Dr. Alexander Norbash joined the University of California, San Diego, as Chair and Professor of Radiology in September 2015. He previously served as Chair and Professor of Radiology at Boston University from 2004 to 2015. He is an interventional neuroradiologist with an active endovascular neurosurgical practice, having an active practice since 1993 with a focus on arteriovenous vascular malformations, intracranial aneurysms, and stroke therapy. He is among the first clinician-interventionalists to develop and describe the technology of stenting for the carotid and intracranial arteries.
Dr. Norbash has been active in developing many novel materials and devices for endovascular neurologic therapies, including ultrathin stents for the endovascular treatment of aneurysms, laser assisted stroke thrombolysis, resorbable polymer stents, injectable polymer and hydrogel vascular embolic and occlusive compounds, and operator controllable remote-motion microcatheters.
Prior to joining Boston Medical Center, Dr. Norbash was Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, directing the Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology Service at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and founding the Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgical practices at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Dr. Norbash served as the 2007-08 President of the New England Roentgen Ray Society, is the 2015-2016 President of the Massachusetts Radiological Society, and serves on the boards of the Society for Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, the American College of Radiology, and the American Roentgen Ray Society. He has been recognized as a "Top Doctor" in Radiology byBoston Magazine and as a “Best Doctor” since 2009.