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Our Cerebral Cavernous Malformation (CCM) Team

Our interdisciplinary CCM care team is led by neurosurgeon Issam A. Awad, MD, director of neurovascular surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine. Awad has published extensively on CCM lesions and their consequences. He co-edited the first book on CCM. Awad is internationally recognized as today's foremost clinical and research authority on CCM. Additionally, as founding chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Angioma Alliance, he is an advocate for CCM patient and family education and research aimed at curing CCM.

Awad leads a team of physicians and nurses with unmatched experience and expertise in CCM management. Read more about our interdisciplinary physician team:

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In case of emergency, physicians should call the Transfer Center to coordinate transfer to the appropriate service at the University of Chicago Medicine.