Gregory J. Zipfel

Gregory J. Zipfel, MD

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Specializes In
  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumors
Languages Spoken
  • English


Sees Patients For

Cerebrovascular disease including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, carotid stenosis, Moyamoya disease and arterial bypass surgery, skull base tumors including meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, craniofacial tumors and pituitary brain tumors

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital



Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Academic Title(s)

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Ralph G. Dacey Distinguished Professor of Neurological Surgery
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Research Interests

Dr. Zipfel’s research examines the effects of amyloid-β on cerebral arteriole function and assessing its contribution to ischemic brain injury, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, and Alzheimer’s Disease. In addition, Dr. Zipfel explores mechanisms that underlie cerebral vasospasm and cognitive deficits following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Publications & Research

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2003 Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, Florida


2003 Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, Gainesville, Florida

Medical Degree

1995 Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois


1991 Biology, University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois