Dr. Gabriel A. Vidal obtained his medical degree from Central del Caribe, SOM, in Puerto Rico - his native country. He went on to complete his internship at the Louisiana State University in New Orleans, where he also completed his neurology residency and served as chief resident. During Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Vidal was an active participant in the evacuation efforts, serving as a volunteer physician at a Red Cross Evacuation Center in Baton Rouge, LA. He completed his vascular neurology fellowship training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and his interventional neurology fellowship at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of special interest are vascular and interventional neurology, with an emphasis on acute treatment and secondary prevention of ischemic strokes as well as management of intracerebral hemorrhages and subarachnoid bleeds. He joined the Ochsner staff in 2009.
Dr. Vidal led the efforts that culminated with Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans being named the first certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in the Gulf South.