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

Shocking the Brain to Treat the Stomach

A new clinical trial led by Dr. Casey Halpern, will zap the brain’s reward center to help people who struggle with obesity and binge eating.


Tomorrow's Surgeons Are Learning Through Virtual Reality

Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center manager, Malie K. Collins discusses how virtual reality is being used at Stanford's Neurosurgery Department.


Concussion Advice for Young Athletes

In preparation for summer sports, pedaitric neurosurgeon, Dr. Gerald Grant, discusses concussion prevention and treatment for kids and parents. 


Featured Event

Aug August 15 - 17 Thu-Sat 2019

Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery: Hands-On Course

Dissesction Lab, Milpitas, CA

Hosted by Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD, FACS, Peter H. Hwang, MD, and Zara M. Patel, MD

Aug August 24 Sat 2019

Acoustic Neuroma Association Patient Education Day at Stanford

Arriallaga Alumni Center, Stanford

Hosted by the Stanford Departments of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology.

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.