"'Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the results' - Oscar Wilde. There is no better place than the University of Iowa to provide my patients with the outstanding technical and personal care that they deserve." — Santiago Ortega


  • Spanish
  • French
  • English


Adult Specialties

  • Interventional neuroradiology
  • Neurocritical care
  • Vascular neurology

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • Acute mechanical thrombectomy for acute stroke
  • Balloon occlusion test
  • Brain and spinal tumor embolization
  • Brain aneurysm coiling
  • Cerebral and spinal arteriovenous malformation embolization
  • Craniofacial arteriovenous embolization
  • Epistaxis
  • Extracranial and intracranial stenting
  • Facet joint blocks
  • Head and neck tumor embolization
  • Neurointerventional surgery
  • Percutaneous kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty of vertebral fractures
  • Pial and dural fistula embolization
  • Sclerotherapy for craniofacial venous and lymphatic malformations
  • Wada test

Diseases and Conditions

  • Stroke


200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Neurocritical Care)
  • National Stroke Association (2009 Stroke Scale Certification)
  • American Heart Association (2005 BLS/ACLS)


  • MD, University of Alcala, Madrid
  • MS, Biostatistics, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York


  • Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Internal Medicine/Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


  • Neurocritical Care, Columbia University Medical Center, New York
  • Vascular Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center, Mount Sinai Health System, New York


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Overall Rating

4.65 out of 5 (259 ratings)