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Roberto Rodriguez Rubio, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, MexicoMD01/2010
    Antiguo Hospital Civil de Guadalajara "Fray Antonio Alcalde", Guadalajara, Mexico02/2011General Surgery
    Antiguo Hospital Civil de Guadalajara "Fray Antonio Alcalde", Guadalajara, Mexico02/2016Neurosurgery
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California04/2017Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Research Fellowship

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    Dr. Rodriguez Rubio is the director and principal investigator of the Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Laboratory. He is a neurosurgeon specializing in neurovascular, white matter, and skull base neuroanatomy. He is trained in creating 3D anatomical volumetric models and virtual neurosurgical simulations. Dr. Rodriguez Rubio oversees the activity of the laboratory and coaches the research fellows.

    As a neurosurgical resident at Hospital Civil de Guadalajara "Fray Antonio Alcalde," he actively participated in Guadalajara's Mission Brain with neurosurgical teams from UCSF and Johns Hopkins. He had the opportunity to attend several cadaveric courses in the United States – further igniting his passion for cadaveric dissections in the hopes of improving results in the operating room. He has an extensive observership experience from countries including the United States, Germany, France, and England.

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    1. Rubio RR, Gandhi S, Vigo V, Tabani H, Meybodi AT, Abla AA, Lawton MT, Benet A. An Anatomical Feasibility Study for Revascularization of the Ophthalmic Artery. Part I: Intracanalicular Segment. World Neurosurg. 2019 Sep 18. PMID: 31541753.
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    2. Rubio RR, Vigo V, Gandhi S, Tabani H, Meybodi AT, Winkler EA, Abla AA, Lawton MT, Benet A. An Anatomical Feasibility Study for Revascularization of the Ophthalmic Artery. Part II: Intraorbital Segment. World Neurosurg. 2019 Sep 11. PMID: 31520756.
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    3. Rubio RR, Chae R, Khare A, Dubnicoff T, Winkler E, Sloan E, Bollen AW, Berger MS, Abla AA. Supracerebellar Approach to a Radiation-Induced Giant Capillary Telangiectasia within a Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma of the Upper Brainstem. World Neurosurg. 2019 Aug 31. PMID: 31479784.
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    4. Li W, Chae R, Rubio RR, Benet A, Meybodi AT, Feng X, Huang G, El-Sayed IH. Characterization of Anatomical Landmarks for Exposing the Internal Carotid Artery in the Infratemporal Fossa Through an Endoscopic Transmasticator Approach: A Morphometric Cadaveric Study. World Neurosurg. 2019 Jul 31. PMID: 31376554.
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    5. Rodriguez Rubio R, Chae R, Vigo V, Abla AA, McDermott M. Immersive Surgical Anatomy of the Pterional Approach. Cureus. 2019 Jul 23; 11(7):e5216. PMID: 31555496.
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    6. Rubio RR, Bonaventura RD, Kournoutas I, Barakat D, Vigo V, El-Sayed I, Abla AA. Stereoscopy in Surgical Neuroanatomy: Past, Present, and Future. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Jun 19. PMID: 31214715.
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    7. Kournoutas I, Vigo V, Chae R, Wang M, Gurrola J, Abla AA, El-Sayed I, Rubio RR. Acquisition of Volumetric Models of Skull Base Anatomy Using Endoscopic Endonasal Approaches: 3D Scanning of Deep Corridors Via Photogrammetry. World Neurosurg. 2019 Sep; 129:372-377. PMID: 31181359.
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    8. Wang M, Chae R, Vigo V, Winkler E, McDermott MW, El-Sayed IH, Abla AA, Rubio RR. Comparative Analysis of the Subtonsillar, Far-Lateral, Extreme-Lateral, and Endoscopic Far-Medial Approaches to the Lower Clivus: An Anatomical Cadaver Study. World Neurosurg. 2019 Jul; 127:e1083-e1096. PMID: 30980974.
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    9. Lau R, Rodriguez Rubio R, Martino J, Sanmillán JL, Benet A, Tayebi Meybodi A, Gandhi S, Kournoutas I, Gabarrós A. Endoscopic Transanterior Middle Temporal Approach to the Atrium-An Anatomical Feasibility Study. World Neurosurg. 2019 Apr 11. PMID: 30980970.
