The Center for Cerebrovascular Research (CCR) is a core group of faculty and staff pursuing integrative and interdisciplinary study of cerebrovascular disease, utilizing the tools of vascular cell biology, animal models, human genetics, disease epidemiology and treatment outcomes research. Our main area of focus is vascular malformations of the brain, which are an important cause of hemorrhagic stroke, and include arteriovenous malformations (AVM), intracranial aneurysms and cavernous malformations. We also have a special interest in the inherited disease, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), which is one of the few inherited causes of brain AVM. Our main laboratories and facilities are located at the San Francisco General Hospital campus. Patient recruitment also takes place at the Parnassus campus.

The UCSF home departments are Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, Neurological Surgery and Neurology, with allied and collaborating faculty in a number of neuroscience and vascular biology fields. The CCR is a unique group by virtue of the interdisciplinary team approach that includes a spectrum of clinical and basic researchers. In these pages you can explore some of the activities underway. Patients and relatives searching for information on AVM (Arteriovenous malformation) can find out more about the disease and our research by reading our information on "what is an AVM"?
The CCR is headquartered in San Francisco General Hospital's historic Building 10

Mission Statement

To advance and translate seminal metadisciplinary neuroscience, by combining insights and information across multiple perspectives and disciplines, with the common goal of providing effective, safe, and humane treatment of cerebrovascular diseases.

To provide the opportunity for students and faculty to pursue all levels of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and post-graduate training and intellectual development.


It is with great sadness that the Center for Cerebrovascular Research is informing that its beloved founder and director, William L. Young passed away on August 1st 2013.
William L. Young

The 5th Annual William L. Young/Allison Raaen Lectureship
April 24th 2014
Special Guest: Doug Marchuk, Ph.D.,
Professor and Vice-Chair
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University
Title: 'Cerebral Cavernous Malformations: From Gene Discovery to Potential Therapy'
Location: Nursing Bldg N225 at Parnassus
The Annual William L. Young/Allison Raaen Lectureship

The 2014 Aneurysm and AVM Foundation WALK
Sunday May 4th 2014
This day, walk with us and The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation in establishing a national day of aneurysm and AVM awareness to help us support aneurysm and AVM research, raise public awareness, and strengthen communities of support across the country.
The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation website

William Young Lecture at EuroNeuro Conference
EuroNeuro, a conference drawing together neuroanesthesiologists, neurosurgeons and neurointensivists, has established a William Young Memorial lecture. Dr Young was a regular supporter and active participant at EuroNeuro. The inaugural lecture will be given by Adrian W Gelb, UCSF Department of Anesthesia, on Thursday April 11th.
The 2014 EuroNeuro Conference

Related Neuroscience News at UCSF

Multidisciplinary AVM Treatment
Cerebrovascular Malformation Research
Dr. Young receives award ASA Newsletter and Anesthesiology Journal
CCR Scientists awarded NIH Rare Disease grant

Positions Available

See details on the available positions.

Research Support and Sponsorship

The Michael Zodda Foundation
The Leslie Munzer Neurological Institute

Donate to Stroke Research

CCR Seminars

CCR/PPG Research Seminar
Presented by Center for Cerebrovascular Research Dept. of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care University of California, San Francisco at San Francisco General Hospital.

March 25, 2014

Special Guest:
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Assistant Director, Neurovascular Service
Fellowship Program Director, Neurocritical Care

"Update on SAH outcomes Project-POSH Study "

San Francisco General Hospital
Bldg 10, Second Floor, Room #1206, Solarium

For Information, call:(415) 206-8906

Click here for a list of recent CCR seminars

External Seminars

The Annual William L. Young/Allison Raaen Lectureship