Our Team
 

  • Aldo F. Berti, M.D., FACS, FAAP
     

    Dr. Berti is a Board-Certified (ABNS) neurosurgeon who is proficient in adult and pediatric neurological surgery. He specializes in minimally-invasive and complex spine surgery, brain tumors, spine tumors, and stereotactic radiosurgery for brain and spine tumors, arteriovenous malformations, and trigeminal neuralgia. He is experienced in neuromodulation therapies for the control of intractable, chronic pain, and has been a pioneer in the use of CyberKnife and GammaKnife technologies in Florida and abroad.

    Dr. Berti was born in Lima, Peru, and received his medical degree at the National University of San Marcos’ San Fernando School of Medicine. Founded in May 12, 1551, it is the oldest officially established university in the Americas, and one of the oldest universities in the world. Dr. Berti was trained as a pediatric neurosurgeon in Peru by Dr. Manuel Pizarro, and then moved to the United States in 1974 to complete his neurosurgical internship year at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He completed his neurosurgery residency program at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, FL under the chairmanship of Dr. Hubert L. Rosomoff. He was appointed Chief Resident in his final year of residency.

    Following his training, Dr. Berti joined the medical staff of Cedars Medical Center and opened the Miami Neurosurgical Center in 1981. Dr. Berti was appointed Vice Chairman of Surgery at Cedars from 1997 to 1998 and Chairman of Surgery from 1998 to 2000. He was also appointed Chairman of the Operating Room Committee for Miami Children’s Hospital in 1985, among other hospital administrative duties, all the while maintaining a healthy private practice.

    Dr. Berti also operates in Lima, Peru, where he founded and directs the “Instituto de Neurocirugía, Neurología y Rehabilitación” (INNER), his clinic and rehabilitation center, and the “Instituto de Radiocirugía del Pacífico” (IRP).

    Radiosurgical and Non-invasive Specialty:
    Dr. Berti has been practicing Gamma Knife surgery since 1994. He was the pioneer of CyberKnife technology in Florida, assisting in the opening of CyberKnife Center of Miami in 2003. He helped Mercy Hospital establish its CyberKnife Institute in 2010 and has been its Medical Director since it opened its doors. He has performed over 2,800 radiosurgeries on patients with brain tumors, spine tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and continues to stay on the forefront of this emerging field.

    He is proud to be the pioneer of radiosurgery in Lima, Peru, installing the first radiosurgical unit in June of 2003. He is the founder of the Instituto Radiocirugía del Pacífico (IRP), which performs Stereo Knife techniques for most of the country. He maintains international ties with INNER, where he practices his philosophy of prevention and minimally-invasive procedures and emphasizes rehabilitation for his patients with holistic, well-rounded treatments as inspired by the philosophy of his mentor, Dr. H. L. Rosomoff.

 

Dr. Robert Jacobson graduated from Pennsylvania State University and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in a 5-year combined BS/MD program. Subsequently, he did his internship and residency in Neurological Surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and at the University of Miami and remained as instructor and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami, School of Medicine. In addition, he attended the University of Miami Law School and Executive MBA program.

 Dr. Jacobson continued a full neurosurgical practice for over 20 years, specializing in spinal surgery and stereotactic brain surgery. He was also one of the early developers of percutaneous spinal procedures and holds four patents on surgical instruments.

 

Dr. Wu is Associate Professor and Chief of the Medical Physics Division in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

He graduated from the University of Miami with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and has an undergraduate degree in Physics from Xiamen University in the People’s Republic of China. Dr. Wu is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Physics and in 2000 received a U.S. patent for Iso-Energetic Intensity Modulator for Therapeutic Electron Beams. He is a frequent lecturer on medical physics throughout the United States and has authored and co-authored numerous monographs, peer-reviewed journals and abstracts.

 

 

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