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Moyamoya Live Q&A

Aired on 5.06.2019
Moyamoya Live Q&A

World Moyamoya Day is identified on May 6th, yet various presentations of moyamoya exist around the world from geographical locations to syndromic associations. Our goal for this Live Q&A is to highlight North American presentations both in childhood and adult, discussing pathways from identification to management options.



Dr. Sudhakar Vadivelu, DO, a Faculty Neurosurgeon with the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Director, Cerebrovascular Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center and Mario Zuccarello, MD, a Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Skull Base Surgery at UC Health invite patients, families and medical providers to join in a live Q&A on North American Moyamoya research.

Directors & Faculty


Sudhakar Vadivelu, DO

Sudhakar Vadivelu, DO, joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center after completing his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Texas Children’s Hospital and neurosurgical residency at Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine. While at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ, he acquired additional training in open cerebrovascular surgery and endovascular surgery for specialized training in the care of vascular disorders of the brain and spine. Dr. Vadivelu’s interest, specialized training and research background in the role of inflammation in neurogenesis and stem cells, make him uniquely qualified to lead our division in its collaborative efforts with the division of interventional neuroradiology for the treatment of children with vascular disorders of the brain and spine. In addition, Dr. Vadivelu brings expertise in spinal diseases, brain and spinal cord tumors, neuroendoscopy and neurostimulation.

Mario Zuccarello, MD

Dr. Zuccarello specializes in cerebrovascular surgery, skull base surgery, minimally invasive cranial surgery, aneurysms, Moyamoya disease, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), intracerebral hemorrhage, acoustic neuromas, vasospasms and carotid artery disease.

Additional Faculty


4:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Overview of similarities and differences of geographical moyamoya presentations
4:20 pm - 5:00 pm
Defining moyamoya dieseas versus syndrome
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Identify common presentations amongst syndromic associations with moyamoya onsent
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Identify common presentations amongst syndromic associations with moyamoya complexities

Topics Covered

1. Overview of similarities and differences of geographical Moyamoya presentations

2. Define Moyamoya disease versus syndrome

3. Identify common presentations amongst syndromic associations with Moyamoya including timing of onset and management complexities


1) Promote understanding of moyamoya disease versus syndrome to families and patients.

2) Expand our Cerebrovascular Center Moyamoya program in collaboration with UC Neurosurgery.

3) Describe current care practices for this disease process.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME: Cincinnati Children’s designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

If you have any questions related to claiming credit, contact the Cincinnati Children's CME office at or 513-636-6732.




Directions for Credit

  1. You must have an account in Cincinnati Children’s CME database. To create an account, visit
  2. During the live webinar, an activity code will be provided to text your attendance.
    • Text Phone Number: (513) 409-9506
    • Today’s Activity Code: To be provided during the live webinar

Evaluation: An electronic evaluation will be emailed to participants who text their attendance. This evaluation can also be completed at