Charles C. Matouk, MD

Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), Brain Aneurysm, Carotid Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cavernous Malformations, Fistula, Ischemic stroke, Occlusive Vascular Disorder, Thrombectomy


Phone
(203) 785-2808
Accepting New Patients

Biography

When he was a medical student, Charles Matouk, MD, met a patient with rapidly progressive dementia and weakness on the right side of his body. He recalls being “astonished” when the patient’s symptoms were fully reversed within a few weeks of having an endovascular procedure in his brain to disconnect an abnormal blood vessel (a vascular malformation) that had been  causing the problem. The patient was cured. This experience was so memorable to Dr. Matouk that it inspired his decision to pursue a specialty in neurovascular surgery. 

Now the chief of neurovascular surgery at Yale Medicine, Dr. Matouk has expertise in brain aneurysms, vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord, carotid occlusive disease, acute stroke syndromes and adult-onset hydrocephalus. “In medicine today, a lot of the work that doctors do is either preventative or palliative,” Dr. Matouk remarks. “However, in neurosurgery we are able to use a simple, minimally invasive procedure can actually change everything for a patient. Their disease can be cured.”

As a surgeon, Dr. Matouk focuses on treating each patient as a person. “I hope that what I can provide patients is the opportunity to tell me their story and concerns,” he says. “It’s a partnership. My fundamental role is to help patients make an informed decision that’s right for them.” To help patients understand their conditions and treatment options, Dr. Matouk likes to show them the radiology pictures of their brain, and to sketch out what will happen during the procedure. He often encourages patients to go home and think about the information presented before making a decision to proceed.

In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Matouk is an assistant professor of neurosurgery and of radiology & biomedical imaging. He conducts clinical research on advanced imaging to help determine which aneurysms and vascular malformations are higher risk and should be prioritized for treatment, and which can be watched safely overtime.  

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English;French

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Yale Neurosciences Institute

800 Howard Ave
Lower Level
New Haven, CT 06519

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 785-6916

Education & Training

Education

The University of Calgary

Internship

University of Toronto

Residency

University of Toronto Canada

Fellowship

University of Toronto Canada

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare