Balint Otvos, MD, is a neurosurgeon who specializes in vascular neurosurgery and the treatment of disorders that affect the brain and central nervous system, including benign and malignant tumors in the brain and spine. Dr. Otvos has also received special training in stereotactic radiosurgery, a treatment that uses focused beams of radiation without any surgical incision. He treats both adult and pediatric patients.
Dr. Otvos focuses on working with patients, their family and other doctors to find answers and provide patient-centered care.
Outside of the hospital, he and his wife love spending time outside hiking, mountaineering, kayaking, paddleboarding and skiing/snowboarding. They also find time for coffee, cooking at home and eating at new restaurants. Their rescue dog joins in on hikes, canoe and paddleboard outings, while their cat is content to stay home.
Education & Training
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
- Cleveland Clinic Foundation
- University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital GME
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Balint Otvos, MD, PhD, is a vascular neurosurgeon and researcher interested in vascular pathologies and treatment of related conditions using microsurgery, endovascular surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery in pediatric and adult patients. He also treats associated conditions of the head, neck and spine including benign and malignant tumors.
Dr. Otvos’ research interests include examining the immune microenvironment in malignant gliomas and intracerebral hemorrhage and seeking to understand their interactions, with the goal of immune modulation to allow for improved clinical outcomes and recovery from central nervous system (CNS) pathologies.
Dr. Otvos has published research focused on the interplay between myeloid-derived suppressor cells and gliomas, and the prognostic indicators of circulating peripheral T cell numbers with treatment modality independent survival in malignant gliomas.
- Immune system-CNS interactions
- Malignant gliomas
Areas of Expertise
- Vascular neurosurgery
- Endovascular neurosurgery
- Pediatric vascular neurosurgery
- Cranial neurosurgery
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Central nervous system immunobiology