UI Hospitals and Clinics

Portrait

Physician

Santiago Ortega, MD, MSc

Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology

About

"Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the results" - Oscar Wilde "There is no better place than The University of Iowa to provide my patients with the outstanding technical and personal care that they deserve."

Clinics

Specialties

  • Interventional neuroradiology
  • Stroke
  • Vascular neurology
  • Neurocritical care

Procedures

  • Brain Aneurysm coiling
  • Extracranial and Intracranial stenting
  • Cerebral and Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation embolization
  • Pial and Dural Fistula embolization
  • Acute mechanical thrombectomy for acute stroke
  • Brain and Spinal tumor embolization
  • Head and Neck tumor embolization
  • Craniofacial arteriovenous embolization
  • Sclerotherapy for craniofacial Venous and Lymphatic malformations
  • Balloon-occlusion test
  • Epistaxis
  • Percutaneous kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty of vertebral fractures
  • Facet Joint Blocks
  • Wada test

Education and Training

Degree

MD, University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Fellowships

  • Neurocritical care, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Vascular Neurology, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery-Interventional Neuroradiology, Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

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