Peter Kan, MD, MPH, FAANS, FRCS(C)

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Neurosurgery

College Of Medicine Neurosurgery

Director, Division of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine

Director, Neurointerventional Surgery, Tampa General Hospital

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606

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  • FAANS, Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2013
  • Fellowship, Endovascular Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo, 2012
  • FRCSC, Neurosurgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2009
  • M.D., Medicine, University Of Toronto, 2001

Research Interests

  • Prospective Study on Embolization of Intracranial Aneurysms with Pipeline Embolization Device. Site Principle Investigator
  • The Surpass IntraCranial Aneurysm EmbolizatioN System Pivotal Trial to treat large OR giant wide neck aneurysms. Site Principle Investigator
  • Framing Eighteen coils in cerebral Aneurysms Trial. Site Principle Investigator
  • A Randomized, Concurrent Controlled Trial to Assess the Safety and Effectiveness of the Separator 3D as a Component of the Penumbra System in the Revascularization of Large Vessel Occlusion in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Site Principle Investigator
  • Aneurysm Coiling Efficiency Study of the Penumbra Coil 400 System. Site Co-Principle Investigator


  • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (Senior Member, 2014 - Present)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (Active Member, 2012 - Present)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (Active Member, 2012 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Kan, P.Dumont, TM.Levy, EI.Siddiqui, AH.Hopkins, LN. Acute stroke therapy: are we ready for primetime clinical trials? World neurosurgery. 77(5-6) : 596-7
  • Kan, P.Webb, S.Siddiqui, AH.Levy, EI. First reported use of retrievable stent technology for removal of a large septic embolus in the middle cerebral artery. World neurosurgery. 77(3-4) : 591.e1-5
  • Chowriappa, A.Seo, Y.Salunke, S.Mokin, M.Kan, P.Scott, P. 3-d vascular skeleton extraction and decomposition. IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics. 18(1) : 139-47, 2014.
  • Mokin, M.Dumont, TM.Veznedaroglu, E.Binning, MJ.Liebman, KM.Fessler, RD.To, CY.Turner, RD.Turk, AS.Chaudry, MI.Arthur, AS.Fox, BD.Hanel, RA.Tawk, RG.Kan, P.Gaughen, JR.Lanzino, G.Lopes, DK.Chen, M.Moftakhar, R.Billingsley, JT.Ringer, AJ.Snyder, KV.Hopkins, LN.Siddiqui, AH.Levy, EI. Solitaire FR Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Retrospective Multicenter Analysis of Early Postmarket Experience after FDA Approval. Neurosurgery. , 2013.
  • Abla, AA.Jahshan, S.Kan, P.Mokin, M.Dumont, TM.Eller, JL.Snyder, KV.Hopkins, LN.Siddiqui, AH.Levy, EI. Results of endovascular treatment of middle cerebral artery aneurysms after first giving consideration to clipping. Acta neurochirurgica. 155(4) : 559-68, 2013.
  • Abla, AA.Kan, P.Jahshan, S.Dumont, TM.Levy, EI.Siddiqui, AH. External Carotid Dissection and External Carotid Proatlantal Intersegmental Artery with Subclavian Steal Prompting External Carotid and Subclavian Artery Stenting. Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging. , 2013.
  • Jahshan, S.Abla, AA.Natarajan, SK.Drummond, PS.Kan, P.Karmon, Y.Snyder, KV.Hopkins, LN.Siddiqui, AH.Levy, EI. Results of stent-assisted vs non-stent-assisted endovascular therapies in 489 cerebral aneurysms: single-center experience. Neurosurgery. 72(2) : 232-9, 2013.
  • Kan, P.Jahshan, S.Yashar, P.Orion, D.Webb, S.Siddiqui, AH.Hopkins, LN.Levy, EI. Feasibility, safety, and periprocedural complications associated with endovascular treatment of selected ruptured aneurysms under conscious sedation and local anesthesia. Neurosurgery. 72(2) : 216-20; discussion 220, 2013.
