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

Pursuing Parity

In latest issue of Stanford Medicine Magazine, Stanford neurosurgeon, Dr. Odette Harris, and a group of female faculty, discuss how they are using data to make the case for gender equality in academic medicine.


California Declares May 6 Moyamoya Disease Awareness Day

The California Assembly and Senate passed ACR-73, a resolution declaring May 6, 2017 the first Moyamoya Disease Awareness Day in California.

Stanford Women Neurosurgeons Join the New Yorker OR Cover Challenge

Joining women surgeons from around the world, Stanford Neurosurgery's women surgeons joined a challenge launched by The New Yorker to replicate the cover art of their 2017  Health, Medicine & the Body issue. The aim of the challenge is to bring visibility to the women and other minority groups working in a traditionally white, male-dominated field. The challenge took the social media world by storm using the hashtags #NYerORCoverChallenge and #ILookLikeASurgeon.

Congratulations to Dr. Gary K. Steinberg, selected by the Society of Neurological Surgeons as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious RICHARD WINN, M.D. PRIZE, for his outstanding and longstanding scholarly contributions to the field of neurosurgery. The international award recognizes those with an outstanding and continuous commitment to research in the neurosciences by a neurological surgeon. This award is the highest honor the Society of Neurological Surgeons can bestow on a neurosurgeon. The Society is the oldest neurological society in the world, founded in 1920 by Harvey Cushing, and 10 of his neurosurgical colleagues. 

Stanford Neuroscience

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