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 Medicine's 1:2:1 Podcast features Neurosurgeon Dr. Odette Harris
Stanford Professor of Neurosurgery, Dr. Odette Harris, sat down for a special Stanford Medicine 1:2:1 podcast, to talk about her experiences as a minority in her field and what inspired her to become a neurosurgeon.
Professor of Neurosurgery Receives Stanford School of Medicine Outstanding Honor
Theo Palmer, PhD, professor of neurosurgery, received the 2018 Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Service. This award recognizes faculty who make distinguished contributions towards enhancing the quality of training and the experiences of graduate students in the biosciences at Stanford.
Stanford Researcher Receives Prestigious McKnight Foundation Award
Stanford Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Brad Zuchero, PhD, received the 2018 McKnight Foundation Neuroscience Scholar Award. The Award is given to young scientists whose work has significant clinical implications.
Local Brain Injury Support Group Responds to Unmet Need
Stanford Synapse, a student-run group, provides on-campus support and advocacy for people who've suffered from brain injuries, during recovery and in dealing with challenges of life after brain injury.
Stanford Neurosurgery Postdoc Creates New Site to Simplify Science
In an effort to make science more accesible for all, Stanford Neurosurgery postoctoral researcher, Vinita Bharat, has created a new website that uses illustrations and humor to simplify complex scientific ideas.
Jun June 30 Sat 2018
Stanford Moyamoya Center Annual Picnic
Mitchell Park, Palo Alto
A special gathering of Moyamoya patients and the Stanford Moyamoya team.
Jul July 10 Tue 2018
Webinar: Radiation Treatment for Brain Tumors
Online, 1:00PM - 2:00PM CST
Stanford Neurosurgeon, Dr. Steven Chang, will present on the topic of "Whole Brain Radiation vs. Stereotactic Radiosurgery." This event is hosted by the American Brain Tumor Association.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive care and treatment for neurological conditions.