NeuroVascular Centers
NeuroVascular Centers
Of Southern California​


Minimally Invasive Endovascular Neurosurgery 


1050 Linden Ave, 2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA,90813


10/18           St Mary Medical Center Medical Center, Long Beach, California
        Medical Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery                     


7/15-6/17       Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
       Fellowship, Interventional Neuroradiology

7/14-6/16      Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
       Fellowship, Neurocritical care

7/13- 6/14     Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
       Fellowship, Vascular neurology   

7/10- 6/13     Hofstra-North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Manhasset, New York
       Resident, Neurology

7/09-6/10      DMC/Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan                                                                    
        Internship, Transitional Year Medicine


2004-2008    American University of the Caribbean, St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles 
        Medical Doctor

2000-2004    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
          Study of Interpersonal Communications    


Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology 
Society of Neurointerventional Surgery
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Academy of Neurology 


2018     Vascular Neurology  Board Certification 
2014    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology  
2010     ACLS - American Heart Association
2010    BLS- American Heart Association


New York-Active 


Seizure Prophylaxis in the Immediate Post-Hemorrhagic Period in Patients with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
Kodankandath TV, Farooq S, Wazni W, Cox JA, Southwood C, Rozansky G, Johnson V, Lynch JR. Journal of Vascular Interventional Neurology. 2017 Dec;9(6):1-4.

Anterior Communicating Artery aneurysm treatment with the Pipeline Embolization Device: a single-center experience with long-term follow up. Sultan A, Wazni W, Zaidat O, Sattar A, Noufal, M. Interventional neurology. Interventional Neurology. 2017 Feb;22;6:126-134.

Outcome Predictors After Successful Intra-Arterial Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke (P1.195)
Mazen Noufal, Jigar Mankad, Amrita Amanda Lakraj, John-Andrew Cox, David Shirilla, Ahsan Sattar, Wled Wazni, Yamin Sallowm, John Lynch and Osama Zaidat. Neurology journals. 2016 April;5 Suppl 16:86.

Validation of a New Modified Capillary Index Score Angiographic Real Time Assessment of Dead vs Salvable Tissue. Teleb M, Noufal M, Sattar A, Wazni W, Issa M, Asif K, Gheith A, Castonguay A, Zaidat O. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Jul;6 Suppl 1:A71.


Zaidat OO, Wazni W, Sattar A. Chapter 4:Intra-Arterial Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke, In: Ischemic Stroke Therapeutics: A Comprehensive Guide, Ovbiagele, Bruce, Turan, Tanya (Editors), Springer Co.


Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula: Long Term Clinical And Radiographic Outcomes With Endovascular Therapy Alone In A Single Academic Center. Christopher S, Noufal M, Sattar A,Wazni W, YaminnS, Lazzaro M, Lynch J, Zaidat O, Fitzsimmons BF.  Platform presentation at the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology annual meeting, Bonita Springs, Florida, October 2015.

Bilateral Persistent Trigeminal Arteries Ending in PICA: First Reported Anatomical Variant Described on Diagnostic Cerebral Angiogram. Wled Wazni, Mazen Noufal, Ashan Sattar, Ali Abdallah, Alicia Castonguay, Osama Zadiat. Poster presentation at the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology annual meeting, Bonita Springs, Florida, October 2015.

Age, stroke severity, use of stent retrievers, general anesthesia, and hemorrhagic conversion may predict outcome in stroke patients who undergo successful intra-arterial therapy. M Noufal, J Mankad, D Shirilla, A Lakraj, J Cox, A Sattar, W Wazni, Y Sallowm, J Lynch, O Zaidat. SNIS 12th Annual Meeting, July 2015. 

Safety and Efficacy of the Pipeline Embolization in the Treatment of Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms. Sultan A, Wazni W, Zaidat O, Sattar A, Noufal, M. Poster presentation at the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology annual meeting, Brooklyn, New York, November 2016.

Sensitivity of Arterial Spin-Labeling in Detecting Delayed Cerebral Ischemia in Patients with Aneurysmal SAH for presentation at the NCS 15th Annual Meeting, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii 2017.


Current Research Interest
The use of MR perfusion in identifying delayed vasospasm in patient with aneurysmal SAH treated with endovascular surgery.

SWIFT PRIME: Solitaire FR With The Intention For Thrombectomy As Primary Endovascular Treatment For Acute Ischemic Stroke

THERAPY: The Randomized, Concurrent Controlled Trial to Assess the Penumbra System’s Safety and Effectiveness in the Treatment of Acute Stroke

SEPARATOR 3D: A Randomized, concurrent controlled trial to assess the safety and effectiveness of the Separator 3D as a component of the Penumbra System in the revascularization of large vessel occlusion in acute ischemic stroke

SOCRATES: Acute Stroke Or Transient Ischemic Attack Treated with Aspirin or Ticagrelor and Patient OutcomES

ATACH-II: Antihypertensive Treatment in Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage-II
CLEAR III: Clot Lysis: Evaluating Accelerated Resolution of Intraventricular Hemorrhage Phase III Intraventricular Hemorrhage study

MISTIE III: A phase III, randomized, open-label, 500-subject clinical trial of minimally invasive surgery plus rt-PA in the treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage.                

LIBERTY TRIAL: The Penumbra Liberty Trial: Safety and Effectiveness in the Treatment of Wide-Neck Intracranial Aneurysms              

ACE: An Aneurysm Coiling Efficiency Study of the Penumbra Coil 400 System

GELATIN: HydroGel Balloon Assisted Aneurysm Coiling

SCENT: The Surpass IntraCranial Aneurysm Embolization System Pivotal Trial to Treat Large or Giant Wide Neck Aneurysms

TRANSFORM: Occlusion Balloon Catheter Neuro Interventinal procedures that require Balloon catheter

ACTION: Effect of Natalizumab on Infarct Volume in Acute Ischemic Stroke

ASPIRe: Aneurysm Study of Pipeline in an Observational Registry

WEAVE: Wingspan Stent System Post Market Surveillance Study 

TREVO: Trevo Retriever Registry Post Market Surveillance

TARGET: Intracranial Aneurysm Coiling Prospective Multicenter Registry

STRATIS: Systematic Evaluation of Patients Treated With Neurothrombectomy Devices for Acute Ischemic Stroke Registry