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

National MS Society Awards Stanford Researcher Prestigious Scholar Award

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has awarded Brad Zuchero, PhD, the prestigious Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar Award. The Award will fund 5 years of work focused on improving our understanding of the role actin cytoskeleton plays in controling myelination and remyelination. 

New Neuroanatomy Lab Bridges Virtual Reality, Operating Room

Stanford’s Department of Neurosurgery has a new anatomy lab next door to its virtual reality center. Together, the labs are a valuable resource for trainees and surgeons alike.

Brain Tumor Lab Tour

Scientists in Dr. Melanie Hayden-Gephart's lab and Dr. Gordon Li's lab,  guided guests through interactive stations, showing how research to better understand how brain tumors work, and how to stop them, is conducted. 

Latest Stanford Med Magazine Highlights Department Faculty

Stanford Medicine Magazine's Winter 2018 Issue, "Charting Medicine's Unknowns," features recent research by several Department of Neurosurgery faculty on a variety of topics, including stroke and Parkinson's disease.

Featured Events

Mar March 24 Sat 2018

Facial Pain Regional Conference

McCaw Hall, Arrilaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA

Hosted at Stanford, the 2018 FPA Regional Conference brings together patients, caregivers, and experts in the field of chronic facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia. 

Jun June 08 Fri 2018

Stanford Neuroscience Forum

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
7:00AM - 2:00PM

This exciting and thought-provoking annual event highlights research accomplishments of residents, fellows, medical students, trainees and post-graduates in the neurosciences and related fields.

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 Neuroscience

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