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

Dr. Gary Steinberg Receives 2017 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award

The Smithsonian Institution's 2017 American Ingenuity Award for Life Sciences has been awarded to Stanford Department of Neurosurgery's Chairman, Dr. Gary K. Steinberg. 

More from The Smithsonian:

A Neurosurgeon’s Remarkable Plan to Treat Stroke Victims With Stem Cells - Read Article

Smithsonian Ingenuity Video Watch Video

Smithsonian Magazine Facebook Live Presentation - Watch Video


Stanford Neurosurgeon Seeking People with Brain Injury for New Trial

Stanford Neurosurgeon, Dr. Jaimie Henderson, is now recruiting people with traumatic brain injury for a new clinical trial, to test the safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulation to improve the quality of life of those with brain trauma.


Virtual Reality Allows Patients to Preview Their Own Surgery

Voice of America showcases how one Stanford Neurosurgery patient, and her doctors, prepared for her surgery to treat an aneurysm, using Stanford's Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center. 


Stanford Pediatric Neurosurgeon Researching Use of Focused Ultrasound to Shrink Tumors

After a team at Stanford successfully used high-intensity focused ultrasound to shrink a desmoid tumor on a 3-year-old's forearm, pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Gerald Grant, is collaborating with the team to see if the technique can be applied to treating neurological conditions in children.

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 Neurosurgery Ranked Among Top In U.S.

In 2017-2018 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 Neuroscience

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