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Tulane Lakeside Hospital
Tulane Medical Center
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Ricky Medel, MD

Ricky Medel, MD

Neurological Surgery
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery Dr. Ricky Medel serves as the Vice Chair of the Tulane Center for Clinical Neurosciences as well as the Co-Director of Cerebrovascular, Endovascular & Skull Base Surgery at Tulane. He is a fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeon with interests in cerebrovascular disorders including aneurysms, stroke, and vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord. Other interests include endoscopic treatment of pituitary and other skull base tumors, surgical treatment of movement disorders, open and minimally invasive treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spine, as well as the minimally invasive treatment of degenerative spine disorders, peripheral nerve disorder, and general neurosurgery. He completed his residency at the University of Virginia, a year as the Senior Registrar in Auckland, New Zealand, and subsequently an interventional neuroradiology fellowship treating cerebrovascular disease in an open and endovascular fashion at the University of Virginia. He is one of a select few neurosurgeons in the country dual-trained in both traditional open microsurgery and minimally invasive endovascular neurosurgery for vascular disorders of the brain and spine. He has active research interests in pituitary disease, stroke and vascular disorders as well as neurosurgical outcomes research. He has published extensively in these areas.



Carotid Stenosis

Endoscopic Treatment of Pituitary & Skull Based Tumors


Peripheral Nerve Disorders


  • Pediatric Neurological Surgery
  • Vascular Medicine - Board Certified
  • Neurological Surgery - Primary - Board Certified
  • Gender: Male
  • Residency: University of Virginia Health System
  • Fellowship: University of Virginia Health System
  • Internship: University of Virginia Health System
  • Graduate Degree: University of Toledo
  • Residency: University of Virginia Health System
  • English
  • Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children
  • Tulane Medical Center