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Ricardo Hanel, MD, PhD


Ricardo Hanel, MD, PhD, is known for his skill in treating acute stroke and cerebrovascular conditions with ground-breaking endovascular therapy that can be performed from inside the blood vessel. Dr. Hanel also has a special interest in neurosurgical research. His areas of expertise are:

  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Acute Stroke Intervention
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)
  • Arteriovenous Fistulas (AVF)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Skull Base Neurosurgery
  • Brain Tumors


From the doctor

My philosophy of care is centered on the patient, based on education, encouragement and understanding. I feel that it is important to educate my patients about their conditions and options, thus allowing them to make informed decisions. I take the time to engage my patients in their own care, and I firmly believe this helps them make better decisions.

I recognize the emotions associated with illness. When treating my patients, it is sometimes at their most frightening moment. The surgeries I perform can make an immediate and long-term difference in my patients' lives and the lives of their families. I love proving that what was once thought impossible can be done.

I believe that fast access to excellent care is critical for treatment of stroke and other cerebrovascular conditions, and that's why I enjoy being a part of the team at Lyerly Neurosurgery and Baptist Health.

Ages treated

  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Adolescent
  • Teen
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Other Office

Lyerly Neurosurgery

800 Prudential Drive - Suite 1100
Jacksonville, Fl 32207

Other Office

Brain & Spine Tumors

1301 Palm Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine

    Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil

    1991 – 1997

  • Internship

    Hospital de Clinicas, Brazil

    1995 – 1997

  • Residency

    Hospital Nossa Senhora da Gracas, Brazil

    1997 – 2001

  • Fellowship

    Barrow Neurological Institute St. Joseph's Hosp, Phoenix , AZ

    2006 – 2007

  • Master of Science

    Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil

    2001 – 2002

  • Fellowship

    State University of New York @ Buffalo, Buffalo , NY

    2001 – 2003