Y. Pierre Gobin, M.D.

Interventional Neuroradiology
Y. Gobin

Y. Pierre Gobin, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of interventional neuroradiology, with 20 years of experience in the treatment of vascular diseases of the brain, head and neck, and spine. A pioneer in endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, Dr. Gobin has also developed and established minimally invasive surgical approaches to treat acute strokes.

Dr. Gobin completed his medical degree, internship and radiology residency at the University of Paris, France in 1988. He trained in interventional neuroradiology at Hospital Lariboisiere in Paris, where he performed the first GDC coil embolization in France, in a patient with a cerebral aneurysm.

Dr. Gobin was recruited by the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology of the University of California at Los Angeles in 1992, and was a member of the faculty there for nine years. While at UCLA, he participated in further clinical evaluation of GDC technology, which was invented at that institution.

In recent years, he conceived the Concentric Retriever, an endovascular device for cerebral embolectomy to treat acute stroke. He is also the endovascular member of the team that developed intra arterial chemotherapy for the treatment of retinoblastoma.

Since 2001, Dr. Gobin is professor of radiology in neurosurgery and neurology at the Weill Cornell Medical College and director of Interventional Neuroradiology at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Gobin is the author of more than 100 articles and reviews pertaining to interventional neuroradiology.


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Brain Aneurysms


- Intraprocedural aneurysm rupture during coil embolization of brain aneurysms: role of balloon assisted coiling. AJNR 2012. 10.3174/ajnr.A3061

- Balloon-assisted coil embolization of intracranial aneurysms is not associated with increased periprocedural complications. J NeuroIntervent Surg (2012). Doi:10.1136/neurintsurg-2012-010351

- Early endovascular management of oculomotor nerve palsy associated with posterior communicating artery aneurysms. Interventional Neuroradiology 2010;16:17-21
- Principles in case-based aneurysm treatment: approaching complex lesions excluded by international subarachnoid aneurysm trial (ISAT) criteria. World Neurosurg 2011;75:462-475

- Transluminal balloon angioplasty for symptomatic distal vasospasm refractory to medical therapy in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery 2011;69:95-102

-Endovascular management of distal anterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms: report of two cases and review of the literature. Surg Neurol Int 2011;2:950

- Bare platinum vs matrix detachable coils for the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms: a multivariate logistic regression analysis and review of the literature. Neurosurgery 2011;69:557-565
- Intra-procedural aneurysm rupture treated with n-butyl cyanoacrylate embolization: technical note. J NeuroIntervent Surg 2009
- Balloon-assisted technique for trapped microcatheter retrieval following onyx embolization. Interventional Neuroradiology 2009 15:453-455

- Intraprocedural aneurysm rupture treated with n-butyl cyanoacrylate embolization: technical note. J Neurointervent Surg 2010;2:145-146

- Neuroform Stent-assisted Coil Embolization of Wide-neck Intracranial Aneurysms: Strategies in - Stent Deployment and Mid-Term Follow Up. Neurosurgery 2007;61:460-469

Disappearance and reappearance of a cerebral aneurysm: a case report. Surgical Neurology (67) 2007 186–9.
- Treatment of a giant vertebrobasilar artery aneurysm using stent grafts. J Neurosurgery 107:165-168, 2007.
- Is routine intraoperative angiography in the surgical treatment of cerebral aneurysms justified? A consecutive series of 147 aneurysms and review of the literature. Neurosurg. 2006;58:719-726.

- Vasospasm in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: diagnosis, prevention and management. In Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2006;16:483-497.

- Treatment of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: looking to the past to register the future. Neurosurgery 2006;59: 1157-1167.

- Endovascular Techniques for Treating Wide-Necked Aneuryms. Neurosurg Focus, 18 (2):E7, 2005

- Advances in endovascular aneurysm treatment: are we making a difference? Neuroradiology 2005;47:695-701

- Treatment of unruptured aneurysms with GDCs: clinical experience with 247 aneurysms. AJNR American Journal of Neuroradiology 2004; 25(4):577-83.

- Endovascular management of dolichoectasia of posterior cerebral artery. AJNR 2004;25:1790-1791.

- Guglielmi detachable coil embolization of cerebral aneurysms: 11 year's experience. J Neurosurgery 2003;98:959-66.

- Combined endovascular treatment for both intracranial aneurysms and symptomatic vasospasm. AJNR 2003; 24:133-9.

- Three-dimensional helical computerized tomography angiography in the diagnosis, characterization, and management of middle cerebral artery aneurysms: comparison with conventional angiography and intraoperative findings. J Neurosurgery 97:1322-1332,2002

- Endovascular treatment of basilar artery trunk aneurysms with Guglielmi detachable coils: clinical experience with 41 aneurysms in 39 patients. J Neurosurg. 2001;95:624-32.

- Volume-rendered helical computerized tomography angiography in the detection and characterization of intracranial aneurysms. J Neurosurgery 2000;93:254-264.

- Natural history of the neck remnant of cerebral aneurysms treated with the Guglielmi detachable coil system. J. Neurosurgery 2000;93:561-568.

- Endovascular treatment of basilar tip aneurysms using Guglielmi detachable coils: anatomic and clinical outcomes in 73 patients from a single institution. Neurosurgery 2000;47:1332-1342.

- Endovascular Treatment of Ruptured Aneurysms. Critical Care Clinics of North America 1999;15 (4):667-685.

- Endovascular treatment of multiple intracranial aneurysms by using Guglielmi detachable coils. J. Neurosurgery 1999; 90(5):857-64.

- Balloon-asssisted Guglielmi detachable coiling of wide necked aneurysms. Part I: Experimental results. Neurosurgery 1999;45:519-530

- Balloon-asssisted Guglielmi detachable coiling of wide necked aneurysms. Part II: Clinical results. Neurosurgery 1999;45:531-538.

- Embolization of incidental cerebral aneurysms by using the Guglielmi detachable coil system. J Neurosurgery 90:207-214,1999.

- Unruptured aneurysms presenting with mass effect symptoms: response to endosaccular GDC treatment. Part 1: symptoms of cranial nerve dysfunction. J Neurosurgery 1998;89:956-61.

- Intracranial aneurysms treated with the Guglielmi detachable coil: midterm clinical results in a consecutive series of 100 patients. J Neurosurg 1997;87:176-183.

- Incidence of cerebral vasospasm after endovascular treatment of acutely ruptured aneurysms: report on 69 cases. J Neurosurg 1997;87:830-35.

- Endovascular therapy of superior hypophyseal artery aneurysms: Embolization with electrolycally detachable coils. Neurosurgery 1996; 39:1150-1154.

- Treatment of large and giant fusiform intracranial aneurysms with Guglielmi detachable coils. J Neurosurg 1996;84:55-62.

- Aneurysmal rupture after parent vessel sacrifice: treatment with GDC coil embolization via retrograde catheterization: Case report. Neurosurgery 1995;37(6):1216-21.

- Selective endovascular treatment of 71 intracranial aneurysms with platinium coils. J Neurosurg 1993;79:3-10.

- Balloon occlusion of the internal carotid artery in 40 cases of giant intracavernous aneurysms: technical aspects, cerebral monitoring and results. Neuroradiology 1992; 34:245-251.

- Endovascular occlusion of vertebral arteries in the treatment of unclippable vertebro-basilar aneurysms.Neurosurgery 1991; 74:393-398.

- Endovascular Occlusion of Intracranial Vessels for Curative Treatment of Unclippable Aneurysms: report of 16 cases. J Neurosurgery 1991; 75:694-702.



- Artery Chemosurgery for Retinoblastoma Prevents New Intraocular Tumors.Abramson DH, et al. Show Ophthalmology. 2012 Nov 20. pii: S0161-6420(12)00806-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.08.023.

