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Siviero Agazzi, MD, MBA

Assoc Professor, College Of Medicine Neurosurgery

College Of Medicine Neurosurgery

Director Neuro Trauma, Neurosurgery, Univ. of South Florida

Director, Radiosurgery, Neurosurgery, Univ of South Florida

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email: sagazzi@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 259-0830

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  • MBA, Business, University of South Florida, 2010
  • Doctorate in Medicine, Neurosurgery, University of Geneva, 1999
  • MD, University Of Geneva, 1996

Academic Philosophy

"To provide the most advanced, effective and compassionate care to my patients. To bring answers to questions in the field of brain tumors and vascular neurosurgery. To pass along my knowledge and expertise to the next generation of neurosurgeons"

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Neuroscience

Research Interests

  • Acoustic tumors,
  • Meningiomas,
  • Vascular malformations,
  • Intracranial aneurysms,
  • Brain metastases,
  • Pituitary tumors


  • Beta Gamma Sigma (member, 2010 - Present)
  • Neurocritical Care Society (member, 2009 - Present)
  • North American Skull Base Society (member, 2008 - Present)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (member, 2005 - Present)
  • American Medical Association (member, 2003 - 2005)

Recent Publications

  • Patel, J.Vasan, R.van Loveren, H.Downes, K.Agazzi, S. The changing face of acoustic neuroma management in the USA: Analysis of the 1998 and 2008 patient surveys from the acoustic neuroma association. British journal of neurosurgery. , 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23869572
  • Sweeney, JM.Vasan, R.van Loveren, HR.Youssef, AS.Agazzi, S. Catheter fixation and ligation: a simple technique for ventriculostomy management following endovascular stenting. Journal of neurosurgery. 118(5) : 1009-13, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23472845
  • Vasan, R.Patel, J.Sweeney, JM.Carpenter, AM.Downes, K.Youssef, AS.van Loveren, H.Agazzi, S. Pediatric intracranial aneurysms: current national trends in patient management and treatment. Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. 29(3) : 451-6, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23288368
  • Van Gompel, JJ.Tabor, MH.Youssef, AS.Lau, T.Carlson, AP.van Loveren, HR.Agazzi, S. Field of view comparison between two-dimensional and three-dimensional endoscopy. The Laryngoscope. , 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23712924
  • Van Gompel, JJ.Patel, J.Danner, C.Zhang, AN.Samy Youssef, AA.van Loveren, HR.Agazzi, S. Acoustic neuroma observation associated with an increase in symptomatic tinnitus: results of the 2007-2008 Acoustic Neuroma Association survey. Journal of neurosurgery. 119(4) : 864-868, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23790115
  • Youssef, AS.Willard, L.Downes, A.Olivera, R.Hall, K.Agazzi, S.van Loveren, H. The frontotemporal-orbitozygomatic approach: reconstructive technique and outcome. Acta neurochirurgica. 154(7) : 1275-83, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22576269
  • Lau, T.Olivera, R.Miller, T.Downes, K.Danner, C.van Loveren, HR.Agazzi, S. Paradoxical trends in the management of vestibular schwannoma in the United States. Journal of neurosurgery. 117(3) : 514-9, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22725981
  • Youssef, AS.Downes, AE.Agazzi, S.Van Loveren, HR. Life without the vein of Galen: Clinical and radiographic sequelae. Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.). 24(6) : 776-85, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21438020
  • Huang, MC.Baaj, AA.Downes, K.Youssef, AS.Sauvageau, E.van Loveren, HR.Agazzi, S. Paradoxical trends in the management of unruptured cerebral aneurysms in the United States: analysis of nationwide database over a 10-year period. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation. 42(6) : 1730-5, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21493902
  • Weinstein, JS.Liu, KC.Delashaw, JB.Burchiel, KJ.van Loveren, HR.Vale, FL.Agazzi, S.Greenberg, MS.Smith, DA.Tew, J. The safety and effectiveness of a dural sealant system for use with nonautologous duraplasty materials. Journal of neurosurgery. 112(2) : 428-33, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19645538
