Neurovascular SurgeryOur team of vascular neurosurgeons diagnose, treat, and manage all vascular diseases and disorders of the brain, including carotid artery stenosis, intracerebral aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, and stroke. In addition to providing clinical expertise, our access to the latest research findings and state-of-the-art facilities and imaging services enables us to consistently improve patient outcomes and the overall patient experience.

William T. Couldwell, M.D., Ph.D.

William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. He has served as Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and Secretary for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is currently President of the American Associati... Read More

Joel D. MacDonald, M.D.

Joel D. MacDonald, MD has a broad clinical practice and research interest. His focus is on vascular disorders of the brain, along with skull base tumors and complex spine pathologies. Dr. MacDonald is also Past Vice President and Treasurer of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Past President and treas... Read More

Fumisuke Matsuo, M.D.

Fumisuke Matsuo, MD is a long-time faculty member of the Department of Neurology. His main expertise as a clinical electroencephalographer is to develop and evaluate clinical neurophysiological testings in the assessment of episodic neurobehavior symptoms, and application to separating epileptic seizures from n... Read More


Neurology, EEG, Epilepsy, Intraoperative Monitoring, Seizures


Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-7575

Min S. Park, M.D.

Dr. Park is a neurosurgeon who comes to University of Utah Health Care from the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, where he recently completed a fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery. He completed his neurosurgery residency at the UC San Diego Medical Center. Following graduation, he served on active du... Read More

Richard H. Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Schmidt has been a cerebral vascular neurosurgeon at the University of Utah since 1993, providing comprehensive care of patients with vascular malformations, cerebral aneurysms and angiomas. He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and received his undergraduate education at Brown University. He ... Read More

Phil Taussky, M.D.

Phil Taussky, MD was born in Basel, Switzerland where he earned his MD degree at the University of Basel. During his residency at the Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland, he was also one of the team physicians for the Swiss National ice-hockey team. After his residency he completed a skull base/cerebrovascular fell... Read More

University Campus/Research Park

Clinical Neurosciences Center 175 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-7575
Aneurysm Patient Plays Tennis 2 Weeks After Surgery

Aneurysm Patient Plays Tennis 2 Weeks After Surgery

The emergency room physician had good news for retired Marine officer Darrell Parkin: the head pain that brought him to his local hospital in Bountiful, Utah wasn’t a stroke. However, Darrell would need additional testing to uncover the source of his pain, so he chose to go to University of Utah Hospital for an MRI. N...

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