Neurovascular Center of Excellence Patient Stories

Neurovascular Center of Excellence

Read the remarkable stories of some of our patients at The Neurovascular Center of Excellence at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

From barely being able to walk to now dunking a basketball, Sam’s surgery for an aneurysmal bone cyst has him back in the gym and soon, maybe, in Italy.
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After neurosurgery for an arteriovenous malformation at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Mick can now look forward to a headache-free future.
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Miriam was 10 when she joined the national Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study®. Her very first MRI revealed what appeared to be a cerebral cavernous malformation. She had brain surgery with Dr. Stephanie Greene of the Neurovascular Center of Excellence at UPMC Children’s.
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Brain surgery for moyamoya, a rare cerebrovascular disease, gave Ross the opportunity to go to college, begin a successful career, and live life without the fear of having a stroke.
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