  • Dumont, TM.Kan, P.Snyder, KV.Hopkins, LN.Levy, EI.Siddiqui, AH. Stenting of the vertebral artery origin with ostium dilation: technical note. Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 5(5) : e36, 2013.
  • Kan, P.Abla, AA.Dumont, TM.Snyder, KV.Hopkins, LN.Levy, EI.Siddiqui, AH. Double-barrel stent-assisted coiling of a basilar artery fenestration aneurysm. Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging. 23(3) : 496-9, 2013.
  • Mokin, M.Kan, P.Abla, AA.Kass-Hout, T.Snyder, KV.Levy, EI.Siddiqui, AH. Intravascular ultrasound in the evaluation and management of cerebral venous disease. World neurosurgery. 80(5) : 655.e7-13, 2013.
  • Dumont, TM.Kan, P.Snyder, KV.Hopkins, LN.Siddiqui, AH.Levy, EI. Adjunctive use of eptifibatide for complication management during elective neuroendovascular procedures. Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 5(3) : 226-30, 2013.
  • Abla, AA.Dumont, TM.Kan, P.Hopkins, LN.Siddiqui, AH.Levy, EI. Stroke intervention for middle cerebral artery thrombus in a young patient with an ipsilateral Spetzler-Martin grade V arteriovenous malformation. Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 5(2) : e10, 2013.
  • Kan, P.Yashar, P.Ionita, CN.Jain, A.Rudin, S.Levy, EI.Siddiqui, AH. Endovascular coil embolization of a very small ruptured aneurysm using a novel microangiographic technique: technical note. Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 5(2) : e2, 2013.
  • Chowriappa, A.Salunke, S.Mokin, M.Kan, P.Scott, P. 3D Vascular decomposition and classification for computer-aided detection. IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering. , 2013.
  • Eller, JL.Jahshan, S.Dumont, TM.Kan, P.Siddiqui, AH. Tandem symptomatic internal carotid artery and persistent hypoglossal artery stenosis treated by endovascular stenting and flow reversal. BMJ case reports. 2013, 2013.
  • Siddiqui, AH.Kan, P.Abla, AA.Hopkins, LN.Levy, EI. Complications after treatment with pipeline embolization for giant distal intracranial aneurysms with or without coil embolization. Neurosurgery. 71(2) : E509-13; discussion E513, 2012.
  • Cusimano, MD.Kan, P.Nassiri, F.Anderson, J.Goguen, J.Vanek, I.Smyth, HS.Fenton, R.Muller, PJ.Kovacs, K. Outcomes of surgically treated giant pituitary tumours. The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques. 39(4) : 446-57, 2012.
  • Kan, P.Yashar, P.Chamczuk, AJ.Levy, EI.Hopkins, LN.Siddiqui, AH. Letter to the editor: Multimodal treatment of co-existent callosal cavernous malformation and anterior communicating artery aneurysm associated with an infraoptic anterior cerebral artery. Neuroradiology. 54(2) : 181-3, 2012.
  • Kan, P.Binning, MJ.Siddiqui, AH. Intravascular ultrasound-guided thrombus retrieval with a multipurpose-angled catheter during carotid artery stenting. Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging. 22(4) : 394-9, 2012.
  • Kan, P.Yashar, P.Langer, DJ.Siddiqui, AH.Levy, EI. Posterior inferior cerebellar artery to posterior inferior cerebellar artery in situ bypass for the treatment of Bow hunter's-type dynamic ischemia in holovertebral dissection. World neurosurgery. 78(5) : 553.e15-7, 2012.
  • Kan, P.Mokin, M.Abla, AA.Eller, JL.Dumont, TM.Levy, EI.Siddiqui, AH. Utility of intravascular ultrasound in intracranial and extracranial neurointerventions: experience at University at Buffalo Neurosurgery-Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital. Neurosurgical focus. 32(1) : E6, 2012.
  • Webb, S.Yashar, P.Kan, P.Siddiqui, AH.Hopkins, LN.Levy, EI. Treatment and outcomes of acute intracranial vertebrobasilar artery occlusion: one institution's experience. Journal of neurosurgery. 116(5) : 952-60, 2012.
  • Kan, P.Mokin, M.Dumont, TM.Snyder, KV.Siddiqui, AH.Levy, EI.Hopkins, LN. Cervical carotid artery stenosis: latest update on diagnosis and management. Current problems in cardiology. 37(4) : 127-69, 2012.
  • Mokin, M.Kass-Hout, T.Kass-Hout, O.Dumont, TM.Kan, P.Snyder, KV.Hopkins, LN.Siddiqui, AH.Levy, EI. Intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke with internal carotid artery occlusion: a systematic review of clinical outcomes. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation. 43(9) : 2362-8, 2012.
