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

Dr. Gary Steinberg Receives 2017 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award

The Smithsonian Institution's 2017 American Ingenuity Award for Life Sciences has been awarded to Stanford Department of Neurosurgery's Chairman, Dr. Gary K. Steinberg. 


Artist Tokimonsta Regains Ability to Make Music After Two Brain Surgeries at Stanford

Music artist, Tokimonsta, underwent two brain surgeries at Stanford to treat Moyamoya. The artist is now sharing her story to shed light about the rare disease. 


Stanford Researchers Isolate Individual Glioblastoma Cells 

Using single-cell RNA sequencing, researchers in Dr. Melanie Hayden-Gephart's lab have isolated glioblastoma cells migrating within otherwise normal-appearing brain, and determined the genetic mechanisms used for migration.


Stanford Scientists Seek to Speak the Brain’s Language to Heal its Disease

The Stanford News Service takes a look at the latest advances in treating neurological diseases with brain-computer interfaces, highlighting the work of several faculty in Stanford's Department of Neurosurgery.


Stanford Neurosurgeon Publishes Updated Text on Chordomas

Stanford Neurosurgeon, Dr. Griffith Harsh, published a second edition of "Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine." The new text is considered the most comprehensive reference detailing the current state of the art of diagnosis and treatment for these tumors.

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 Neurosurgery Ranked Among Top In U.S.

In 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report, Stanford Hospital ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the country, and nationally ranked in 13 adult specialties including neurology & neurosurgery.

Stanford Neuroscience

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