Adib Abla, MD
Dr. Adib A. Abla is a vascular and endovascular neurosurgeon who specializes in treating conditions involving blood vessels in the brain. These include brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, arteriovenous fistulae, stroke, and carotid artery disease. He performs both traditional open surgery and minimally invasive endovascular procedures, offering patients a comprehensive set of treatment options. He treats both adult and pediatric patients.
Abla is chief of vascular neurosurgery and director of UCSF's surgical program for cerebrovascular disorders. His research interests include computer modeling of brain aneurysms and their treatments, as well as laboratory research testing specific approaches and new techniques to improve outcomes for cerebrovascular surgery patients. He is also involved in clinical and translational research addressing fusiform aneurysms of the basilar artery, a condition that is currently incurable, and research exploring minimally invasive treatments for hypertensive hemorrhage.