Dr. Tharin is a fellowship-trained Spinal Neurosurgeon with particular interests in cervical spondylotic myelopathy, spondylolisthesis, degenerative deformity, and tailored approaches to the treatment of spine tumors. She offers cutting edge and minimally invasive technologies including XLIF, percutaneous spinal instrumentation, and intraoperative image-guidance. She considers it her tremendous privilege to care for veterans. 

Multidisciplinary Spine Care at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System 

At the VA Palo Alto, we offer the full spectrum of Spine Care services including Physiatry, Pain Management, Physical Therapy, Neurology, Neuroradiology, and Spine Surgery. Dr. Tharin has recently brought these together under one roof in the Multidisciplinary Spine Clinic, where patients may receive consultations from Physiatry, Pain management, Physical Therapy, and Spinal Neurosurgery all in the course of one visit, eliminating the extra wait and travel that can be associated with multiple referrals. We treat spinal disease, deformity, and trauma in every part of the spine.


Dr. Tharin also offers veterans, at Stanford, cyberknife treatment of tumors of the brain and spine, either in conjunction with surgical treatment or as an alternative, depending on the best treatment option for the individual patient.