Welcome to the Stanford Department of Neurosurgery
Comprised of 60 neurosurgeons and research faculty, and performing over 4000 neurosurgical operations covering the full spectrum of neurological conditions every year, we are consistently ranked among the best centers in the nation for neurosurgery. We are fortunate to have excellent facilities and the most technologically advanced equipment in the world to help us treat neurological diseases for both adult and pediatric patients. In addition, our hospitals offer the only Level 1 Trauma Center between San Francisco and San Jose, and our Stroke Center was the first in the nation to be certified as a comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. These certifications recognize our hospitals as having state-of-the-art equipment, infrastructure, staffing and training to diagnose and treat patients with the most severe and complex cases. Together, we are driving forward the most innovative technologies in neurosurgery – from cutting-edge neuroscience research and clinical trials to the widespread clinical implementation of our discoveries.
Brett’s cross-country bicycling trip from Santa Barbara to South Carolina ended abruptly, 1,000 miles short of its final destination. A fall, mid-trip, almost ended his life. After being transported to Stanford, Brett spent eight days in the ICU, where a team of trauma and brain injury specialists, including Dr. Odette Harris, managed his care and his recovery. This is Brett's story:
Stanford Neurosurgery News
New Study Links Autism to Zinc Deficiency
A new study co-authored by Stanford professor of neurosurgery, John Huguenard, finds zinc deficiency could potentially contribute to autism in children.
Stanford Neurosurgeon Publishes First Text Addressing Quality in Spine Care
Stanford Neurosurgeon and neurospine quality outcomes expert, Dr. John Ratliff, has published the first text that thoroughly addresses quality assessment and quality reporting in spine care across healthcare systems.
Surgery in Space: Medicine's Final Frontier
Sandip S. Panesar, MD, MSc, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neurosurgery, explores the unique alterations to human physiology and accompanying medical care needs that will likely be associated with future space travel.
Stanford Neurosurgeon Talks Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fograty Lecture
Stanford neurosurgeon and Cyberknife inventor, Dr. John R. Adler, spoke recently at the 20th Annual Fogarty Lecture where he shared stories with the audience about his life as both a doctor and entrepreneur.
Stanford Neurosurgery Research Professor's Biotech Company Sucessfully Closes Series A Financing
CuraSen Therapeutics, Inc., a Stanford originated Biotech founded by Dr. Mehrdad Shamloo in 2017, has successfully closed $54.4 million Series A Financing.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive care and treatment for neurological conditions.