Rafael a. Ortiz, M.D

Neuro-Endovascular Surgery &
Interventional Neuroradiology

Rafael A. Ortiz, MD joined Lenox Hill Hospital in August of 2012 and is the Director of the Center for Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery, and the Center for Stroke and Neuro-Endovascular Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He spearheaded the creation and rapid development of a comprehensive and innovative program of endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Dr. Ortiz specializes in endovascular (interventional) treatment of cerebral aneurysms, embolization of brain tumors and vascular tumors of the head and neck region, cerebral and spinal arteriovenous malformations, treatment of craniofacial vascular lesions (venous, lymphatic, AVMs, hemangiomas) in adults and children, stenting of carotid artery stenosis, as well as revascularization procedures for acute stroke.

Dr. Ortiz completed his residency in neurology and fellowship in stoke/neurocritical care at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. In 2006 he moved to New York City to complete fellowship training in interventional neuroradiology and endovascular surgery at the Hyman-Newman Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Roosevelt Hospital, were he served as attending physician and Director of the Fellowship Program until June of 2012.

Dr. Ortiz is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart and Stroke Association and is the Co-Chair of Tu Corazon Latino, an innovative health movement that brings physicians, executives, public servants and community leaders together to explore health issues and solutions for at risk populations.