Leopold Arko IV, MD, MS, FAANS

Dr. Arko

Board-Certified Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Clinical Instructor, Central Michigan University School of Medicine.

Assistant Professor at Michigan State university

Assistant Professor at Wayne State

Pediatric Neurosurgeon in Detroit, MI


  • University of California- San Francisco, San Francisco, CA – Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2020
  • Boston Children’s Hospital- Boston, MA- Fellowship in Surgical and Interventional (endovascular) Approaches to Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease, 2019
  • Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY- Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Skull Base approached, 2018
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA –  Residency in Neurological Surgery, 2018
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM –  MD, 2011
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO –  MS, 2006
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM – BS, 2005

Clinical Interest

  • Vein of Galen
  • Brain tumors
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Vascular malformations
  • Angiography
  • Cerebrovascular disorders/moyamoya
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Chiari malformations
  • Endoscopic/minimally invasive brain surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Craniofacial/Craniosynostosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Spasticity

Research Interest

Dr. Arko’s research interests include treatment strategies for vein of Galen, epidemiology of moyamoya, device development for minimally invasive techniques, usage of 3-D printing/virtual reality in surgical planning, and techniques for minimizing radiation during endovascular procedures.

Specialized Techniques

  • Endovascular treatment of pediatric vascular disease
  • Endoscopic endonasal treatment of pituitary tumors/craniopharyngiomas
  • Treatment of vascular anomalies
  • Endoscopy/minimally-invasive brain surgery