Meet Dr. Ziad Darkhabani, interventional neurologist
Thu, Jun 21, 2018
Dr. Ziad Darkhabani had the privilege to watch his medical field grow while training to be an interventional neurologist.
“Interventional neurology is a very exciting field and it’s a very new field. Since the mid-90s, it’s progressed significantly. We now can provide more treatment options for patients using minimally-invasive techniques,” Darkhabani says.
Though the field of interventional neurology was still new when he began, it peaked his interest right away.
“All of these advances were happening while I was training, so my interest grew significantly,” he says. “For example, instead of having major surgery to treat a brain aneurysm, now we can do it with a tiny cut on the side of the leg to enter the vessel there and we place the catheter there.”
Those advances in interventional neurology keep growing.
“Every day we have something new. We have seen significant growth in this field nationwide,” says Darkhabani. “Right now, we are the only hospital in our region to be a Comprehensive Stroke Center and we’re very proud of that.”
His knowledge, especially of stroke, is something he wants to share with the public.
“We are outreaching the public, ambulance services, physicians, providers, and everyone involved in healthcare to expand their knowledge about the signs, symptoms, and management of strokes,” says Darkhabani. “We want them to understand how the process works to provide our community and patients with better care.”
As he continues to grow in his career, he remains thankful for his dedicated colleagues.
“I love working here. I have a really great group of people I work with and I’m so happy to be here and to be a part of this,” he says.
Outside of practicing medicine, you’ll most likely find Darkhabani at home with his family.
“I have two children and they are my passion, along with my wife. I enjoy them very much,” he says. “My wife and I really enjoy traveling and hiking with our children to various areas around the country.”
Dr. Ziad Darkhabani is an interventional neurologist with Aurora BayCare Medical Center. He sees patients in Green Bay, Manitowoc and Oshkosh.
About BayCare Clinic
BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With its 100-plus physicians, BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, serving clinical locations in 13 regional communities. Based in Green Bay, Wis., BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center.
About Aurora BayCare Medical Center
Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic. Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary healthcare, the latest in medical technology and superior service.