 21(1):120-8.

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