Vanderbilt Cerebrovascular Outcomes and Management Research Group

The VCOM Research Group Mission:

To advance the quality of care for neurovascular patients through innovative, rigorous, and collaborative research.

Our Team





  • Caroline Averitt, Anne Yanda, Sally Baggette, Natalie Hall

Research Assistants:

  • Natalie Reavill
  • Elaina Hill
  • Tiffany Bess

IR Technicians:
Valerie Stewart, Steven Lowers, Kala Fortner, Brittany Thompson, Anneliese Alexander, Alana Dickson, Luisa Riley, Elijah Thomas, Banner Givens, Monica Gehring, Charli Blanton, Amie England, Kristin Sutherd, Bryan Poitras

Medical Students:

  • Sei Ahn
  • Akshay Bhamidipati
  • Hershey Rajpal

On-Going Projects

Cerebrovascular disease refers to a wide range of pathologies including stroke (both ischemic and hemorrhagic), aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, moyamoya, carotid stenosis, intracranial atherosclerotic disease, and fistulas. Our research group aims to improve patient care by studying clinical outcomes in cerebrovascular disease. Some of our current clinical projects include clinical trials in stroke and subdural hematoma management, investigating the utility of dual energy head CT scans, and the effects of chemotherapy in retinoblastoma management.

Basic Science/Translational

  • IA chemotherapy in rabbits
  • Robotic endovascular development
  • Vascular anatomical modeling
  • Trans-jugular Ultrasound for use as ICP monitor system
  • Neurovascular Imaging

Clinical Trials


Recent Publications