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Dr. Tene Cage is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Stanford University. She received a B.A. degree from Harvard University and graduated with cum laude honors. She then went on to complete her medical school education and Neurological Surgery residency training at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. She also has completed a Neurotrauma fellowship at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital with Geoff Manley, MD, PhD where she received specialized training in caring for patients after traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. She has been a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society since 2010. During residency, she was awarded the Exceptional Physician Award from UCSF Medical Center and the Howard Nafzigger Award from the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery for outstanding patient care.Dr. Cage has comprehensive neurosurgical training in treating traumatic brain injury, traumatic spine injury, degenerative and oncologic spine disorders, as well as extra-axial and intra-axial brain tumors. Her research interest focuses on working towards eliminating health disparities in neurosurgical outcomes. She specifically focuses on understanding the association between socioeconomic and demographic characteristics and patient outcomes following traumatic brain injury. Dr. Cage has authored over 30 research articles and has received grants to support her research including the UCSF Genentech Foundation Research Fellow Award and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow Award. Her research has been recognized with the Lucien J. Rubenstein Memorial Award from the American Brain Tumor Association, the Young Investigator Award from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and the Best Basic Science Research Paper Award from UCSF Neurological Surgery residency program.She is also dedicated to and passionate about student and resident mentorship and training.
Dr. Cage's research interest is in working towards eliminating health disparities in neurosurgical outcomes. She specifically focuses on understanding the association between socioeconomic and demographic characteristics and patient outcomes following traumatic brain injury.