Spiros Blackburn, MD
- Cerebrovascular Endovascular and Skull Base Surgery
- Colloid Cysts
SPIROS BLACKBURN, M.D., is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the UF College of Medicine and is a member of one of the premier programs in the nation for comprehensive cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery.
He attended Old Dominion University on an academic and athletic scholarship and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2000. He then attended medical school and was awarded a full academic scholarship at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Blackburn completed his internship in general surgery and residency in neurological surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. During his fifth year of residency he studied neurosurgery at Beaumont Hospital- Ireland. After residency, Dr. Blackburn completed a cerebrovascular fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., as well as a neurointerventional endovascular fellowship at the Mallinkrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Blackburn joined the University of Florida faculty in 2012 and provides neurosurgical evaluations of hemorrhagic stroke patients and performs endovascular procedures, including the removal of artery-blocking blood clots, coiling of cerebral aneurysms and carotid artery stenting. He also performs open cerebrovascular surgical procedures, such as aneurysm clipping, carotid endarterectomy and removal of arteriovenous malformations.
Dr. Blackburn’s major areas of clinical interest are arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, carotid artery stenosis, Moyamoya disease, brain tumors and head and neck tumors. His research interests include biomarkers and progenitors following surgical intervention for aneurysm and the Penumbra System in the treatment of acute stroke. Blackburn is the author of more than 15 articles and chapters related to topics on the cerebrovascular system.