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    10. De Vilalta A, Kournoutas I, Ojeda PL, Canals AG, Vigo V, Rutledge CW, Chae R, Abla AA, Rubio RR. Revascularization of the Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Using Extracranial and Intracranial Donors: A Morphometric Cadaveric Study. World Neurosurg. 2019 Jul; 127:e768-e778. PMID: 30951912.
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    11. Rubio RR, Vigo V, Bonaventura RD, Abla AA. Intradural and Extradural Ligation of a Left Dural Arteriovenous Fistula of the Sigmoid Sinus Using a Retrosigmoid Approach: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Apr 01; 16(4):E115-E116. PMID: 30137459.
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    12. Rubio RR, Chae R, Rutledge WC, De Vilalta A, Kournoutas I, Winkler E, Abla AA. Clipping of High-Risk Dural Arteriovenous Fistula of the Posterior Fossa: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. World Neurosurg. 2019 Jun; 126:413. PMID: 30902767.
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    13. Rubio RR, Shehata J, Kournoutas I, Chae R, Vigo V, Wang M, El-Sayed I, Abla AA. Construction of Neuroanatomical Volumetric Models Using 3-Dimensional Scanning Techniques: Technical Note and Applications. World Neurosurg. 2019 Jun; 126:359-368. PMID: 30898733.
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    14. Winkler EA, Raygor K, Caleb Rutledge W, Lu AP, Phelps RRL, Lien BV, Rubio RR, Abla AA. Local in situ fibrinolysis for recanalization of an occluded extracranial-intracranial bypass: Technical note. J Clin Neurosci. 2019 Jun; 64:287-291. PMID: 30885594.
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    15. Rubio RR, Kola O, Lawton MT, Benet A. In Reply: Minimally Invasive Exposure of the Maxillary Artery at the Anteromedial Infratemporal Fossa. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Mar 01; 16(3):E111-E112. PMID: 30576554.
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    16. Winkler EA, Yue JK, Deng H, Raygor KP, Phelps RRL, Rutledge C, Lu AY, Rodriguez Rubio R, Burkhardt JK, Abla AA. National trends in cerebral bypass surgery in the United States, 2002-2014. Neurosurg Focus. 2019 Feb 01; 46(2):E4. PMID: 30717065.
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    17. Rubio RR, Vigo V, Bonaventura RD, Abla AA. Right Retrosigmoid Approach for In Situ Occlusion of Brainstem Arteriovenous Malformation Surrounding the Trigeminal Nerve: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Feb 01; 16(2):42. PMID: 30010868.
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    18. Dones F, Kournoutas I, Vigo V, Di Bonaventura R, Raygor K, El-Sayed IH, Abla AA, Rubio RR. A Combined Extradural-Intradural Technique for an En Bloc Anterior Petrosectomy: A Cadaveric Feasibility Study. World Neurosurg. 2019 Jan 09. PMID: 30639606.
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    19. Rodriguez Rubio R, Kola O, Tayebi Meybodi A, Tabani H, Feng X, Burkhardt JK, Yousef S, Lawton MT, Benet A. Minimally Invasive Exposure of the Maxillary Artery at the Anteromedial Infratemporal Fossa. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Jan 01; 16(1):79-85. PMID: 29660062.
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    20. Vigo V, Dones F, Di Bonaventura R, Barakat D, McDermott MW, Abla AA, Rubio RR. Middle Meningeal Artery to Premeatal Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Bypass via Anterior Petrosectomy: An Anatomic Feasibility Study. World Neurosurg. 2019 Mar; 123:e536-e542. PMID: 30521956.
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    21. Tayebi Meybodi A, Benet A, Rodriguez Rubio R, Yousef S, Lawton MT. Analysis of Surgical Freedom Variation Across the Basilar Artery Bifurcation: Towards a Deeper Insight Into Approach Selection for Basilar Apex Aneurysms. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 12 01; 15(6):692-700. PMID: 29514321.
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    22. Tayebi Meybodi A, Benet A, Rodriguez Rubio R, Yousef S, Lawton MT. Comprehensive Anatomic Assessment of the Pterional, Orbitopterional, and Orbitozygomatic Approaches for Basilar Apex Aneurysm Clipping. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 11 01; 15(5):538-550. PMID: 29281073.
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    23. Burkhardt JK, Yousef S, Tabani H, Benet A, Rubio RR, Lawton MT. Combination Superficial Temporal Artery-Middle Cerebral Artery Bypass and M2-M2 Reanastomosis With Trapping of a Stented Distal Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Nov 01; 15(5):E67-E68. PMID: 29762775.
