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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


  • Neurosurgeon

  • Endovascular Neurosurgeon


  • Brazilian Board Certification in Neurosurgery

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.


  • English
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Lyerly Neurosurgery

800 Prudential Drive - Suite 1100
Jacksonville, FL 32207

904.388.6518 904.384.1005

Other Office

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center

1301 Palm Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Other Office

Brain and Spine Tumor Center

1301 Palm Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine - Medical School

    Federal University of Parana - Curitiba

    1991 – 1997

  • Internship

    Hospital de Clinicas - Brazil

    1995 – 1997

  • Residency

    Hospital Nossa Senhora das Gracas - Curitiba, Parana

    1997 – 2001




  • Master of Science - University

    Universidade Federal do Parana - Brazil

    2001 – 2002

  • Fellowship

    State University of New York at Buffalo - Buffalo , NY

    2003 – 2004

  • Fellowship

    Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Phoenix , AZ

    2006 – 2007