Michael J. Lang, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2019 as a vascular and endovascular neurosurgeon who specializes in treatment of vessel diseases of the brain, including: aneurysms, stroke, carotid artery stenosis, arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, cavernomas, and intracerebral hemorrhage. He performs both minimally invasive endovascular and traditional open and skull base surgery, allowing a comprehensive approach in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease. He also has subspecialty training in functional and epilepsy neurosurgery.
Dr. Lang completed his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin. He received his medical degree from Ohio State University, graduating with honors. He completed his neurosurgical residency and fellowships in both endovascular neurosurgery and functional and epilepsy surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. He then completed the prestigious fellowship in open cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute under Dr. Michael Lawton, with extensive training in cerebral bypass surgery and removal of vascular lesions of the brainstem.
Dr. Lang has published numerous papers and book chapters, participated in clinical trials, and delivered lectures to audiences all over the world. His research interests include clinical outcomes in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease and epilepsy surgery, as well as MRI-compatible robotics. His laboratory research investigates the application of neuromodulation to cerebrovascular disease, particularly sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation-based modulation of the blood brain barrier to enhance endovascular delivery of drug and stem cell therapies.