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    24. Winkler EA, Lu A, Rutledge WC, Tabani H, Rodriguez Rubio R, Mummaneni PV, Abla AA. A mini-open transspinous approach for resection of intramedullary spinal cavernous malformations. J Clin Neurosci. 2018 Dec; 58:210-212. PMID: 30327226.
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    25. Rubio RR, Gandhi S, Benet A, Tabani H, Burkhardt JK, Kola O, Yousef S, Abla AA, Lawton MT. Internal Maxillary Artery to Anterior Circulation Bypass with Local Interposition Grafts Using a Minimally Invasive Approach: Surgical Anatomy and Technical Feasibility. World Neurosurg. 2018 Dec; 120:e503-e510. PMID: 30149162.
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    26. Tayebi Meybodi A, Benet A, Rodriguez Rubio R, Yousef S, Mokhtari P, Preul MC, Lawton MT. Comparative Analysis of Orbitozygomatic and Subtemporal Approaches to the Basilar Apex: A Cadaveric Study. World Neurosurg. 2018 Nov; 119:e607-e616. PMID: 30077027.
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    27. Benet A, Griswold D, Tabani H, Rubio RR, Yousef S, Meybodi AT, Lawton MT. Simultaneous Clipping of a Basilar Apex Aneurysm and Right Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Jul 01; 15(1):97. PMID: 29106660.
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    28. Tayebi Meybodi A, Benet A, Vigo V, Rodriguez Rubio R, Yousef S, Mokhtari P, Dones F, Kakaizada S, Lawton MT. Assessment of the endoscopic endonasal approach to the basilar apex region for aneurysm clipping. J Neurosurg. 2018 Jun 01; 1-12. PMID: 29932384.
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    29. Benet A, Tabani H, Griswold D, Yousef S, Rubio RR, Lawton MT. Supracerebellar-Infratentorial Approach for Resection of Tectal and Thalamic Cavernous Malformations: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 03 01; 14(3):316. PMID: 28973695.
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    30. Benet A, Griswold D, Tabani H, Rubio RR, Yousef S, Meybodi AT, Lawton MT. Cross-Wise Counter Clipping of a Dolichoectatic Left Vertebral Artery Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 02 01; 14(2):204-205. PMID: 28525613.
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    31. Benet A, Griswold D, Tabani H, Rubio RR, Yousef S, Meybodi AT, Lawton MT. Tentative Stacking Technique with Tandem Clipping and Bypass for an MCA Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 02 01; 14(2):202. PMID: 29351680.
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    32. Benet A, Tabani H, Ding X, Burkhardt JK, Rodriguez Rubio R, Tayebi Meybodi A, Nisson P, Kola O, Gandhi S, Yousef S, Lawton MT. The transperiosteal "inside-out" occipital artery harvesting technique. J Neurosurg. 2018 01 26; 130(1):207-212. PMID: 29372878.
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    33. Benet A, Griswold D, Tabani H, Rubio RR, Yousef S, Meybodi AT, Lawton MT. Macrovascular Decompression of Brainstem and Lower Cranial Nerves: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 01 01; 14(1):81-82. PMID: 29253294.
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    34. Benet A, Griswold D, Tabani H, Rubio RR, Yousef S, Meybodi AT, Lawton MT. Contralateral Anterior Interhemispheric Approach to Medial Frontal Arteriovenous Malformation: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 01 01; 14(1):86. PMID: 28521028.
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    35. Rubio RR, Lawton MT, Kola O, Tabani H, Yousef S, Meybodi AT, Burkhardt JK, El-Sayed I, Benet A. The Middle Temporal Artery: Surgical Anatomy and Exposure for Cerebral Revascularization. World Neurosurg. 2018 Feb; 110:e79-e83. PMID: 29111474.
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    36. Meybodi AT, Lawton MT, Rubio RR, Yousef S, Benet A. Contralateral Approach to Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: An Anatomical-Clinical Analysis to Improve Patient Selection. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jan; 109:e274-e280. PMID: 28987838.
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    37. Tayebi Meybodi A, Lawton MT, Rodriguez Rubio R, Yousef S, Guo X, Feng X, Benet A. Internal Maxillary Artery to Upper Posterior Circulation Bypass Using a Superficial Temporal Artery Graft: Surgical Anatomy and Feasibility Assessment. World Neurosurg. 2017 Nov; 107:314-321. PMID: 28826714.
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