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Phil Taussky, M.D., FACS

Languages spoken: English, German, French, Dutch, Hebrew

Academic Information

Departments: Radiology and Imaging Sciences - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Divisions: Clinical Radiology

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Swiss Board of Medical Specializations (Neurosurgery)
  • Swiss Board of Surgery

Research Interests

  • Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Brain Injuries
  • Meningioma

Phil Taussky, MD, FACS serves the Department of Neurosurgery as the Section Chief of Neurovascular Surgery and Chief Value Officer. He earned his MD degree at the University of Basel, and he takes great pride at having done his residency at one of the busiest county hospitals at the Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland. During this time, he was also one of the team physicians for the Swiss National ice-hockey team. He completed a skull base/cerebrovascular fellowship at the University of Utah and an endovascular fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, focusing on minimally invasive techniques to treat stroke, aneurysms, AVMs, and other vascular diseases. As a result of his dual training, he has a unique perspective, offering his patients both microsurgical and minimally invasive endovascular treatment for vascular disease. His training also included extensive experience in the use of modern flow diverters, such as the Pipeline device, and he has co-authored the most comprehensive text-book on the treatment of intracranial aneurysm using modern flow diverting devices. He is currently involved in multiple trials further expanding the use of minimal invasive endovascular devices to treat intracranial aneurysms and stroke. Dr. Taussky has published over 120 papers and book chapters and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He is proud of having proctored physicians from all over the world in complex flow diversion cases. He provides consultation and management for patients with AVMs, aneurysms, cavernous angiomas, meningiomas, Moya-Moya, stroke, carotid disease, and other cerebral problems.

Education History

Fellowship Mayo Clinic
Fellowship University of Utah
Skull Base/Cerebrovascular
Residency Kantonsspital Aarau
Residency University Hospital Bern
Residency University Hospital Bern
Internship University Hospital Bern
Professional Medical University of Basel

Global Impact

Awards & Honors

Description Country
Travelling Fellowship, University of Basel, Medical School Switzerland


Description Country
Inselspital Bern, Neurosurgical University Department, Bern, Switzerland. "Ethical Aspects of Brain Death," November, 2005. Switzerland
Inselspital Bern, Neurological University Department, Bern, Switzerland. "Localization in Coma," March, 2005. Switzerland
Inselspital Bern, Neurosurgical University Department, Bern, Switzerland. "Cerebral Revascularization: History, Indication, Technique, Outcome," June, 2005. Switzerland
Swiss Ice Hockey Association Medical Day, Switzerland. "Cervical Spine Injuries in Ice Hockey," April, 2006. Switzerland
Interdisciplinary Medical Congress. Prijepolje, Serbia. "Postoperative Pain Therapy," September 2006. Serbia
Interdisciplinary Medical Congress. Prijepolje, Serbia. "Clinical Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury," September 2006. Serbia
Kantonsspital Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland. "Clinical Neurosciences Center, Utah - 3 Disciplines, 10 Years of Collaboration, 1 Goal - Teach, Seek, Heal," August 22, 2014. Switzerland
World Stroke Day, Aarau, Switzerland. "Wake Up Stroke," October 29, 2014. Switzerland
16th Mind Brain Symposium, Hamamatsu, Japan. "The Clinical Burden and Quantification of Distal Emboli During Stroke Thrombectomy: Does It Matter?" February, 2016. Japan
University of Hamamatsu, Department of Neurosurgery, Hamamatsu, Japan. "Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms with Modern Flow Diversion: Indications, Results and Current Controversies," February, 2016. Japan
Visiting Professor, Fudan University, Huashan Hospital, Shanghai, China. "Three Common Challenges in Flow Diversion: Telescoping, Giant Aneurysms, and Tortuous Anatomy," December 12-13, 2019. China


Date Role Description Country
01/01/2009 Chief Medical Officer European Youth Olympic Festival, 2009 Switzerland
01/01/2004 Member Medical-Humanitarian Projects in Prijepolje, Serbia Switzerland
07/10/2013 Member Vasospasm 2013, International Organizing Committee, Lucerne, Switzerland Switzerland
01/01/2004 Team Physician National Ice Hockey Team Switzerland