Dr. Charbel is internationally recognized for his research and clinical expertise in the area of stroke, cerebrovascular disorders, cerebral blood-flow metabolism, and complex cerebral tumors. He is active in developing medical devices, and his work has resulted in multiple innovations. He is the winner of prestigious awards such as the 2006 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards: Medical Devices Runner-up and 2002 Inventor of the Year, University of Illinois at Chicago, and was named a Top Surgeon, America’s Top Surgeons, Consumers’ Research Council of America. He is the developer and coinventor of the Charbel Micro-Flow Probe®, Transonic Systems, Inc. and of the NOVA® system VasSol, Inc. He currently holds six patents and has produced over 200 scientific presentations and over 150 publications.