Aldo Mendez Ruiz, MD

  • Clinical Instructor

Dr. Mendez is a vascular neurologist specialized in the comprehensive care of stroke patients, including diagnosis, management, and prevention. His research interests include the use of endovascular approaches and technologies in the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. Dr. Mendez is actively involved in teaching fellows, residents and medical students.

Education & Training

  • MD, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico 
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship,Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN               
  • Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Neurology
  • Fellowship,  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Neurology

Professional Organization Membership

  • American Academy of Neurology (ANN)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN)
  • Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS)

Honors & Awards

  • Resident Teaching Award (for excellence in medical student teaching), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Member of the annual Mayo Clinic Team Science Award, Mayo Clinic, MN

Selected Recent Publications

Mendez AA, Farooqui M, Dajles A, Zevallos CB, Quispe‐Orozco D, Mendez‐Ruiz A, Vivanco‐Suarez J, Samaniego EA, Limaye K, Dandapat S, et al. Direct Transfer to Angiosuite Triage Strategy for Patients Undergoing Mechanical Thrombectomy in a Rural Setting. Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology. 2021;1:e000124.

Mendez AA, Mendez-Ruiz A, Fakih R, Farooqui M, Dandapat S, Ortega-Gutierrez S. Combined Transradial and Transfemoral Approach Using a Compliant Balloon for Emboli Protection at the Vertebral Artery During Subclavian Stenosis Stenting: 2-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021;20:E376-E377. PMID: 33484261

Mendez-Ruiz, A., Mendez, A.A., Zevallos, C.B., Quispe Orozco, D., Farooqui, M., Samaniego, E.A., Dandapat, S., Ortega-Gutierrez, S. Retrieval of distally migrated coil using stent retriever and proximal aspiration. J Neurointerv Surg. 2020. PMID: 33219151.

Mendez, A.A., Quispe-Orozco, D., Dandapat, S., Samaniego, E.A., Tamadonfar, E., Zevallos, C.B., Farooqui, M., Derdeyn, C.P., Ortega-Gutierrez, S. Overestimation of core infarct by computed tomography perfusion in the golden hour. Brain Circ. 2020;6(3):211-214. PMID: 33210048

Dandapat, S., Guerrero, W., Samaniego E.A., Mendez, A.A., Rossen, J., Hasan, D., Derdeyn, C.P., Ortega-Gutierrez, S. Transradial Access: a Feasible and Safe Approach to Neuroendovascular Procedures. J Vasc Interv Neurol. 2020;11(2):81-88

Ortega-Gutierrez, S., Lopez G.V., Edgell, R.C., Mendez, A.A., Dandapat, S., Roa, J.A., Zevallos, C.B., Holcombe, A.L., Hasan, D., Derdeyn, C.P., Rossen, J., Samaniego, E.A. Second Generation Drug-Eluting Stents for Endovascular Treatment of Ostial Vertebral Artery Stenosis: A Single Center Experience. Front Neurol. 2019;10(746. PMID: 31379708

Mendez, A.A., Samaniego, E.A., Sheth, S.A., Dandapat, S., Hasan, D.M., Limaye, K.S., Hindman, B.J., Derdeyn, C.P., Ortega-Gutierrez, S. Update in the Early Management and Reperfusion Strategies of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke. Crit Care Res Pract. 2018;2018. PMID: 30050694.

Samaniego, E.A., Mendez, A.A., Nguyen, T.N., Kalousek, V., Guerrero, W.R., Dandapat, S., Dabus, G., Linfante, I., Hassan, A.E., Drofa, A., Kouznetsov, E., Leedahl, D., Hasan, D., Maud, A., Ortega-Gutierrez, S. LVIS Jr Device for Y-Stent-Assisted Coil Embolization of Wide-Neck Intracranial Aneurysms: A Multicenter Experience. Intervent Neurol 2018;7:271-283. PMID: 29765397.