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

Stanford Neurosurgeon Honored with UCSD 40 Under 40 Alumni Award

Stanford neurosurgeon, Dr. Melanie Hayden Gephart, will receive UC San Diego's 2018 40 Under 40 Healer Award, a recognition given to outstanding alumni who have brought honor and distinction to the university.

Stanford Neurosurgeons Present and Receive Awards at AANS Annual Meeting

Several Stanford Faculty and Residents are presenting this week in New Orleans at the Annual AANS Scientific Meeting, where Drs. Donald J. Prolo and John R. Adler received prestigious honors for their pioneering work in neurosurgery.

Stanford Researcher Perfecting Electronic-Brain Communication 

The work of Stanford Professor of Neurosurgery, E.J. Chichilnisky, PhD, on rebuilding the retina with electronics, is highlighted in this German Television piece about the future of brain-computer interface. 

Medical Team Combines Surgery and Cyberknife to Tackle Brain Tumors

A Stanford medical team, including neurosurgeon Dr. Melanie Hayden Gephart, created an individualized and successful treatment plan for patient who battled both stage-4 lung cancer and subsequent brain tumors.

Featured Events

Jun June 08 Fri 2018

Stanford Neuroscience Forum

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
7:00AM - 2:00PM

This exciting and thought-provoking annual event highlights research accomplishments of residents, fellows, medical students, trainees and post-graduates in the neurosciences and related fields.

Jun June 30 Sat 2018

Stanford Moyamoya Center Annual Picnic

Mitchell Park, Palo Alto

A special gathering of Moyamoya patients and the Stanford Moyamoya team.

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.