Dr. Branko Huisa-Garate, MD

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Dr. Branko Huisa-Garate, MD
Branko Huisa-Garate, MD, is a board-certified vascular neurologist who specializes in treating cerebrovascular diseases such as acute ischemic stroke, cerebrovascular malformations, vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment. Dr. Huisa-Garate directs the Stroke Fellowship Program at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research interests include cerebral small vessel disease and vascular cognitive impairment. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and also reviews for many medical journals in neurology and neuroscience. Previously, Dr. Huisa-Garate was an assistant professor in the Neurology Department at UC Irvine and served as director of University of New Mexico’s Stroke Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He joined UC San Diego Health to become a part of the vanguard of medical care, discovery in medicine and teaching. He completed a fellowship in vascular neurology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in neurology at University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Huisa-Garate earned his medical degree from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. He is board-certified in neurology and vascular neurology. Dr. Huisa-Garate is a member of American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. Outside of work, he enjoys the outdoors, including camping, hiking and kayaking. He speaks fluent Spanish.

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UC San Diego Health - La Jolla9434 Medical Center Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dr. Huisa-Garate's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
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    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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    Branko Huisa-Garate, MD, is a board-certified vascular neurologist who specializes in treating cerebrovascular diseases such as acute ischemic stroke, cerebrovascular malformations, vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment. 

    Dr. Huisa-Garate directs the Stroke Fellowship Program at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research interests include cerebral small vessel disease and vascular cognitive impairment. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and also reviews for many medical journals in neurology and neuroscience.

    Previously, Dr. Huisa-Garate was an assistant professor in the Neurology Department at UC Irvine and served as director of University of New Mexico’s Stroke Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He joined UC San Diego Health to become a part of the vanguard of medical care, discovery in medicine and teaching. 

    He completed a fellowship in vascular neurology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in neurology at University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Huisa-Garate earned his medical degree from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. He is board-certified in neurology and vascular neurology.

    Dr. Huisa-Garate is a member of American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association.

    Outside of work, he enjoys the outdoors, including camping, hiking and kayaking. He speaks fluent Spanish.

    Dr. Huisa-Garate's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Vascular Neurology
    •  Board certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Sanctions

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    • Neurology
    • Vascular Neurology

    Conditions Treated

    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Aneurysm
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Cancer
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
    • Chronic Pain
    • Confusion
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Dementia
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Diplopia
    • Dystonia
    • Epilepsy
    • Essential Tremor
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
    • Insomnia
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Migraine
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Myelopathy
    • Myoclonus
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Nystagmus
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Parkinsonism
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Seizure Disorders
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Syncope
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Thrombosis
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Tremor
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vertigo
    • Visual Field Defects

    Education

    • Medical School
      Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia / Academic Program Of Medicine

      Graduated in 2003

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

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    Specialties

    • Vascular Neurology

    Procedures Performed

    • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
    • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization