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Johanna Fifi

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  • Vascular Neurology

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


  • MD, Boston University Medical Center

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

  • Residency, Neurology
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

  • Fellowship, Neurology/NIH
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Fellowship, Neuroradiology
    Washington Hospital Center

  • Fellowship, Neuroradiology
    Columbia University Medical Center


    Johanna T. Fifi, M.D. is a Neuroendovascular Surgeon who works at St-Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Fifi was born in Trinidad, British West Indies, where many of her family still reside. She attended high school in Florida and was subsequently awarded a full four year academic scholarship as a Trustee Scholar at Boston University. During college, she was accepted into a combined program to complete studies in biomedical engineering and then medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. In 2000, she moved to Philadelphia to perform her medicine internship and neurology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. From 2004 to 2006, she was a clinical fellow in stroke and cerebrovascular disorders at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. While at the NIH, Dr. Fifi was co-investigator of several phase II and phase III clinical trials for treatment of acute ischemic stroke. She was then trained in Interventional Neuro-Radiology under the tutelage of Dr. William Bank and at Columbia University. After her neurointerventional training, Dr. Fifi was accepted at the Hyman-Newman Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (INN) for further studies of pediatric neurointerventions under the tutelage of Prof. Alejandro Berenstein. During this period, she was invited to join the INN as a staff physician where she has developed a clinical practice taking care of patients with stroke and other cerebrovascular disorders. She also continues with her clinical research as investigator in several multi-center trials. Dr. Fifi has published her research in peer reviewed journals. She has presented her work at national and international meetings, including the International Stroke Conference. She is a member of the American Stroke Association, Society for Vascular and Interventional Neurology, and Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. She specializes in the endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular disorders including acute stroke, intra-cranial and carotid stenosis, brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and fistulas of the brain and spine, as well as craniofacial vascular lesions in both adults and children.

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Dr. Fifi did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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