Dr. Mateo Ziu is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with Seton Brain & Spine Institute and participates in the Institute's Comprehensive Brain & Spine Tumor Program. He received his medical degree from the University of Bari School of Medicine in Italy. Dr. Ziu completed his internship in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn, and his neurosurgery residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He also completed a research fellowship in anti-angiogenesis treatment of brain tumors at Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, affiliates of Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Ziu most recently practiced at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he completed its Neuro-Oncology Fellowship for the treatment of brain and spine tumors.
Dr. Ziu is the recipient of many honors and awards. He is an experienced clinical researcher and teacher, and he continues to inform the medical community through published peer review articles and speaking engagements at the national and international levels.
Dr. Ziu specializes in neurosurgical oncology, treating adults and children with primary and metastatic brain and spine tumors. He is trained in all aspects of evaluation and neurosurgical treatment of disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves including conditions such as skull base pathologies, traumatic and degenerative spine disease, traumatic brain injury, peripheral nerve disorders, epilepsy and microvascular decompression.