The Stanford Skull Base Surgery Team

Our Skull Base team is made of Stanford Medicine's best surgeons across all disciplines related to skull base treatment, surgery, and recovery.

Anterior/Endoscopic Skull Base Surgeons

Zara M. Patel, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Co-Director of Clinical Instructorship in Rhinology & Advanced Sinus Surgery

Peter H. Hwang, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Vice Chair
Chief of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Jayakar V. Nayak, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Co-Director of Clinical Instructorship in Rhinology & Advanced Sinus Surgery

Lateral Skull Base Surgeons

Nikolas H. Blevins, MD
Larry and Sharon Malcolmson Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery  and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Chief of Otology & Neurotology

Robert K. Jackler, MD
Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery  and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and Surgery

Peter Luke Santa Maria, MBBS, PhD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Jennifer Christy Alyono, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery
Residency Program Associate Director

Neurosurgeons

Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD, FACS
Professor & Division Chief of Skull Base Surgery, Neurosurgery

Steven D. Chang, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery

Gordon Li, MD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Michael Lim, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Melanie Hayden-Gephart, MD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Robert Dodd, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery and Radiology

Pediatric Neurosurgeons

Kelly Mahaney, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Head and Neck Surgeons

Vasu Divi, MD 
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery 
Chair (2021-present)
(Quality, Patient Safety, and Effectiveness Committee, Stanford Health Care)
Medical Director of Quality (2021-present)
(Stanford Cancer Center)
Director of the Head & Neck Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Program
Fellowship Director of Head & Neck Surgery

Oculoplastic Surgeons

Andrea Kossler, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Neuro-ophthalmologists

Y. Joyce Liao, MD, PhD
Associatie Professor, Ophthalmology and Neurology

Shannon Beres, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences and Ophthalmology

Heather E. Moss, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Neurology

Endocrinologists

Laurence Katznelson, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery and Medicine

Andrew R. Hoffman, MD
Professor, Medicine

Neuroradiologists

Nancy Fischbein
Professor, Radiology

   

Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD, FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery, Medicine & ORL/Head-Neck
Chief, Skull Base and Pituitary Division
Stanford Medicine

drjfm@stanford.edu

   

Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD, FACS

Surgical Director of Stanford Skull Base and Pituitary Centers

#1 Neurosurgeon Expert in Skull Base Surgery — US Pacific Zone*
Top 5 Neurosurgeon Expert in Skull Base Worldwide

#1 Neurosurgeon Expert on Skull Base Tumors — US Pacific Zone*
Top 3 Neurosurgeon Expert on Skull Base Tumors Worldwide


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