Johanna T Fifi

Johanna T Fifi, MD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery


Neurosurgery, Neurology, Radiology

Research Topics:

Brain Imaging, Stroke

Dr. Fifi is a board certified neuroendovascular surgeon and an Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Radiology. She is also Associate Director of The Cerebrovascular Center and Director of the Endovascular Stroke Program at the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Fifi specializes in the endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular disorders, including stroke, intracranial and carotid stenosis, brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and fistulas of the brain and spine, pre-operative embolization of tumors, as well as craniofacial vascular lesions in adults and children.


Born in the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Dr. Fifi earned a combined biomedical engineering and medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. She performed her medicine internship and neurology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Fifi completed a clinical fellowship in stroke and cerebrovascular disorders at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. While at the NIH, she was co-investigator of several phase II and phase III clinical trials for treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Dr. Fifi then trained in Interventional Neuro-Radiology at Washington Hospital Center and at Columbia University. After her neurointerventional training, Dr. Fifi completed further studies of pediatric neurointervention under the tutelage of Alejandro Berenstein, MD at Mount Sinai West. During this period, she was invited to join the Neuroendovascular group as a staff physician where she has developed a clinical practice taking care of patients with vascular disorders of the brain, spine, and head and neck. Dr. Fifi continues her clinical research as investigator in several multi-center trials.


Dr. Fifi has published her research in peer reviewed journals and 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 (SVIN), and Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. She is currently a member of the national board of the SVIN. She is an elected fellow of both the American Heart Association and the SVIN.


Vascular Neurology

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Focus

  • Aneurysm Coiling
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Balloon Test Occlusion
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Cavernous Malformations
  • Facial Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Facial Vascular Malformations
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)


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

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