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    • Position
    • PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
    • Specialty
    • Neurosurgery
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Queens
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
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J Mocco, MD, MS, a cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgeon with clinical interests in stroke, brain aneurysms, subarachnoid hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, carotid artery stenosis, intracranial stenosis, and brain tumors, has joined Mount Sinai as Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Neurosurgery, and Director of the Cerebrovascular Center. Dr. Mocco was previously Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Radiology, and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Mocco received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his Master of Science in Biostatistics from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University,  a residency in Neurological Surgery from the Neurological Institute of New York and a fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery from the University of Buffalo.

Dr. Mocco has published more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, edited three texbooks on neurosurgical techniques, and runs numerous national and international clinical trials to improve the treatment of patients with cerebrovascular disease.

Dr. Mocco’s research interests focus on translational efforts to treat ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.



Clinical Focus

  • 3D Simulation
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal
  • Aneurysm Coiling
  • Arnold-Chiari Syndrome
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Astrocytoma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Balloon Test Occlusion
  • Biopsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer
  • Brain, Spine Tumors
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Cavernous Malformations
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Computer Guided Crainiotomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Endovascular Embolization
  • Facial Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Facial Vascular Malformations
  • Hemangioma
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)
  • Intracranial Stenting
  • Lymphatic Malformations
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy
  • Meningioma
  • Microvascular Clipping
  • Microvascular Occlusion
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Spinal Vascular Malformations
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Transient Ischemic Attack
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Venous Sampling

Research Topics

Angiogenesis, Atherosclerosis, Blood-Brain Barrier, Brain, Brain Imaging, Endothelial Cells, Inflammation, Migration, Neuroscience, Stem Cells, Stroke, Transgenic Mice, Vascular Development


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Residency, Internship
New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center

Residency, Neurological Surg
Neurological Institute

Fellowship, Neurovascular
University at Buffalo