  • Le, TV.Rumbak, MJ.Liu, SS.Alsina, AE.van Loveren, H.Agazzi, S. Insertion of intracranial pressure monitors in fulminant hepatic failure patients: early experience using recombinant factor VII. Neurosurgery. 66(3) : 455-8; discussion 458, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20173540
  • Agazzi, S.Youssef, AS.van Loveren, HR. The anterolateral approach for the transcranial resection of pituitary adenomas: technical note. Skull base : official journal of North American Skull Base Society ... [et al.]. 20(3) : 143-8, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21318030
  • Baaj, AA.Agazzi, S.Sayed, ZA.Toledo, M.Spetzler, RF.van Loveren, H. Surgical management of moyamoya disease: a review. Neurosurgical focus. 26(4) : E7, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19335133
  • Agazzi, S.Chang, S.Drucker, MD.Youssef, AS.Van Loveren, HR. Sudden blindness as a complication of percutaneous trigeminal procedures: mechanism analysis and prevention. Journal of neurosurgery. 110(4) : 638-41, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18928354
  • Baaj, AA.Agazzi, S.van Loveren, H. Graft selection in cerebral revascularization. Neurosurgical focus. 26(5) : E18, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19408996
  • Agazzi, S.van Loveren, HR.Trahan, CJ.Johnson, WM. Refinement of interbody implant testing in goats: a surgical and morphometric rationale for selection of a cervical level. Laboratory investigation. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 7(5) : 549-53, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17977198
  • D'Ambrosio, AL.Agazzi, S. Prognosis in patients presenting with brain metastasis from an undiagnosed primary tumor. Neurosurgical focus. 22(3) : E7, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17608360
  • Nakaji, P.van Loveren, HR.Agazzi, S.Teo, C. Clival incidentaloma. Skull base : official journal of North American Skull Base Society ... [et al.]. 16(4) : 219-22, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17471322
  • de Ribaupierre, S.Meagher-Villemure, K.Agazzi, S.Rilliet, B. Meningeal solitary fibrous tumour in a child. Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. 22(6) : 619-22, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16416152
  • Youssef, AS.Agazzi, S.van Loveren, HR. Transcranial surgery for pituitary adenomas. Neurosurgery. 57(1 Suppl) : 168-75; discussion 168-75, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15987585
  • Agazzi, S.de Tribolet, N.Uske, A.Regli, L. Quality of life after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in the elderly. Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland). 18(2) : 174-5, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15256793
  • Agazzi, S.Pampallona, S.Pica, A.Vernet, O.Regli, L.Porchet, F.Villemure, JG.Leyvraz, S. The origin of brain metastases in patients with an undiagnosed primary tumour. Acta neurochirurgica. 146(2) : 153-7, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14963747
  • Agazzi, S.Maeder, P.Villemure, JG.Regli, L. De novo formation and growth of a sporadic cerebral cavernous malformation: implications for management in an asymptomatic patient. Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland). 16(4) : 432-5, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13130187
  • Agazzi, S.Regli, L.Uske, A.Maeder, P.de Tribolet, N. Developmental venous anomaly with an arteriovenous shunt and a thrombotic complication. Case report. Journal of neurosurgery. 94(3) : 533-7, 2001. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11235963
  • Agazzi, S.Burkhardt, K.Rilliet, B. Acute haemorrhagic presentation of an intracranial meningioma. Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. 6(3) : 242-5, 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18639160
  • Agazzi, S.Reverdin, A.May, D. Posterior lumbar interbody fusion with cages: an independent review of 71 cases. Journal of neurosurgery. 91(2 Suppl) : 186-92, 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10505503

Positions Held

  • Co-Director, Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (Neurosurgery, Tampa General Hospital 2007 - 2008)


  • Membership (Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for collegiate schools of business - 2010)
  • Best Clinical Doctorate Thesis (University of Geneva (Switzerland) - 1999)