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 Neurosurgeon Performs 1st Procedure Using Renaissance Robot to Treat Epilepsy

Stanford Neurosurgeon, Dr. Casey Halpern, has completed the first procedure using Mazor Robotics Renaissance guidance to treat epilepsy.


Stanford Neurosurgeon Creates Compassion Training Program to Combat Physician Burnout

In an effort to combat physician burnout, medical centers around the country, including Stanford, have begun offering compassion and meditation training for doctors, and patients.


Stanford Neurosurgery Ranked Among Top in the U.S.

In the latest U.S. News & World Report, Stanford Hospital ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the country, and nationally ranked in 13 adult specialties including neurology & neurosurgery.


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. 


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.