Antonio Meola, Ph.D
Clinical Instructor of Neurosurgery
  • Stanford University
    300 Pasteur Drive
    Palo Alto, California,  USA
    Phone: 412 638 4242


Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) University of Pisa, 2002-2008
Research Internship University of Pisa, 2008
Secondary School Diploma in Classics Liceo Classico “G.Galilei” of Pisa 2002



Research Interest

  • Image-guided neurosurgery and neuro-oncology
  • Morphofunctional brain imaging: fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging
  • Radiosurgery of Brain and Spine (GammaKnife and CyberKnife)
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Skull base neurosurgery
  • Development of augmented reality in neurosurgery

Scientific Activities

2008 Italian Medical Licensing Examination
2014 European Board of Neurosurgery Examination - Part 1
2014 ECFMG Certification
2015 Medical license of Massachusetts
2016 Medical License of Ohio
2017 Medical License of California

2016 -present Italian society of Neurosurgery (SINCH)
2015 –present Medical society of Massachusetts
2017 -present European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
2017 –present  EANS Section Member, Neuro-Oncology and Radiosurgery
Honors And Awards
  • Valedictorian, Liceo Classico “G.Galilei” of Pisa, Italy, 2002
  • Graduated Cum Laude with Research Honors, University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Italy, 2008
  • Residency Graduation Summa Cum Laude, University of Pisa, Department of Neurosurgery, Italy, 2015
  • Visiting Professor Guest Speaker, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 2016


  1. Meola A, Perrini P, Montemurrro N, di Russso P, Tiezzi G. Primary dumbbell-shaped lymphoma of the thoracic spine: a case report. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2012;2012:647682. doi: 10.1155/2012/647682. Epub 2012 Nov 28. PMID: 23227379. di Russo P, Perrini P, Pasqualetti F, Meola A, Vannozzi R. Management and outcome of high-grade multicentric gliomas: a contemporary single-institution series and review of the literature. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013 Dec;155(12):2245-51. doi: 10.1007/s00701-013-1892-9. Epub 2013 Oct 9. PMID: 24105045
  2. Montemurro N, Cocciaro A, Meola A, Lutzemberger L, Vannozzi R. Hydrocephalus following bilateral dumbbell-shaped C2 spinal neurofibromas resection and postoperative cervical pseudomeningocele in patient with neurofibromatosis type 1: case report. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2014 Oct;5(2):136-8. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1387805. PMID: 25364327
  3. Comert A, Meola A, Fernandez-Miranda JC (2014). “Correlation between the Klinger’s fiber dissection technique and the High-Definition Fiber Tracking (HIDFT): a good surgical neuroanatomy lab model”. In: The 6th International Symposium of Clinical and Applied Neuroanatomy. Rijeka, Croatia; June 26-29, 2014
  4. Meola A, Comert A, Yeh FC, Sananthan S, Fernandez-Miranda JC. The Non-decussating Pathway of the Dentatorubrothalamic Tract in Humans: Human Connectome Based Tractographic Study and Microdissection Validation. J Neurosurg. 2016 May; 124(5):1406-12. doi: 10.3171/2015.4.JNS142741. Epub 2015 Oct 9 2015 Oct 9:1-7. PMID: 26452117
  5. Meola A. Fernandez-Miranda J.C. Peduncles without cerebellum: the cerebellar agenesis. Eur Neurol. 2015;74(3-4):162. doi: 10.1159/000441055. Epub 2015 Oct 10. PMID: 26452266
  6. Meola A, Comert A, Yeh F.C, Stefaneanu L, Fernandez-Miranda J.C. The human superior fronto-occipital fasciculus: Human Connectome based tractographic study with microdissection validation. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Dec;36(12):4964-71. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22990. Epub 2015 Oct 5. PMID: 26435158
  7. Meola A, Yeh F.C., Fellows-Mayle W, Weed J, Fernandez-Miranda J.C. Human Connectome-based
  8. tractographic atlas of the brainstem connections and surgical approaches. Neurosurgery. 2016 Sep;79(3):437-455. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000001224, PMID: 26914259
  9. Meola A, Golby A.J. Comment on : “Individualized map of white matter pathways: connectivity-based paradigm for neurosurgical planning” Neurosurgery. 2015 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26678299
  10. Meola A, Cutolo F, Carbone M, Cagnazzo F, Ferrari M, Ferrari V. Clinical application of augmented reality in neurosurgery: a systematic review. Neurosurg Rev. 2016 May 7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27154018
  11. Cohen-Inbar O, Lee CC, Kano H, Mathieu D, Meola A, Mousavi SH, Nakaji P, Honea N, Johnson M,
  12. Abbassy M, Mohammadi AM, Silva D, Yang HC, Grills I, Kondziolka D, Barnett G, Lunsford LD, Sheehan, J. Radiosurgery for intracranial hemangiopericytomas: a multicenter study. J Neurosurg. 2016 Apr 22:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27104850
  13. Kano H; Meola A, Yang HC, Martinez-Alvarez R, Martinez-Moreno N, Sheehan J, Abbassy M, Barnett M, Mathieu D, Kondziolka D, Lunsford LD. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Jugular Foramen Schwannomas: An International Multicenter Study. In: Oral Presentations 2016 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting Chicago, IL  April 30-May 4, 2016. J Neurosurg. 2016 Apr;124(4):A1146-209. doi:10.3171/2016.4.JNS.AANS2016abstracts.
  14. Meola A, Golby A.J. Comment on: “Emerging Applications of Therapeutic Ultrasound in Neuro-Oncology: Moving Beyond Tumor Ablation” Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27552589
  15. Meola A. “Letter to the Editor” Brain Inj. 2016 Oct 14:1-2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27740866
  16. Horn A, Kipp L, Meola A, Kuhn A, Leitner C. “Stroke mimicking thalamotomy - cessation of tremor
  17. following ventrolateral thalamic ischemia” Neurology. 2016 Oct 25;87(17):e208-e209
  18. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000003263, . PMID: 27777349
  19. Sharma M, Bennett EE, Rahmathulla G, Chao ST, Koech HK, Gregory SN, Emch T, Magnelli A, Meola A, Suh JH, Angelov L “Impact of Cervico-thoracic region Stereotactic Spine Radiosurgery on adjacent Organs-At-Risk (OARs)” Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Jan;42(1):E14. doi: 10.3171/2016.10.FOCUS16364, PMID: 28041323
  20. O’Donnell LJ, Suter Y, Rigolo L, Kahali P, Zhang F, Norton I, Albi A, Olubiyi O, Meola A, Essayed WI, Unadkat P, AC Pelin, Wells WM, Rathi Y, Westin CF, Golby AJ. “Automated White Matter Fiber Tract Identification in Patients with Brain Tumors” Neuroimage Clin. 2016 Nov 25;13:138-153. eCollection 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2016.11.023, PMID: 27981029.
  21. Cutolo F, Meola A, Carbone M, Sinceri S, Cagnazzo F, Denaro E, Esposito N, Ferrari M, Ferrari V. “A New Head-mounted Display-based Augmented Reality System in Neurosurgical Oncology: a Study on Phantom”. Comput Assist Surg (Abingdon). 2017 Dec;22(1):39-53. doi:10.1080/24699322.2017.1358400. PMID:28754068
  22. Kano H; Meola A, Yang HC, Martinez-Alvarez R, Martinez-Moreno N, Sheehan J, Abbassy M, Barnett M,Mathieu D, Kondziolka D, Lunsford LD. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Jugular Foramen Schwannomas: An International Multicenter Study”. Accepted on Journal of Neurosurgery.