Matthew Robert Fusco, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
M.D., Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North CarolinaB.A., Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Office Address
1161 21st Avenue South
T4224 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232
Clinical Description
Matthew R. Fusco, M.D., received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from Wake Forest University. He completed a surgical residency in Neurosurgery and served as Chief Resident of Neurosurgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a fellowship in Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fusco joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2015 as Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology and Radiological Sciences and serves as Director of the Cerebrovascular Neuro-Interventional Fellowship. His clinical areas of interest are intracranial aneurysms, intracranial and spinal arteriovenous malformations or dural arteriovenous fistulae, extracranial and intracranial atherosclerotic disease, cavernous malformations, skull based tumors, acute stroke treatment, and Moya Moya disease.
Mistry EA, Mistry AM, Fusco MR. Response by Mistry et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Mechanical Thrombectomy Outcomes With and Without Intravenous Thrombolysis in Stroke Patients: A Meta-Analysis" [letter]. Stroke [print-electronic]. 2017 Nov; 48(11): e334. PMID: 28954925, PII: STROKEAHA.117.019116, DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.019116, ISSN: 1524-4628.

Cogswell PM, Davis TL, Strother MK, Faraco CC, Scott AO, Jordan LC, Fusco MR, Frederick BD, Hendrikse J, Donahue MJ. Impact of vessel wall lesions and vascular stenoses on cerebrovascular reactivity in patients with intracranial stenotic disease. J Magn Reson Imaging [print-electronic]. 2017 Oct; 46(4): 1167-76. PMID: 28061015, PMCID: PMC5500451, DOI: 10.1002/jmri.25602, ISSN: 1522-2586.

Mistry EA, Mistry AM, Nakawah MO, Chitale RV, James RF, Volpi JJ, Fusco MR. Mechanical Thrombectomy Outcomes With and Without Intravenous Thrombolysis in Stroke Patients: A Meta-Analysis. Stroke [print-electronic]. 2017 Sep; 48(9): 2450-6. PMID: 28747462, PII: STROKEAHA.117.017320, DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.017320, ISSN: 1524-4628.

Foreman PM, Griessenauer CJ, Kicielinski KP, Schmalz PGR, Rocque BG, Fusco MR, Sullivan JC, Deveikis JP, Harrigan MR. Reliability assessment of the Biffl Scale for blunt traumatic cerebrovascular injury as detected on computer tomography angiography. J. Neurosurg [print-electronic]. 2017 Jul; 127(1): 32-5. PMID: 27767400, PMCID: PMC5446307, DOI: 10.3171/2016.7.JNS16849, ISSN: 1933-0693.

Arteaga DF, Strother MK, Davis LT, Fusco MR, Faraco CC, Roach BA, Scott AO, Donahue MJ. Planning-free cerebral blood flow territory mapping in patients with intracranial arterial stenosis. J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab [print-electronic]. 2017 Jun; 37(6): 1944-58. PMID: 27389177, PMCID: PMC5464691, PII: 0271678X16657573, DOI: 10.1177/0271678X16657573, ISSN: 1559-7016.

Mistry EA, Mistry AM, Nakawah MO, Khattar NK, Fortuny EM, Cruz AS, Froehler MT, Chitale RV, James RF, Fusco MR, Volpi JJ. Systolic Blood Pressure Within 24 Hours After Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke Correlates With Outcome. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 May 5/18/2017; 6(5): PMID: 28522673, PMCID: PMC5524120, PII: JAHA.117.006167, DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.117.006167, ISSN: 2047-9980.

Griessenauer CJ, Ogilvy CS, Foreman PM, Chua MH, Harrigan MR, He L, Fusco MR, Mocco JD, Stapleton CJ, Patel AB, Sonig A, Siddiqui AH, Thomas AJ. Pipeline Embolization Device for Small Intracranial Aneurysms: Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy in a Multicenter Cohort. Neurosurgery. 2017 Apr 4/1/2017; 80(4): 579-87. PMID: 27489165, DOI: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000001377, ISSN: 1524-4040.

He L, Griessenauer CJ, Fusco MR, Chua MH, Stapleton CJ, Guidal BT, Thomas AJ, Ogilvy CS. Lazic Aneurysm Clip System for Microsurgical Clipping of Cerebral Aneurysms: Transition to a New Aneurysm Clip System in an Established Cerebrovascular Practice. World Neurosurg [print-electronic]. 2016 Dec; 96: 454-9. PMID: 27667573, PII: S1878-8750(16)30883-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.09.053, ISSN: 1878-8769.

Griessenauer CJ, Ogilvy CS, Foreman PM, Chua MH, Harrigan MR, Stapleton CJ, Patel AB, He L, Fusco MR, Mocco J, Winkler PA, Patel AS, Thomas AJ. Pipeline Embolization Device for small paraophthalmic artery aneurysms with an emphasis on the anatomical relationship of ophthalmic artery origin and aneurysm. J. Neurosurg [print-electronic]. 2016 Dec; 125(6): 1352-9. PMID: 26943842, DOI: 10.3171/2015.12.JNS152499, ISSN: 1933-0693.

Salem M, Dolati P, Fusco MR, Ogilvy CS, Thomas AJ. Abnormal Large Central Occipital Emissary Vein: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Cureus. 2016 May 5/8/2016; 8(5): e603. PMID: 27330871, PMCID: PMC4898981, DOI: 10.7759/cureus.603, ISSN: 2168-8184.

Fusco MR, Stapleton CJ, Griessenauer CJ, Thomas AJ, Ogilvy CS. Endovascular treatment of intracranial infectious aneurysms in eloquent cortex with super-selective provocative testing: Case series and literature review. Interv Neuroradiol [print-electronic]. 2016 Apr; 22(2): 148-52. PMID: 26672110, PMCID: PMC4984342, PII: 1591019915617326, DOI: 10.1177/1591019915617326, ISSN: 1591-0199.

Fusco MR, Salem MM, Gross BA, Reddy AS, Ogilvy CS, Kasper EM, Thomas AJ. Preoperative Embolization of Extra-axial Hypervascular Tumors with Onyx. J Cerebrovasc Endovasc Neurosurg [print-electronic]. 2016 Mar; 18(1): 12-8. PMID: 27114961, PMCID: PMC4842903, DOI: 10.7461/jcen.2016.18.1.12, ISSN: 2234-8565.