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

3-Year-Old Boy Treated for Moyamoya at Stanford after Months of Misdiagnosis

Cash Lee was misdiagnosed after suffering two strokes and endured months of unnecessary medical treatment. With the help of virtual reality, Stanford neurosurgeon Dr. Gary Steinberg, correctly diagnosed and treated Lee .


Lower Back or Leg Pain? Waiting Before Imaging Could Save Millions

A new Stanford study led by neurosurgeon Dr. John Ratliff has found that patients with lower back pain undergo imaging unnecessarily and it's costing us half a billion dollars annually.


Former 49er Steve Young Addresses Head Injury at Stanford Concussion Summit

Former San Francisco quarterback and Hall of Famer Steve Young attended the Stanford Sports Concussion Summit to share stories from the football field, his concussions and the medical decisions that followed.


Featured Event

May May 18 Sat 2019

Pituitary Patient Education Day

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel

The Stanford Pituitary Center invites patients with pituitary disease, their family and friends to Stanford's Pituitary Patient Education Day! 

Women Of Stanford Neurosurgery

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

Stanford Neuroscience

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