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Daniele Rigamonti, M.D.

Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Professor of Neurosurgery

Male  | Languages: English, Italian

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital


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

Centers & Institutes


  • Neurosurgery - Vascular Neurosurgery
  • Oncology - Brain Cancer
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Radiology and Radiological Science - Neuroradiology


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Phipps Suite 126
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


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. more

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    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Universita Cattolica de Sacro Cuore / MD; Medicine (1976)


    • Mount Sinai School of Medicine / Neurosurgery (1984)


    • St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center (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
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • The first Salisbury family Professor of Neurosurgery, 2008


    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
    • American College of Surgeons
    • International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders.
    • International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
    • The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
    • The Society of Neurological Surgery
  • Videos & Media +


    Patient Video: Pseudotumor Cerebri - Ashley's Story

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