Fabio Settecase, M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.P.C

NeuroEndovascular Surgery Program

  • Interventional Neuroradiology

Dr. Settecase is a fellowship-trained Neuroendovascular Surgeon / Interventional Neuroradiologist with specialized expertise in the minimally invasive treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, including stroke, cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arterial stenosis, and pulsatile tinnitus. He also has expertise in image-guided spine procedures for relieving neck and low back pain. Dr. Settecase can treat most brain aneurysms from a single small 1 cm incision without opening the skull. This approach has resulted in excellent outcomes, with a very low complication rate and short recovery time for patients compared to other therapies.

Dr. Settecase completed three years of fellowship training in Neuroendovascular Surgery/Interventional Neuroradiology and Diagnostic Neuroradiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He also completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency training at UCSF, where he was elected Chief Resident and received the RSNA Resident /Fellow Research Award. His medical-surgical rotating internship and Master of Science degree were obtained at the University of Toronto. For his graduate work he was awarded a Young Investigator Award by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. He graduated in the top 10% of his class and received his medical degree cum laude from Boston University with induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society, and was elected chapter President and Associate Trustee in the American Medical Student Association. He majored in Biology and Physiology at the University of Toronto, graduating as the Silver Medalist.

Dr. Settecase also continues his clinical, teaching, and research activities as Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. He has authored scientific articles on neuroendovascular surgery and neuroradiology topics in several medical journals, has contributed to a number of textbooks, and lectures both nationally and internationally.