Stanford Pituitary Center

The Preeminent Center for Pituitary Disorders

Our Center is led by internationally renowned pituitary and skull base surgeon, Surgical Director Dr. Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, and world authority in pituitary endocrinology, Medical Director Dr. Laurence Katznelson, to establish the preeminent center for pituitary disorders. Our team includes Stanford experts from a variety of disciplines, including neurology, ENT, and neuroradiology. We offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and streamlined care for the evaluation and treatment of pituitary tumors and other neuroendocrine disorders, including: acromegaly, prolactinomas, Cushing's syndrome, nonfunctioning pituitary tumors, craniopharygiomas and disorders of the pituitary and hypothalamic region that lead to growth hormone deficiency or adrenal, thyroid, ovarian, or testicular deficiency.

We are committed to providing our patients precise diagnosis and treatment, safe, gentle and accurate surgery, and a compassionate team approach. 

Featured Video

Pituitary Surgery Simulation

Dr. Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda narrates this simulation demonstrating the endoscopic endonasal approach to pituitary tumor removal.


The medical pituitary and neuroendocrine clinical programs at Stanford, led by Dr. Laurence Katznelson, bring together knowledge and expertise in clinical research and teaching applications to treatment of neuroendocrine diseases. Our endocrinologists and neurosurgeons collaborate in multidisciplinary management of patients, and are experienced in the most advanced diagnostic strategies and directed medical, neurosurgical or radiation options for patients with pituitary tumors.


Our surgical team, led by Dr. Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, provides patients the latest surgical techniques for pituitary tumor removal and remission. Dr. Fernandez-Miranda is an internationally renowned surgical innovator and pioneer in endocscopic endonasal surgery for complex pituitary tumors, who emphasizes accurate, safe, and gentle surgery. 


Our clinical program is aimed at integration of care - not only under one roof, but in the same room. This multidisciplinary approach allows for total care, from initial triage through surgical intervention and post-operative follow-up. Our multi-disciplinary team includes expert neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, otolaryngologists, ophthalmologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and nurse practitioners. 


The pituitary and neuroendocrine clinical programs at Stanford bring together knowledge and expertise in both clinical research and teaching applications to treatment of neuroendocrine diseases. Our expert physicians and surgeons are also researchers, offering the latest clinical trials, and conducting cutting-edge research using state-of-the-art technologies.

Special Event: Pituitary Patient Education Day

The Stanford Pituitary Center hosted a Pituitary Patient Education Day this past May. If you missed the event, you can still see the Day's expert  presentations here:

Watch Presentations