Okkes Kuybu, MD

  • Clinical Professor
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellow

Okkes Kuybu, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and board-eligible vascular neurologist, specialized in the comprehensive care of stroke patients, including ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Dr. Kuybu involved in a robust clinical and scientific research mission in one of the nation's busiest stroke centers and participated to multiple clinical trials. He is also actively involved in student, resident, and fellow education.

Education & Training

  • MD, Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
  • Residency, LSU Health Shreveport, Neurology
  • Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Vascular Neurology
  • Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Endovascular Neurosurgery

Specialized Areas of Clinical, Research and/or Educational Interests 

  • Research: Natural history and management of cerebrovascular occlusive disease
  • Clinical: Endovascular approaches to acute ischemic stroke and aneurysms
  • Education: Involving in education of neuroanatomy to treatment and prevention of strokes to medical students, residents, physician assistants, fellow and patients

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology 

Professional Organization Memberships

  • Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
  • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery
  • American Heart Association
  • American Academy of Neurology

Honors and Awards

  • Stroke Fighters Medal at the Stroke Fighters Symposium, LSUHSC

Selected Recent Publications

Kuybu O, Javalkar V, Amireh A, Kaur A, Kelley RE, Cuellar-Saenz HH, et al. Implications of the use of mechanical thrombectomy on outcome in large vessel occlusion following the 2015 landmark trials. J Neurointerv Surg. 2021;13(1):4-7. Epub 20200507. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2020-015903. PubMed PMID: 32381521.

Kuybu O, Amireh A, Davis D, Kelley RE, Javalkar V. Prevalence of ischemic stroke and atrial fibrillation in young patients with migraine national inpatient sample analysis. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020;29(8):104972. Epub 20200613. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.104972. PubMed PMID: 32689612.

Mohammaden MH, Nogueira RG, Tekle W, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Farooqui M, Zevallos CB, et al. Safety and efficacy of balloon-mounted stent in the treatment of symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease: a multicenter experience. J Neurointerv Surg. 2021. Epub 20210804. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2021-017818. PubMed PMID: 34349013.

Javalkar V, Kuybu O, Davis D, Kelley RE. Factors Associated with Inpatient Mortality after Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Updated Information from the United States Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020;29(3):104583. Epub 20191218. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2019.104583. PubMed PMID: 31862153.

Dossani RH, Patra DP, Kosty J, Jumah F, Kuybu O, Mohammed N, et al. Early Versus Delayed Flow Diversion for Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: A Meta-Analysis. World Neurosurg. 2019;126:41-52. Epub 20190226. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.02.044. PubMed PMID: 30822578.

Javalkar V, Kuybu O, Amireh A, Kelley RE. Evolving Approaches to Antithrombotics in Stroke Prevention and Treatment. South Med J. 2020;113(11):585-92. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001173. PubMed PMID: 33140113.

Amireh AO, Kuybu O, Adeeb N, Kelley RE, Javalkar V, Cuellar H, et al. Utilization of the large-bore Penumbra JET 7 reperfusion catheter in thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke: A single-center experience. Interv Neuroradiol. 2021;27(1):99-106. Epub 20200721. doi: 10.1177/1591019920942364. PubMed PMID: 32693662; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7903547.