  • Kan, P.Siddiqui, AH.Veznedaroglu, E.Liebman, KM.Binning, MJ.Dumont, TM.Ogilvy, CS.Gaughen, JR.Mocco, J.Velat, GJ.Ringer, AJ.Welch, BG.Horowitz, MB.Snyder, KV.Hopkins, LN.Levy, EI. Early postmarket results after treatment of intracranial aneurysms with the pipeline embolization device: a U.S. multicenter experience. Neurosurgery. 71(6) : 1080-7; discussion 1087-8, 2012.
  • Dumont, TM.Kan, P.Snyder, KV.Hopkins, LN.Siddiqui, AH.Levy, EI. Revisiting angioplasty without stenting for symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis after the stenting and aggressive medical management for preventing recurrent stroke in intracranial stenosis (SAMMPRIS) study. Neurosurgery. 71(6) : 1103-10, 2012.
  • Dumont, TM.Kan, P.Jahshan, S.Eller, JL.Snyder, KV.Siddiqui, AH.Hopkins, LN.Levy, EI. Unyielding progress: carotid stenting cases from Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital in Buffalo, New York. Clinical neurosurgery. 59: 50-8, 2012.
  • Chowriappa, A.Kesavadas, T.Mokin, M.Kan, P.Salunke, S.Natarajan, SK.Scott, PD. Vascular decomposition using weighted approximate convex decomposition. International journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery. , 2012.
  • Fargen, KM.Hoh, BL.Welch, BG.Pride, GL.Lanzino, G.Boulos, AS.Carpenter, JS.Rai, A.Veznedaroglu, E.Ringer, A.Rodriguez-Mercado, R.Kan, P.Siddiqui, A.Levy, EI.Mocco, J. Long-term results of enterprise stent-assisted coiling of cerebral aneurysms. Neurosurgery. 71(2) : 239-44; discussion 244, 2012.
  • Mokin, M.Kan, P.Kass-Hout, T.Abla, AA.Dumont, TM.Snyder, KV.Hopkins, LN.Siddiqui, AH.Levy, EI. Intracerebral hemorrhage secondary to intravenous and endovascular intraarterial revascularization therapies in acute ischemic stroke: an update on risk factors, predictors, and management. Neurosurgical focus. 32(4) : E2, 2012.
  • Siddiqui, AH.Abla, AA.Kan, P.Dumont, TM.Jahshan, S.Britz, GW.Hopkins, LN.Levy, EI. Panacea or problem: flow diverters in the treatment of symptomatic large or giant fusiform vertebrobasilar aneurysms. Journal of neurosurgery. 116(6) : 1258-66, 2012.
  • Kan, PT.Orion, D.Yashar, P.Levy, EI. Intra-arterial thrombolysis and thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke: technique and results. Journal of neurosurgical sciences. 55(2) : 151-60, 2011.
  • Kan, PT.Snyder, KV.Yashar, P.Siddiqui, AH.Hopkins, LN.Levy, EI. Utility of CT perfusion scanning in patient selection for acute stroke intervention: experience at University at Buffalo Neurosurgery-Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital. Neurosurgical focus. 30(6) : E4, 2011.
  • Yashar, P.Kan, PT.Levy, EI. Horizontal deployment of an intracranial stent via an antegrade approach for coil embolization of a basilar apex aneurysm: technical note. Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 3(4) : 355-7, 2011.
  • Kan, P.Snyder, KV.Binning, MJ.Siddiqui, AH.Hopkins, LN.Levy, EI. Computed tomography (CT) perfusion in the treatment of acute stroke. World neurosurgery. 74(6) : 550-1, 2010.
  • Ragel, BT.Kan, P.Schmidt, MH. Blood transfusions after thoracoscopic anterior thoracolumbar vertebrectomy. Acta neurochirurgica. 152(4) : 597-603, 2010.
  • Anderson, RC.Kan, P.Vanaman, M.Rubsam, J.Hansen, KW.Scaife, ER.Brockmeyer, DL. Utility of a cervical spine clearance protocol after trauma in children between 0 and 3 years of age. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 5(3) : 292-6, 2010.
  • Hankinson, TC.Vanaman, M.Kan, P.Laifer-Narin, S.Delapaz, R.Feldstein, N.Anderson, RC. Correlation between ventriculomegaly on prenatal magnetic resonance imaging and the need for postnatal ventricular shunt placement. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 3(5) : 365-70, 2009.
  • Kan, P.Van Orman, C.Kestle, JR. Outcomes after surgery for focal epilepsy in children. Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. 24(5) : 587-91, 2008.
