Angelica Fuentes, MD


Angie FuentesBachelor of Science in Cognitive Science – Yale University (2017)
Doctor of Medicine – University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (2022)

Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science – University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health (2022)


Research Experience

2020-2022 Department of Neurological Surgery, UIC College of Medicine
PI: Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD
Analyzed outcomes of mechanical thrombectomy in the context of large vessel occlusion based on quantitative MRA findings

2018-2022 Department of Neurological Surgery, UIC College of Medicine
PI: Ankit I. Mehta, MD
Conducted clinical research on perioperative outcomes following surgical intervention for degenerative, traumatic, and oncological cranial and spinal pathologies
Investigated the impact of socioeconomic factors on neurosurgical care

2015-2017 Chang Lab, Yale University, New Haven, CT
PI: Steve Chang, PhD
Assisted with cognitive neuroscience research data analysis and non-human primate pharmacology research testing


Ruptured isolated spinal artery aneurysms: Case series of five patients and a review of the literature on management strategies

Interv Neuroradiol. 2023 Jan 10:15910199221149562. doi: 10.1177/15910199221149562. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Aneurysms of the spinal arteries are rare entities, the majority of which are associated with other vascular lesions, such…

Predictors of Subsequent Intervention After Middle Meningeal Artery Embolization for Treatment of Subdural Hematoma: A Nationwide Analysis

Neurosurgery. 2023 Jan 1;92(1):144-149. doi: 10.1227/neu.0000000000002151. Epub 2022 Sep 21.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Middle meningeal artery (MMA) embolization has recently emerged as an effective technique to treat subdural hematomas (SDHs). Studies to date…

Extensive Symptomatic Thoracolumbar Epidural Lipomatosis Treated With Minimally Invasive Hemilaminectomies: Technical Case Report

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2022 Sep 1;23(3):e184-e188. doi: 10.1227/ons.0000000000000296. Epub 2022 Jun 14.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Spinal epidural lipomatosis is a rare condition commonly associated with chronic corticosteroid use and obesity that…

Use of intraoperative MRI for resection of intracranial tumors: A nationwide analysis of short-term outcomes

J Clin Neurosci. 2022 May;99:152-157. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2022.03.005. Epub 2022 Mar 10.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Recent evidence supports the use of intraoperative MRI (iMRI) during resection of intracranial tumors due to its demonstrated efficacy…

Sex Differences in Cerebral Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Stroke. 2022 Feb;53(2):624-633. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.037147. Epub 2022 Jan 5.ABSTRACTSex differences in cerebral aneurysm occurrence and characteristics have been well described. Although sex differences in outcomes following ischemic stroke have been…

Cannabis Abuse and Perioperative Complications After Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms: A Nationwide Analysis

World Neurosurg. 2022 Feb;158:e184-e195. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.10.156. Epub 2021 Oct 29.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: In the present retrospective cohort analysis, we examined the differences in baseline characteristics and peri- and postoperative outcomes stratified by…

Three-Dimensional Modeling in Training, Simulation, and Surgical Planning in Open Vascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery: A Systematic Review of the Literature

World Neurosurg. 2021 Oct;154:53-63. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.07.057. Epub 2021 Jul 19.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The expanding use of three-dimensional (3D) printing in open vascular and endovascular neurosurgery presents a promising new tool in resident…

Inpatient outcomes of posterior fossa decompression with or without duraplasty for Chiari malformation type I

Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2021 Aug;207:106757. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2021.106757. Epub 2021 Jun 8.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Chiari malformation type 1 (CM-1) is a congenital neurologic condition in which the cerebellar tonsils herniate below the foramen…

Disparities in the symptomatic presentation of Moyamoya disease in the United States: A nationwide all-payer analysis

J Clin Neurosci. 2021 May;87:92-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2021.02.019. Epub 2021 Mar 20.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Moyamoya disease is a chronic occlusive cerebrovascular disease that can present with either hemorrhagic or ischemic symptoms. The objective…

Application of the navigation guide systematic review methodology to evaluate prenatal exposure to particulate matter air pollution and infant birth weight

Environ Int. 2021 Mar;148:106378. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106378. Epub 2021 Jan 25.ABSTRACTLow birth weight is an important risk factor for many co-morbidities both in early life as well as in adulthood. Numerous…

Revision Discectomy with or without Fusion for the Treatment of Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Nationwide Analysis of Risk Profiles and Short-Term Outcomes

World Neurosurg. 2021 Apr;148:e346-e355. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.12.139. Epub 2021 Jan 4.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: We compared the demographics, risk factors, and complications for adult patients with recurrent lumbar disc herniation (RLDH) undergoing revision discectomy…

Early versus late surgical intervention for central cord syndrome: A nationwide all-payer inpatient analysis of length of stay, discharge destination and cost of care

Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2020 Sep;196:106029. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2020.106029. Epub 2020 Jun 15.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Central cord syndrome (CCS) is the most common incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI), resulting in various degrees of neurologic…

Gunshot wounds to the head: racial disparities in inpatient management and outcomes

Neurosurg Focus. 2019 Nov 1;47(5):E11. doi: 10.3171/2019.8.FOCUS19484.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Several studies have indicated that racial disparities may exist in the management and outcomes of acute trauma care. One segment of trauma care…