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 Neurosurgery Resident Featured in NREF Success Story

The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation featured Stanford Neurosurgery resident Dr. Arjun Pendharkar, and his developing career, as an exceptional example of the the NREF's fellowship program.


Virtual Reality Gets Real in the Operating Room

Fortune Magazine features Dr. Gary Steinberg's use of virtual reality to prepare for, and operate on a patient with an arteriovenous malformation. 


Neurosurgery Resident Featured in School of Medicine Blog

In this Stanford School of Medicine Scope blog post, neurosurgery resident Dr. Adela Wu writes about the importance of personalizing the informed consent process before a procedure.


Neuroscience Team Is Building A Virtual Hippocampus

A research team led by James R. Doty Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences, Ivan Soltesz, has successfully built a virtual model of sizable sections of the hippocampus, to better understand learning and memory.


People with Paralysis Equipped with Brain Implant Operate Computer Just by Thinking

In a new clinical trial, Stanford Neurosurgeons Dr. Jaimie Henderson and Paul Nuyujukian, PhD, demonstrate that people with paralysis who have been equiped with a brain implant can now write emails, watch videos, or shop online, just by thinking.


Featured Events

Jan January 25 Fri 2019

Maternal & Child Health Research Speaker Series

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center, Room # 101

Featuring Gerald Grant, MD, FACS, Professor Neurosurgery and, by Courtesy, of Neurology

Apr April 27 Sat 2019

Sports Concussion Summit

Save the Date! The first Stanford Sports Conucssion Summit organized by the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center will be held on April 27th in Kissick Auditorium at the Arrillaga Family Sports Center. 


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.