  • Kan, P.Tubay, M.Osborn, A.Blaser, S.Couldwell, WT. Radiographic features of tumefactive giant cavernous angiomas. Acta neurochirurgica. 150(1) : 49-55; discussion 55, 2008.
  • Kan, P.Schmidt, MH. Osteoid osteoma and osteoblastoma of the spine. Neurosurgery clinics of North America. 19(1) : 65-70, 2008.
  • Kan, P.Schmidt, MH. Minimally invasive thoracoscopic approach for anterior decompression and stabilization of metastatic spine disease. Neurosurgical focus. 25(2) : E8, 2008.
  • Kan, P.Schmidt, MH. Minimally invasive thoracoscopic resection of paraspinal neurogenic tumors: technical case report. Neurosurgery. 63(1 Suppl 1) : ONSE54; discussion ONSE54, 2008.
  • Klimo, P.Kan, P.Rao, G.Apfelbaum, R.Brockmeyer, D. Os odontoideum: presentation, diagnosis, and treatment in a series of 78 patients. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 9(4) : 332-42, 2008.
  • Kan, P.Gooch, J.Amini, A.Ploeger, D.Grams, B.Oberg, W.Simonsen, S.Walker, M.Kestle, J. Surgical treatment of spasticity in children: comparison of selective dorsal rhizotomy and intrathecal baclofen pump implantation. Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. 24(2) : 239-43, 2008.
  • Kan, P.Simonsen, SE.Lyon, JL.Kestle, JR. Cellular phone use and brain tumor: a meta-analysis. Journal of neuro-oncology. 86(1) : 71-8, 2008.
  • Kan, P.Kestle, J. Lack of efficacy of antibiotic-impregnated shunt systems in preventing shunt infections in children. Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. 23(7) : 773-7, 2007.
  • Liu, JK.Cole, CD.Kan, P.Schmidt, MH. Spinal extradural arachnoid cysts: clinical, radiological, and surgical features. Neurosurgical focus. 22(2) : E6, 2007.
  • Kan, P.Stevens, EA.Warner, J.Couldwell, WT. Resolution of an anterior-inferior cerebellar artery feeding aneurysm with the treatment of a transverse-sigmoid dural arteriovenous fistula. Skull base : official journal of North American Skull Base Society ... [et al.]. 17(3) : 205-10, 2007.
  • Kan, P.Walker, ML.Drake, JM.Kestle, JR. Predicting slitlike ventricles in children on the basis of baseline characteristics at the time of shunt insertion. Journal of neurosurgery. 106(5 Suppl) : 347-9, 2007.
  • Kan, P.Liu, JK.Couldwell, WT. Giant fusiform aneurysm in an adolescent with PHACES syndrome treated with a high-flow external carotid artery-M3 bypass. Case report and review of the literature. Journal of neurosurgery. 106(6 Suppl) : 495-500, 2007.
  • Kan, P.Liu, JK.Wendland, MM.Shrieve, D.Jensen, RL. Peritumoral edema after stereotactic radiosurgery for intracranial meningiomas and molecular factors that predict its development. Journal of neuro-oncology. 83(1) : 33-8, 2007.
  • Kan, P.Kestle, JR. Designing randomized clinical trials in pediatric neurosurgery. Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. 23(4) : 385-90, 2007.
  • Kan, P.Stevens, EA.Couldwell, WT. Incidental giant arachnoid granulation. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 27(7) : 1491-2, 2006.
  • Kan, P.Couldwell, WT. Posterior fossa brain tumors and arterial hypertension. Neurosurgical review. 29(4) : 265-9; discussion 269, 2006.
  • Amini, A.Liu, JK.Kan, P.Brockmeyer, DL. Cerebrospinal fluid dissecting into spinal epidural space after lumbar puncture causing cauda equina syndrome: review of literature and illustrative case. Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. 22(12) : 1639-41, 2006.
  • Kan, P.Liu, JK.Hedlund, G.Brockmeyer, DL.Walker, ML.Kestle, JR. The role of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in pediatric brain tumors. Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. 22(11) : 1435-9, 2006.
  • Couldwell, WT.Liu, JK.Amini, A.Kan, P. Submandibular-infratemporal interpositional carotid artery bypass for cranial base tumors and giant aneurysms. Neurosurgery. 59(4 Suppl 2) : ONS353-9; discussion ONS359-60, 2006.
