Dr. Robert Starke, MD

Dr. Robert Starke, MD

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Dr. Robert Starke, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ in 2007 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.Read his story

1095 NW 14th Ter

Miami, FL 33136

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(305) 243-6946

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  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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This content was provided by Dr. Starke "BIOGRAPHY Dr. Starke is a member of the departments of neurological surgery and neuroradiology and specializes in the treatment of cerebral vascular disease including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, cavernous malformaitons, moyamoya disease, carotid and intracranial stenosis including bypass surgery, pseudotumor cerebri, and intracranial hypertension. He also treats all aspects of brain tumor and skull base surgery. He is one of the few dual-trained neurosurgeons in the country able to offer both surgical and minimally invasive endovascular solutions to complex cerebrovascular disease. The minimally invasive endovascular techniques allows for patients to be treated through a 1mm incision in the leg with no incisions in the head. He also practices in gamma knife radiosurgery adding a further component of minimal invasive treatment options. Because of his multi-modality training, he is unbiased with regards to the treatment chosen. While most lesions can be treated endovascularly, some cases are more safely treated with surgery or focused radiotherapy. Dr Starke is able to perform every procedure from the initial angiogram to the final embolization or surgery. Dr. Starke also has a busy brain tumor practice, with approximately 1/3 of his patients being referred for brain tumors. He is also a specialist in pediatric vascular disease such as aneurysms and tumors, with 1 dedicated day per week treating children with endovascular techniques. Dr. Starke is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology at the University of Miami MILLER School of Medicine. Previously, he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Princeton University and distinction in neuroscience. He obtained his medical doctorate from Albert Einstein graduating with distinction in clinical and translational research. He also obtained a Masters of Medical Science with distinction in neuroscience research as part of the National Institute of Health Clinical Research Training Program. He also completed a cerebral vascular research fellowship at Columbia University, which provided him with a wide background in epidemiology and statistics. Dr. Starke attended neurosurgery residency at the University of Virginia. He also completed endovascular fellowships at Thomas Jefferson University and University of Virginia and a cerebral vascular and skull base fellowship at Auckland University Hospital, New Zealand. His laboratory research focuses on cerebral vascular pathophysiology including aneurysm, AVM, ICH, and ischemic stroke models. These avenues allow for the development of novel cellular, medical, radiographic, surgical, and endovascular techniques. As the Director of Neurovascular Research, he helps run numerous clinical trials for minimally invasive treatment of cerebral vascular disease brain tumors."
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4  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Starke does not have any board certifications listed.

40  Conditions Treated

  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cancer
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chordoma
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
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18  Procedures

  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Aneurysm Stenting
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Cancer Treatment
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Surgery
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Revascularization
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for AVM
  • Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C Radiosurgery
  • Radiosurgery - CyberKnife® and Gamma Knife
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Princeton U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Columbia University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • National Institute Of Health
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Virginia
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Auckland Hosp/U Of Auckland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Virginia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • CNS Research Award, 2016
  • AANS Stereotactic and Functional Award, 2016
  • NSV Clinical Research Award, 2016
  • CNS Research Award, 2015
  • Integra CNS/AANS Tumor Award: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2014
  • Prize for Overall Excellence in Clinical Research, (2007) Results of the Impact of a Policy of Early Antifibrinolytic Therapy for the Prevention of Acute Rebleeding After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage”, 2007
  • Crutchfield, Gage, Thomson Award Transsphenoidal Surgery for Acromegaly, 2012
  • CNS Research Award Differential Gender Response to Aspirin in Decreasing Aneurysm Rupture, 2016
  • Synthes Cerebrovascular Section Award Moyamoya Phenomena in the United States American, 2011
  • NSV Clinical Research Award Venous Stenting Reliably Lowers Intracranial Pressures in IIH: A prospective Pilot Study, 2016
  • Synthes Skull Base Award Gamma Knife Radiosurgery of Skull Base Meningiomas, 2011
  • First Place, Outstanding Basic Science The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations, 2008
  • Brainlab Community Neurosurgery Award Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenomas, 2013
  • AANS Stereotactic and Functional Award Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Arteriovenous Malformations: Evaluation of Long-Term Outcomes in a Multicenter Cohort, 2016
  • CNS Research Award Cigarette Smoke Initiates Oxidative Stress-Induced Phenotypic Modulation Leading to Cerebral Aneurysm Formation and Rupture, 2015
  • Graduated Top 5% of Class Distinction in Neuroscience Research, 2009
  • Integra CNS/AANS Tumor Award: American Association of Neurological Surgeons Gamma Knife radiosurgery for Sellar and Parasellar Meningiomas: A Multicenter Study, 2014
  • W. Dalton Dietrich Translational Research Teaching Award, 2017
  • Leksell Radiosurgery Award Gamma Knife Radiosurgery of Meningiomas Located in the Posterior Fossa: Factors Predictive of Outcome and Remission, 2011
  • Galbraith Cerebrovascular Award Critical Role of TNF-alpha in Cerebral Aneurysm Formation and Rupture, 2013
  • Masters of Medical Science in Statistics & Epidemiology Distinction in Clinical & Translational Research, 2009
  • NSV Basic Science Award: Inflammation in Cerebral Aneurysm Formation, Progression, and Rupture, 2014
Media & Publications

Dr. Starke has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Society, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member

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I had a complex giant aneurysm. He went over all the treatment options (surgical and endovascular). My aneurysm was successfully treated and I left the hospital the following day. He is incredible.
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Dr.Starke is an amazing, compassionate, and understanding surgeon and overall human being. He is always willing to answer any questions either in person or via email. He is a very approachable and easy going doctor. I would recommend him to a friend or family member 100%. Thank you so much for...Read More
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Dr.Starke is an amazing, compassionate, and understanding surgeon and overall human being. He is always willing to answer any questions either in person or via email. He is a very approachable and easy going doctor. I would recommend him to a friend or family member 100%. Thank you so much for...Read More
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Very personable, caring, compassionate, and professional
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I had a large cerebralmaneurysm. He reviewed the surgical and endovascular options as he is trained in both modalities. My aneurysm was successfully treated and I left the hospital the following day. He is amazing.
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