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Daniele Rigamonti, M.D.

Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery

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  • Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Director, Hydrocephalus and Pseudotumor Cerebri Program
  • Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Joint of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Centers & Institutes

  • Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Center
  • Radiosurgery Center
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center


Achondroplasia, Arteriovenous Fistulas, Arteriovenous Malformations, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumors, Cavernous Malformations, Glioblastoma, Hydrocephalus, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, Meningiomas, Neurosurgery, Pseudotumor Cerebri, Schwannomas of the Head and Neck, Skeletal Dysplasias


Dr. Daniele Rigamonti focuses on the treatment of cerebralspinal fluid (CSF) diseases (hydrocephalus and and psuedotumor cerebri/idiopathic intracranial hypertension), cavernomas, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). His additional clinical interests include radiosurgery for benign and metastatic brain tumors.

Dr. Rigamonti is also the neurosurgeon involved in the Greenberg Center for the diagnosis and management of skeletal dysplasias.


  • English
  • Italian


Dr. Rigamonti is a member of several professional societies: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), The Society of Neurological Surgery, American College of Surgeons, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders.

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  • Education +


    • Universita Cattolica de Sacro Cuore (Rome) (1976)


    • Mount Sinai School of Medicine / Neurosurgery (New York NY ) (1984)


    • St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center (Phoenix AZ ) (1987)


    • American Board of Neurological Surgery / Neurological Surgery (1988)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Pujari S, Khakrar S, Rigamonti D, Williams MA: Long term clinical course in patients with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus managed by Cerebrospinal Fluid shunting. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2008;79:1282-1286

    Feick, D, Sickmond, J, Liu, L, Metellus, P, Williams, MA, Rigamonti, D, Hill-Briggs, F Sensitivity and Predictive Value of Occupational and Physical Therapy Assessments in the Functional Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2008; 40 (9):715-20

    Zhang,J, Basu, S, Rigamonti,D, Dietz,HC, Clatterbuck, RE: Krit1 modulates beta1 integrin-mediated endothelial cell proliferation. Neurosurgery 2008; 40(9):715-20

    Ain MC, Chang TL, Schkrohowsky JG, Carlisle ES, Hodor M, Rigamonti D: Rates of perioperative Complications associated with laminectomies in Patients with Achondroplasia. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2008,90:295-298

    Ford E, Purger D,Tryggerstad E, McNutt T, Chistodouleas J,Rigamonti D, Shokek O, Won S, Zhou J, Lim M, Wong J, Kleinberg L A virtual frame system for stereotactic Radiosurgery planning Int J Radiation Oncology Biol Phys 2008; 72 (4):1244-49

    Anderson WS Rigamonti. Fatal case of intracerebral hemorrhage during Gamma Knife treatment for metastases. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 2008; 110 (8):838-42

    Pradilla G, Ardila GP, Hsu W, Rigamonti D: Epidural abscesses of the CNS .Lancet Neurology 2009, 8:292-300
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    Dr.Rigamonti in 2008 became the first Salisbury family Professor of Neurosurgery

    Professional Activities

    Dr. Rigamonti directs the division of radiosurgery. He is a world expert in the radiosurgical management of vascular malformations, malignant and benign brain tumors, in the management of cavernous malformations, hydrocephalus and pseudotumor cerebri.

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    Meet our Experts: Dr. Daniele Rigamonti

    Dr. Daniele Rigamonti focuses on the treatment of cerebralspinal fluid (CSF) diseases, hydrocephalus, psuedotumor cerebri, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas.

    Patient Video: Pseudotumor Cerebri - Ashley's Story

    After visiting 30+ physicians, Ashley was diagnosed with the rare condition known as pseudotumor cerebri. She and her family turned to the experts at Johns Hopkins who worked as a team to implant a stent, a new approach to treating this condition that is typically treated with a shunt.

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    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    A Reversible Form of Dementia, Doorways to Discovery (November 2014)

    Hopkins Reader: No-Brainer, Hopkins Medicine Magazine (Spring/Summer 2014)

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-2259
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-6406
    Fax: 410-955-9126
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    • Neurological Surgery - Vascular Neurosurgery
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Oncology - Brain Cancer
    • Radiology and Radiological Science - Neuroradiology
    • Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

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