  • Kan, P.Amini, A.Hansen, K.White, GL.Brockmeyer, DL.Walker, ML.Kestle, JR. Outcomes after decompressive craniectomy for severe traumatic brain injury in children. Journal of neurosurgery. 105(5 Suppl) : 337-42, 2006.
  • Anderson, RC.Scaife, ER.Fenton, SJ.Kan, P.Hansen, KW.Brockmeyer, DL. Cervical spine clearance after trauma in children. Journal of neurosurgery. 105(5 Suppl) : 361-4, 2006.
  • Fassett, DR.Kan, P.Chin, SS.Couldwell, WT. Cholesteatoma of the clivus. Skull base : official journal of North American Skull Base Society ... [et al.]. 16(1) : 45-7, 2006.
  • Anderson, RC.Kan, P.Hansen, KW.Brockmeyer, DL. Cervical spine clearance after trauma in children. Neurosurgical focus. 20(2) : E3, 2006.
  • Kan, P.Cusimano, M. Validation of a quality-of-life questionnaire for patients with pituitary adenoma. The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques. 33(1) : 80-5, 2006.
  • Couldwell, WT.Kan, P.Weiss, MH. Simple closure following transsphenoidal surgery. Technical note. Neurosurgical focus. 20(3) : E11, 2006.
  • Kan, P.Gottfried, ON.Blumenthal, DT.Liu, JK.Salzman, KL.Townsend, J.Jensen, RL. Primary spinal yolk sac tumor with brain metastasis: case report and review of the literature. Journal of neuro-oncology. 78(3) : 249-53, 2006.
  • Kan, P.Stevens, EA.Orlandi, RR.Couldwell, WT. Carotid artery-sparing repair of a cavernous carotid artery pseudoaneurysm. Case illustration. Journal of neurosurgery. 104(6) : 978, 2006.
  • Anderson, RC.Kan, P.Gluf, WM.Brockmeyer, DL. Long-term maintenance of cervical alignment after occipitocervical and atlantoaxial screw fixation in young children. Journal of neurosurgery. 105(1 Suppl) : 55-61, 2006.
  • Couldwell, WT.Kan, P.Liu, JK.Apfelbaum, RI. Decompression of cavernous sinus meningioma for preservation and improvement of cranial nerve function. Technical note. Journal of neurosurgery. 105(1) : 148-52, 2006.
  • Liu, JK.Cohen-Gadol, AA.Laws, ER.Cole, CD.Kan, P.Couldwell, WT. Harvey Cushing and Oskar Hirsch: early forefathers of modern transsphenoidal surgery. Journal of neurosurgery. 103(6) : 1096-104, 2005.
  • Kan, P.Gottfried, O.Blumenthal, DT.Townsend, JJ.Drozd-Borysiuk, E.Brothman, AR.Jensen, RL. Oligodendroglioma and juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma presenting as synchronous primary brain tumors. Case report with histological and molecular differentiation of the tumors and review of the literature. Journal of neurosurgery. 100(4) : 700-5, 2004.
  • Anderson, RC.Kan, P.Klimo, P.Brockmeyer, DL.Walker, ML.Kestle, JR. Complications of intracranial pressure monitoring in children with head trauma. Journal of neurosurgery. 101(1 Suppl) : 53-8, 2004.
  • Agius, E.Soukkarieh, C.Danesin, C.Kan, P.Takebayashi, H.Soula, C.Cochard, P. Converse control of oligodendrocyte and astrocyte lineage development by Sonic hedgehog in the chick spinal cord. Developmental biology. 270(2) : 308-21, 2004.
  • Liu, JK.Kan, P.Schmidt, MH. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma presenting as a sacral tumor. Report of two cases. Neurosurgical focus. 15(2) : E10, 2003.
  • Gottfried, ON.Gluf, W.Quinones-Hinojosa, A.Kan, P.Schmidt, MH. Spinal meningiomas: surgical management and outcome. Neurosurgical focus. 14(6) : e2, 2003.
  • Liu, JK.Kan, P.Karwande, SV.Couldwell, WT. Conduits for cerebrovascular bypass and lessons learned from the cardiovascular experience. Neurosurgical focus. 14(3) : e3, 2003.
  • Kan, P.Shelton, C.Townsend, J.Jensen, R. Primary Malignant Cerebellopontine Angle Melanoma Presenting as a Presumed Meningioma: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Skull base : official journal of North American Skull Base Society ... [et al.]. 13(3) : 159-166, 2003.


  • CNS Vascular Fellowship (Congress of Neurological Surgeons - 2012)
  • Resident Award for the Best Research Paper (Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting - 2008)
  • Member (Phi Kappa Phi - 2006)
  • Member (Delta Omega - 2006)
  • Member (Alpha Omega Alpha - 2001)