- Intraocular hemorrhage after intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma in sickle cell trait. Open Ophthalmology J 2012;6:1-3

- Combined sequential intravenous and intra-arterial chemotherapy (bridge chemotherapy) for young infants with retinoblastoma. PLOS ONE Sept 2012; Vol 7 Issue 9: e44322

- Experience of intra-arterial chemosurgery with single agent carboplatin for retinoblastoma. Br J Ophthalmol doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2012-301686

- Intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma in eyes with vitreous and/or subretinal seeding: 2-year results. Br J Ophthalmol 2012 96:499-502

- Success of intra-arterial chemotherapy (chemosurgery) for retinoblastoma: effect of orbitovascular anatomy. Arch Ophthalmol 2012;130:180-185

- ERG monitoring of retinal function during systemic chemotherapy for retinoblastoma. Br J Ophthalmol 2012 Mar 18 [Epub ahead of print]

- Ophthalmic artery chemosurgery for he management of retinoblastoma in eyes with extensive (>50%) retinal detachment. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012 April 10 [Epub ahead of print]

- Ophthalmic artery chemosurgery for less advanced intraocular retinoblastoma: five year review. PLoS ONE 7(4): e34120.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034120

- Radiation exposure during intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma. Arch Ophthalmol 2012;130:403-404

- Intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma. Ophthalmology 2012; 119:1720-1721

- Histopathological findings of eyes enucleated after treatment with chemosurgery for retinoblastoma. The Open Ophthal J 2011;5:1-5

- Intra-arterial chemotherapy for the management of retinoblastoma. Four-year experience. Arch Ophthalmol 2011;129:732-737

- Intra-arterial and oral digoxin therapy for retinoblastoma. Ophth Gen Online March 29, 2011

- Superselective ophthalmic artery chemotherapy as primary treatment for retinoblastoma (chemosurgery). Ophthalmology 2010;117:1623-9

- Spontaneously resolving periocular erythema and ciliary madarosis following intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma. Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology 2010;17:207-9.
- Bilateral superselective ophthalmic artery chemotherapy for bilateral retinoblastoma: tandem therapy. Arch Ophthalmol 2010;128:370-372

- Persistence of retinal function after selective ophthalmic artery chemotherapy infusion for retinoblastoma. Documenta Ophthalmologica 2009;119:13-22

- A Phase I/II study of direct intraarterial (ophthalmic artery) chemotherapy with Melphalan for intraocular retinoblastoma. Ophthalmology 2008;115:1398-1404.



Brain Arteriovenous malformations and Fistulas

- Bilateral thalamic venous hypertension caused by a tentorial dural arteriovenous fistula: endovascular treatment. J Neurol Neurosurg Psych 2011

- Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula presenting as an enhancing lesion of the medulla. JNIS 2010;2:390-393

- Transient aphasia and reversible major depression due to a giant sagittal sinus dural AV fistula. Neurology. 61(4):557-8, 2003.

- The New York Islands AVM study: design, study progress, and initial results. Stroke 2003; 34:e29-33. Adult pial arteriovenous fistula and superior sagittal sinus stenosis: angiographic evidence for high flow venopathy at an atypical location. J Neurosurgery 2002;96:792-5.

- Embolization of arteriovenous malformations with Onyx: clinicopathological experience in 23 patients. Neurosurgery 2001;48:984-95.

- Dural arteriovenous fistula in children: endovascular treatment and outcomes in seven cases. AJNR 2001;22:1217-25.

- Transvenous embolization of a dural arteriovenous fistula of the cavernous sinus through the contralateral pterygoid plexus. Neuroradiology 1998;40:189-193.

- Endovascular treatment of Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Malformations. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease 1997:6;295-298

- Embolization of dural cavernous fistulas via superior ophthalmic vein approach.AJNR 1997;18:921-8.

- Treatment of brain arteriovenous malformations by embolization and radiosurgery. J Neurosurgery 1996;85:19-28.

- Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas with spinal venous drainage: relation between clinical presentation and angiographic findings. AJNR 1996;17:1549-1554.

- Cerebral dural arteriovenous fistulas: Clinical and angiographic correlation with a revised classification of venous drainage. Radiology 1995; 194:671-680.

- A Proposed Angiographic Classification of Intracranial Arteriovenous Fistulae and Malformations. Neuroradiology 1993;35:381-385.

- Percutaneous Transvenous Embolization through the Thrombosed Sinus in Transverse Sinus Dural Fistulas. AJNR 1993;14:1102-1105.

- Endovascular Treatment of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas with spinal perimedullary venous drainage. J Neurosurgery 1992; 77:718-723.

