Pascal Jabbour
Pascal Jabbour

Pascal Jabbour, MD, is an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and the Chief of the Division of Neurovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. His practice consists of treating stroke, aneurysms, AVMs, cavernomas, carotid artery stenosis, intracerebral hemorrhage and other neurovascular disorders. His training allows him to employ all available treatment methods for these problems, including open and minimally invasive endovascular techniques. He also performs stereotactic radiosurgery with Gamma Knife and LINAC. In addition to his neurovascular work, Dr. Jabbour's practice includes treating patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus and Chiari malformations.

Dr. Jabbour takes a special interest in the treatment of retinoblastoma in collaboration with Dr. Carol Shields, an ophthalmologist at Wills Eye Institute and professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Dr. Jabbour administers intra-arterial chemotherapy in the ophthalmic artery to children suffering from this rare and debilitating ocular cancer. He is an expert in intra-arterial chemotherapy and his work in this field has made Jefferson and Wills Eye Hospital an international destination for retinoblastoma treatment.

Dr. Jabbour is a very active speaker, lecturing on various neurovascular topics nationally and internationally. He has authored more than 230 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Stroke, Neurosurgery, Interventional Neuroradiology, Ophthalmology and Retina. Dr. Jabbour serves on the editorial board of Neurosurgery and is a reviewer for Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. He is the author of a comprehensive textbook, Neurovascular Surgical Techniques.

Dr. Jabbour is a graduate of the Saint Joseph University School of Medicine in Beirut. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Colorado and Thomas Jefferson University and his fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University.

Medical Services

  • Brain Aneurysm & AVM Center
  • Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Jefferson Expert Teleconsulting (JET)

Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery


  • St. Joseph's University, Beirut, Lebanon, Medical School
  • Internship
    University of Colorado Medical Center
  • Residency
    Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital, France
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Fellowship
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Stroke


  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Cerebral Angioplasty & Stenting
  • Craniotomy
  • Endovascular Coiling
  • Gamma Knife
  • Linear Accelerator
  • Microsurgery
  • Pipeline Embolization Device
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery & Radiotherapy
  • tPA Treatments for Stroke
  • Wingspan Stent