Victor Allyn Aletich, M.S., M.D.


   Chief, Section of Endovascular Neurosurgery






Diagnostic/Interventional Neuroradiology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Internal Medicine and Radiology
National Naval Medical Center


Medical School:
M.D., Loyola University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Graduate School:
M.S., Loyola University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

B.S., University of Illinois
Champagne/Urbana, Illinois


Board Certified:
Radiology, American Board of Radiology



  • Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois
  • Chief, Section of Endovascular Neurosurgery, University of Illinois
  • Adventist Regional Medical System
  • Hinsdale Hospital


  • University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
  • University of Chicago - Hinsdale Hospital

Medical Licensure



  • Senior Member, American Society of Neuroradiology
  • Senior Member, World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology
  • Senior Member, Society of Neurological Interventional Surgery
  • Associate AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

Clinical Interests

  • Acute Stroke Intervention
  • Aneurysm Coiling
  • Angioplasty and Stenting - Arteries
  • Angioplasty and Stenting - Veins
  • Brain AVM Embolization
  • Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Carotid Dissection Treatment
  • Cavernous-carotid Fistula Embolization
  • Dural AV Fistula Embolization
  • Facial/Vascular Malformation Treatment
  • Head and Neck Tumor Biopsy and Embolization
  • Intracranial angioplasty and Stenting
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Meningioma Embolization
  • Nose bleeding Embolization
  • Pediatric Brain Vessel Anomalies
  • Spinal AVM Embolization
  • Traumatic Blood Vessel Injury
  • Vasospasm Treatment
  • Vein of Galen Malformations
  • Vertebroplasty


Research Interests

  • Brain and Spinal AVMs
  • Vein of Galen Malformations
  • Pediatric Vascular Malformations
  • Aneurysm Treatments (Stents, Balloon, Coils, Embolic Agents)

Selected Publications

  • Aletich, V.A., Debrun, G.M., Monsein, L.H., Nauta, H.J., Spetzler, R.H.:  Giant Serpentine Aneurysms:  A Review of The Literature and Presentation ofFive Cases.  AJNR 16:1061-1072 May 1995

  • Debrun, G.M., Aletich, V.A., Miller, N.R., Dekeiser,.: Three Cases of Spontaneous Direct CCFs Associated with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type IV. Surg Neurol 46:247-252 Sept 1996

  • Debrun, G.M., Aletich, V., Ausman, J.I., Charbel, F., Dujovny, M.:  Embolization of the Nidus of Brain Arteriovenous Malformations with N-Butyl-Cyanoacrylate. Neurosurg 40(1) p112-20 Jan 1997

  • Debrun, G.M., Aletich, V.A., Shownkeen, H., Ausman, J.I.: Glued catheters during embolization of brain AVMs with acrylate glue. Interv Neuro Vol 3:13-19 Mar 1997

  • Aletich, V.A., Debrun, G.M., Koenigsberg, R., Ausman, J.I., Charbel, F., Dujovny:  AVM Nidus Catheterization with the Terumo 0.010 Hydrophilic Wire and Balt Magic Catheter: A technical Report. AJNR Vol 18 929-935 May 1997

  • Debrun, G.M., Aletich, V.A., Pierre Kehrli, M.D., Misra, M., Ausman, J.I., Charbel, F.Selection of Cerebral Aneurysms for Treatment with GDC Coils. The Preliminary UIC Experience. Neurosurg  43(6):1281-95: discussion 1296-7 Dec 1998

  • Aletich, V. A., Misra, M., Shownkeen, H., Camras, l., Debrun, G.A.: Evaluation and Endovascular and Treatment of Juxtaorbital Vascular Anomalies. Radiology Clinics of North America. 37:1 123-133 Jan 1999

  • Debrun, G., Aletich, V., Kehrli, P., Misra, M., Ausman, J.I., Charbel, F., Shownkeen, H.: Aneurysm Geometry: An Important Criterion in selecting patients for Guglielmi Detachable Coils. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 38, Suppl:1-20 Sept 1998

  • Aletich, V.A., Debrun, G.M., Misra, M., Charbel, F., Ausman, J.I.: The Remodeling Technique of balloon assisted Guglielmi detachable coil placement in wide necked aneurysms UIC J Neurosurgery   53:388-396 Sept 2000

  • Corsten, L., Bashir, Q., Thornton, J., Aletich, V., Debrun, G.M.: Treatment of a Giant Mandibular Arteriovenous with Percutaneous Embolization Using Histoacrylic Glue. A Case Report. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 59:828-832, 2001