Spinal Cord Arteriovenous Malformations and Fistulas

- Vascular anatomy of the spinal cord. J Neurointervent Surg 2012;4:67-74

- Endovascular treatment of spinal arteriovenous lesions : beyond the dural fistula. AJNR 2011;32:798 808
- Secondary clinical deterioration after successful embolization of a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula: a plea for anticoagulation. Interventional Neuroradiology 2010;16:199-203

- Endovascular Surgery for Vascular Malformations of the Spinal Cord. Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery, Vol 6, No 3 (September), 2003: pp163-170. Elsevier Science

- N-butyl cyanoacrylate embolization of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae. AJNR 2001;22:40-47.

- Surgical and endovascular treatment of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas: long-term disability assessment and prognostic factors. J. Neurosurgery 2001; 94:199-204.

- Two concurrent spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae in a patient with rapidly progressive myelopathy. A case report. Angiology 1995;46(3):251-7.

- Giant perimedullary arteriovenous fistulas of the spine: clinical and radiological features and endovascular treatment.AJNR 1997;18:677-687.

- Classification and Endovascular Treatment of Spinal Cord Arteriovenous Malformations and Fistulas. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease 1997:6;282-286.

- Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas with spinal venous drainage: relation between clinical presentation and angiographic findings. AJNR 1996;17:1549-1554.

- Intradural Perimedullary Arteriovenous Fistulae : Results of Surgical and Endovascular Treatment in a Series of 35 Cases. Neurosurgery 1993; 32:885-891.

- Phase-Contrast Magnetic Resonance of the Spinal Cord. Preliminary Results in Spinal Cord Arterio-Venous Malformations. Acta Neurochirurgica 1993;123:57-63.

- Endovascular Therapy for Arteriovenous Malformations and Fistulae in the Spinal cord. Seminars in Interventional Radiology 1993;10:227-242.

- Endovascular Treatment of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas with spinal perimedullary venous drainage. J Neurosurgery 1992; 77:718-723.

- Phase-Contrast MR Angiography of Vascular Malformations of the Spinal Cord at 0,5 Tesla. JMRI 1992; 2:631-636.


Superficial Vascular Malformations

- Thoraco-lumbar artery aneurysms associated with a metameric paraspinal lesion presenting with retroperitoneal hemorrhage: endovascular management. Surg Neur Int 2011;2:137

- Percutaneous Puncture of the External Carotid Artery or Its branches after Surgical Ligation. AJNR 1994;15:79-82.

- Curative treatment of scalp arteriovenous fistulas by direct puncture and embolization with absolute alcohol. J Neurosurgery 1991; 75 (4):634-637

- Endovascular Treatment of External Carotid-Jugular Fistulas in the Parotid Region. Neurosurgery 1993; 33:812-816.


- Impact of operator and site experience on outcomes after angioplasty and stenting in the SAMMPRIS trial. JNIS 2012;0:1-6. Doi:10.1136/neurointsurg-2012-010504

- Interventional management for secondary intracranial extension of spontaneous cervical arterial dissections. Surg Neurol Int 2010;1:82

- Predictors and timing of hypotension and bradycardia after carotid artery stenting. AJNR 2008; 29:1942-47.

- Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Final Results of the Multi MERCI Trial. Stroke 2008;39:1205-1212.

- The Merci Retriever in acute stroke treatment. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2006; 3:273-80.

- MERCI 1. A phase 1 study of mechanical embolus removal in cerebral ischemia. Stroke 2004;35:2848-2854.

- Safety and efficacy of mechanical embolectomy in acute ischemic stroke: results of the MERCI trial. Stroke 2005;36:1432-1440.

- Mechanical Embolectomy. Neurosurgery Clinics North America 2005,3: 463-474.

- Progressive symptomatic carotid dissection treated with multiple stents. Stroke. 2005 Sep; 36(9):e80-2.

- Beyond tissue plasminogen activator: Mechanical Intervention in Acute Stroke. Ann Emerg Med 2003;41:838-846.

- Validation of computed tomographic middle cerebral artery "dot" sign: an angiographic correlation study. Stroke 2003; 34: 2636-40.

- Acute basilar artery occlusion: diffusion-perfusion MRI characterization of tissue salvage in patients receiving intra-arterial stroke therapies. Stroke 2004; 35:e30-4.

- Beyond tissue plasminogen activator: mechanical intervention in acute stroke. Ann Emerg Med 2003; 41:838-46.

- Perfusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging thresholds identifying core, irreversibly infracted tissue. Stroke 2003; 34:1425-30.

- Late secondary ischemic injury in patients receiving intraarterial thrombolysis. Ann Neurol 2002;52:698-703.

- Predictors of hemorrhagic transformation in patients receiving intra-arterial thrombolysis. Stroke 2002;33:717-24.

- Magnetic resonance imaging detection of microbleeds before thrombolysis: an emerging application. Stroke 2002;33:95-8.

- Diffusion-perfusion MRI characterization of post-recanalization hyperperfusion in humans. Neurology 2001;57:2015-21.

- Endovascular treatment of dural sinus thrombosis with rheolytic thrombectomy and intra-arterial thrombolysis. Stroke 2000;31:1420-1425.

- Thrombolytic reversal of acute human cerebral ischemic injury shown by diffusion/perfusion magnetic resonance imaging. Ann Neurol 2000;47:462-469.

- Intraarterial thrombolysis for treatment of acute stroke: experience in 26 patients with long-term follow-up.AJNR 1999;20:1291-1299.

- Initial and long-term results of treatment of brachiocephalic arterial stenoses and occlusions with balloon angioplasty, thrombolysis, stents.J Inv Cardiology 1997;9:372-383.

Brain tumors

- Balloon-assisted superselective intra-arterial infusion of bevacizumab for malignant brainstem glioma. Interventional Neuroradiology 2010;16:71-6

- Preoperative embolization in the treatment of choroids plexus papilloma in an infant: Case report. J Neurosurg (6 Suppl Pediatrics) 104:419–421, 2006.

- Intra-Arterial Chemotherapy for Brain Tumors by Using a Spatial Dose Fractionation Algorithm and Pulsatile Delivery. Radiology 2001; 218:724-732.

- Prognostic factors of primary brain tumors treated by intra-arterial chemotherapy. AJNR 2000;21:471-478.

- Intra-arterial Cereport (RMP-7) and carboplatin: a dose escalation study for recurrent malignant gliomas. Neurosurgery 1999;44:270-278.

- Intraarterial carboplatin chemotherapy for brain tumors: A dose escalation study based on cerebral blood flow. J. Neuro-Oncology 1997;35:121-131.

- Intra-carotid infusion of RMP-7, a bradykinin analog, and transport of gallium-68 ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid into human gliomas. J Neurosurgery 1997;86:603-609.


- Orthotopic glioblastoma stem-like cell xenograft model in mice to evaluate intra-arterial delivery of bevacizumab: from bedside to bench. J Clin Neurosci (2012) doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2012.03.012

- Novel microcatheters for selective intra-arterial injection of fluid in the rat brain. AJNR 2009;30:1190-96

- Head and neck hypervascular lesions: Embolization with ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer- Laboratory evaluation in swine and clinical evaluation in humans. Radiology 2001; 221:309-317

- Embolization with radiopaque microbeads of polyacrylonitrile hydrogel: evaluation in swine. Radiology 2000;214:113-119.

- Development of the biologically active Guglielmi Detachable Coil for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms. Part II: An experimental study in a swine aneurysm model. AJNR 1999;20:1992-1999.

- Intra-arterial administration of carboplatin and the blood brain barrier permeabilizing agent RMP-7: a toxicologic evaluation in swine.J Neuro-Oncology 1998;36:167-178.

- Nonadhesive liquid embolic agent for cerebral arteriovenous malformations: preliminary histopathological studies in swine rete mirabile. Neurosurgery 1998;43:1164-1172.

- Laboratory simulations and training in endovascular embolotherapy with a swine arteriovenous malformation model.AJNR 1996;17:271-279.

- Trisacryl gelatin microspheres for therapeutic embolizations,II: preliminary clinical evaluation in tumors and arteriovenous malformations. AJNR 1996;17:541-549.

- Endovascular treatment of fusiform aneurysms with stents and coils: technical feasibility in a swine model. AJNR 1995;16:1953-63.

- An experimental arteriovenous malformation model in swine: Anatomic basis and construction technique.AJNR 1994; 15:1537-47.

- In vitro study of haemodynamics in a giant saccular aneurysm model: influence of flow dynamics in the parent vessel and effects of coil embolization. Neuroradiology 1994;36:530-36