Italo Linfante, M.D., a distinguished Member of the Miami Scientific Italian Community, joins Baptist Health’s Miami Neuroscience Institute as the director of interventional neuroradiology. Dr. Linfante specializes in endovascular procedures for vascular neurological diseases, such as cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations and stroke.
Dr. Linfante joins Miami Neuroscience Institute from Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, where he served as medical director of interventional endovascular neuroradiology.
He is currently a clinical professor of radiology and neuroscience at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University. He previously was on faculty in neurology at Harvard Medical School and was an associate professor of neurology and radiology in the University of Massachusetts. He was also an attending physician in neuroendovascular surgery at Boston Medical Center.
Dr. Linfante has performed more than 5,000 endovascular neurosurgical procedures and treated more than 500 cerebral aneurysms. He has participated in major clinical trials in medications and device-related technology to treat stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. He has lectured nationally and internationally on related topics.
Dr. Linfante has been a member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal Stroke since 2002 and an associate editor for the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. He has also been an editor for several other major peer-reviewed medical journals in neurosurgery and neuroradiology.
He is the author of more than 170 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Stroke, Neurology, Neurosurgery and the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. He has published numerous book chapters and books on stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Specialties in Neurology and Vascular Neurology and Diplomate in NeuroEndovascular Surgery from the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).
Dr. Linfante holds several leadership positions in his specialty. He is a founding member and was president of the Society for Interventional Neurology (SVIN). He was president of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN). He also served on the Executive Committee of the Society for Neuro Interventional Surgery (SNIS). He has been the chairman of several sessions and scientific symposiums of the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA). In addition, he served as chairman and faculty of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, and the International Symposium of Endovascular Therapy (ISET).
He has received numerous awards, including the Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and Stroke Council, Cum Laude Award of the American Society of Neuroradiology, Cor Vitae Award from the American Heart Association and others.
Dr. Linfante earned his medical degree from Sapienza University of Rome. He completed an internal medicine residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a neurology residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed a neuroimaging fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and cerebrovascular diseases and interventional neuroradiology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School.
He will see patients at 8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 407W, in Miami.
About Miami Neuroscience Institute
Miami Neuroscience Institute offers comprehensive and compassionate treatment for neurological conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. From non-surgical treatments and minimally invasive procedures to complex brain and spine surgery, the Institute embraces a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
Miami Neuroscience Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Source: Baptist Health South Florida