Neurosurgery Faculty

Bio - Peter Kan, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FAANS

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Medical School: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

    Graduate Education: Masters of Public Health; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Residency Program: Neurosurgery Residency; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Fellowship Programs:

    • Skull Based/Vascular Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    • Endovascular Neurosurgery, Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • Dr. Peter Kan is the Professor and Robert L. Moody Sr. Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and Jennie Sealy Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

    Dr. Kan pursued neurosurgical training at the University of Utah where he also completed a Masters of Public Health. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada prior to starting his endovascular fellowship at the University at Buffalo. Upon the completion of his fellowship, he joined the faculty at University of South Florida and served as the director of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery. He was subsequently recruited to Baylor College of Medicine as an associate professor and the director of cerebrovascular surgery.

    His research interests include clinical trials for new neuroendovascular devices, intravascular imaging, neuroprotection for acute ischemic stroke, and intra-arterial cell-based therapy for malignant brain tumors. 

    • Brain aneurysms
    • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
    • Arteriovenous (AV) fistulas
    • Carotid stenosis
    • Moyamoya disease
    • Acute stroke
    • Cavernous malformations
    • Spinal vascular malformations
    • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
    • New neuroendovascular devices
    • Intravascular imaging
    • Neuroprotection foe acute ischemic stroke
    • Intra-arterial cell-based therapy for malignant brain tumors