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Ricardo Hanel, MD, PhD


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Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Acute Stroke Intervention
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)
  • Arteriovenous Fistulas (AVF)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Skull Base Neurosurgery
  • Brain Tumors

Ricardo Hanel, MD, PhD, is known for his skill in treating acute stroke and cerebrovascular conditions with ground-breaking endovascular therapy that can be performed from inside the blood vessel. Dr. Hanel also has a special interest in neurosurgical research. His areas of expertise are:

About Me

My philosophy of care is centered on the patient, based on education, encouragement and understanding. I feel that it is important to educate my patients about their conditions and options, thus allowing them to make informed decisions. I take the time to engage my patients in their own care, and I firmly believe this helps them make better decisions.

I recognize the emotions associated with illness. When treating my patients, it is sometimes at their most frightening moment. The surgeries I perform can make an immediate and long-term difference in my patients' lives and the lives of their families. I love proving that what was once thought impossible can be done.

I believe that fast access to excellent care is critical for treatment of stroke and other cerebrovascular conditions, and that's why I enjoy being a part of the team at Lyerly Neurosurgery and Baptist Health.


  • Co-Medical Director, Cerebral Cavernous Malformations Program at Baptist Health
  • Co-Medical Director, Baptist Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center


  • Neurological Surgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery


  • Residency

    Hospital Nossa Senhora das Gracas - Curitiba, Parana,

    1997 - 2001

  • Fellowship

    Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Phoenix, AZ

    2006 - 2007

  • Fellowship

    State University of New York at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY

    2003 - 2004

  • Doctor of Medicine - Medical School

    Federal University of Parana - Curitiba,

    1991 - 1997

  • Master of Science - University

    Universidade Federal do Parana - Brazil,

    2001 - 2002

  • Internship

    Hospital de Clinicas - Brazil,

    1995 - 1997


    None - ,

    1998 -

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
  • Wolfson Children's Hospital

Legal Practice Name

Lyerly Baptist, Inc.

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