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.

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. 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.


June 23, 2016, 8-9 AM, Parnassus N-225, San Francisco
Was presented by The Center for Cerebrovascular Research, Department of Anesthesia and The Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF.
Guest Speaker: Christian Stapf, MD
Principal Scientist & Full Professor
Department of Neurosciences, University of Montreal
Attending Neurologist, Department of Neurology
Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Title:"Evidence-based Approach to AVM Patient Management"

The 11th Annual Aneurysm and AVM Awareness Walk
Sunday May 15 2015, Crissy Field, San Francisco
The CCR Team celebrated the 11th Anniversary of the Annual Aneurysm and AVM Awareness Walk

The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation 11th Walk website


CCR Research Seminar

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
1:00 pm - 2 pm

Special Guest:
Ali Tayebi Meybodi, MD
Visiting Scholar
Department of Neurological Surgery
Title:"Clinical Outcomes of Surgical Treatment of Brain Arteriovenous Malformations in Patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia”

Room S-980
Medical Sciences Bldg, 513 Parnassus Ave
Parnassus Campus

For Information, call:(415) 206-8906

Click here for a list of past seminars

External Seminars

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