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 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.


10Q Podcast Features Stanford Neurosurgeon's DBS Research

Stanford neurosurgeon, Dr. Casey Halpern, answers questions about his latest research on the use of Deep Brain Stimulation to treat impulsive and addictive behavior, on KCBS Radio's 10Q Podcast.

Featured Events

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. 

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.