Dr. Gonzalo I. Hidalgo


He was born in Concepcion, Chile where he attended Sacred Heart School, graduating as Valedictorian. He continued his studies in internal medicine at the University of Concepcion after graduating from medical school Cum Laude.

Dr. Hidalgo did clinical research in stroke and dementia at LSU in New Orleans. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Boston and completed his residency in Neurology with additional training in electromyography and nerve conduction studies at LSU New Orleans under the tutelage of several renowned professors including Dr. Austin Summer and Dr. David Kline. Further training in neurosonology and stroke under Dr. Andrei Alexandrov was completed at the University of Texas in Houston. He became board certified immediately after graduation with the American Academy of Psychiatry & Neurology and specializes in general neurology with interests in EMG, spasticity and neuroimaging.

He is an active member of the American Society of Neuroimaging and The American Academy of Neurology. In fact, he is the only physician in the area that is certified in neurosonology by the American Society of Neuroimaging. Memberships include: member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and council member of The American Stroke Association.

Dr. Hidalgo has served as an international speaker for several topics on different occasions. He has been an active investigator in various clinical trials for the past few years including the CREATE PAS, Capture 2 and Choice studies involving carotid stenting. In addition, he serves as an Assistant Professor of Neurology for LSUHSC in Shreveport