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Gustavo Pradilla

Gustavo Pradilla, MDName:

Gustavo Pradilla, MD


Undergrad Institution; Degree and Major:

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Medical School:

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

In practice since:


Your Specialty:


Where and for how many years did you train AFTER medical school:

  • Johns Hopkins:
    •  Neuroscience - 4 years
    • Neurosurgery Residency - 7 years
  • University of Miami:
    • Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery – 1 year

How did you choose your specialty?

  • I had a passion for neuroscience,
  • Enjoyed the complexity and high-risk with high-impact of neurosurgical procedures and the
  • Ability to help critically ill patients.

What do you like MOST, and like LEAST, about your specialty?

  • MOST: When a surgery finishes with a great outcome and a good prognosis
  • LEAST: Worst diagnosis (GBM) affects the nicest patients

In your opinion, what attributes are important in anyone choosing this specialty?

  • Focus
  • Determination
  • Endurance
  • Passion
  • Excellence

Hobbies/special interests:

  • Tennis
  • Soccer