Michael L. DiLuna, MD

Specialty

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Conditions & Treatments

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), Chiari Malformation, Craniofacial Abnormalities, Craniosynostosis, Hydrocephalus, Moya Moya Syndrome, Pediatric Brain Tumors, Pediatric Head Trauma, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric stroke, Spina Bifida, Spinal Tumors, Spine Diseases, Spine Trauma, Tethered Cords


Phone
(877) 925-3637
Accepting New Patients
Telehealth Visits

Biography

Michael DiLuna, MD, is the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Yale Medicine. Dr. DiLuna sees adult and children patients with general neurosurgical issues.

Dr. DiLuna first became interested in neurosurgery after seeing a brain surgery during medical school. “It’s kind of like watching a birth or a heart beating—you’re struck by how the procedure’s done, how the patients wakes up, and how they recover,” he says. Soon after that, Dr. DiLuna developed a special interest in taking care of children. “The kids are brave and face their challenges much differently than adults do,” he says. “They have few concerns about their treatments. They just want to go back to school.”

When meeting with his patients and their parents, Dr. DiLuna tries to keep things simple. He explains how the procedure will unfold to the child and helps them understand the process by simulating it with the help of a team of oncologists and social workers. Dr. DiLuna also tries to alleviate the parents’ fears and answer as many of their questions as he can.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. DiLuna conducts research on how certain genes in the brain might contribute to problems in brain development. He also collaborates with researchers on clinical trials for treatments for neurosurgical conditions.  “We're taking care of a complicated part of the body that we don't understand fully,” he says. “Every day we're learning something new. The technology available to us changes so frequently it drives the field forward very quickly.”

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Locations

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

1 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06504

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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) 785-2036

Yale Physicians Building

800 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

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Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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(203) 785-2036

Pediatric Specialty Center

747 Belden Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06850

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Wednesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Smilow Cancer Hospital

35 Park St.
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) 785-2036

Education & Training

Education

Yale School of Medicine

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital: New Haven, CT

Fellowship

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

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