A Great Neuroradiologist and friend has left us!

Professor Pierre Lasjaunias died July 1st 2008 of a heart attack. He would have turned 60 this summer.

Pierre Lasjaunias was professor of neuroradiology at the Université Paris Sud with clinical affiliation to the Hopital Bicêtre in Paris. He was Head of Division of Neurosciences at the hospital and over the years has been known as an extraordinary researcher. With his background as an anatomist he made the cerebral vascular system and the treatment of neurovascular diseases his great interest. He was the co-author of the authoritative handbook on that subject and Editor-in-Chief of ‘Interventional Neuroradiology’.

His great passion was teaching. He was extremely loyal to all his pupils and trainees who, regardless of their level of knowledge or training, all adored him. He was involved in all teaching from basic anatomy to advanced neurointerventional training. He was one of this world’s very best and most skilled neurointerventional neuroradiologists and practiced all around the world.

Pierre Lasjaunias dedicated his whole professional life to the development of the specialty neuroradiology, its recognition worldwide and acceptance as a highly-demanding specialty. He gave Neuroradiology structure and an image. He was active for many years with great enthusiasm and energy in the Board of the European Society of Neuroradiology, holding among other posts that of President of the Society and most recently President of the European Board of Neuroradiology.

European Neuroradiology is deeply indebted to Pierre Lasjaunias and greatly saddened by the loss of its promoter and friend.

European Society of Neuroradiology July 2008