Demetrius Klee Lopes, M.D., is Section Chief of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is highly skilled in neuroendovascular therapy, which is an innovative approach to the treatment of brain and spinal cord diseases from inside the blood vessels. Dr. Lopes specializes in the revascularization of the brain for cerebral ischemia, stroke and the conditions leading up to stroke, and the treatment of brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. He also serves as Surgical Director of the Rush Comprehensive Stroke Center, Director of the Rush Center for Neuroendovascular Surgery, Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship Education and Surgical Director of the Rush University Global Interventional Services.
Dr. Lopes began his medical education at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil (1987), follow by a General Surgery (PGY-1) internship at University of Illinois at Chicago and Cook County Hospital (1993) and Neurology (PGY-2) at the Indiana University (1994). He completed training in Neurosurgery and Fellowship in Neuroendovascular Surgery at State University of New York at Buffalo (1995-2001). In 2001, he was invited to head the cerebrovascular program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Lopes is unsurpassed in the Chicago-area in terms of expertise, experience, multidisciplinary collaboration and access to the latest diagnostic and stroke-prevention technologies. The cerebrovascular team at Rush is one of the most experienced in the world when it comes to treating complex aneurysms, utilizing mechanical clot retrieval devices, repair of arteriovenous malformations and evolving the field of endovascular neurointervention.
Dr. Lopes is an active author, lecturer and researcher. He has written many articles and chapters on various aspects of cerebrovascular surgery. His current research interests are in minimally invasive repair of blood vessels, intravascular imaging, flow diversion, arteriovenous malformation and stroke therapies.
He speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.