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.

Stanford Neurosurgery News

Stanford Neurosurgery Resident Develops New Model for Personalized Glioblastoma Therapy

Resident Dr. Jonathon J. Parker, in collaboration with researchers at the Inova Neuroscience Institute, has developed a new model system that has potential to provide a new platform to personlize therapy and predict which medications glioblastoma tumors will respond to. 


Stanford Neurosurgeon Believes There's Hope for McCain and Other GBM Patients

Stanford Neurosurgeon, Dr. Anand Veeravagu, discusses his experiences treating patients diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, and why he believes Senator John McCain can outlast the worst of the prognoses.


Virtual Reality Helps Surgeons, Reassures Patients

Stanford Neurosurgery is using a new virtual reality system to help surgeons prepare for complex surgeries and improve patients experience


Women Of Stanford Neurosurgery

Meet our women physicians and scientists and read about their experiences as females in science and medicine, in this unique new Q&A series.

Stanford Neuroscience

Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive care and treatment for neurological conditions.