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 Study Finds Specific set of Nerve Cells Controls Seizures’ Spread through Brain

The results of a new study identifying a specific set of cells that control temporal lobe epileptic seizures, could lead to more effective therapies for people with this common type of epilepsy.


Tad and Dianne Taube Gift $14.5 Million to Launch Youth Addiction and Children’s Concussion Initiatives

A portion of the Taube's gift will go toward concussion education, care, and research, led by Stanford pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Gerald Grant. 


A Look Into the Causes of Epilepsy with a Stanford Neuroscientist

Scope Blog highlights ongoing research on epilepsy emerging from the lab of John Huguenard, PhD, professor of neurology and of neurosurgery. 


Stanford-led clinical trial shows broader benefits of acute-stroke therapy

In a multicenter study led by Stanford researchers, the number of stroke patients who died or required confinement to nursing homes was nearly cut in half, the biggest improvement seen in any stroke-related trial to date.

Featured Events

Mar March 08 Thu 2018

Brain Tumor Lab Tour

Lorey I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building, Stanford

Tour two of Stanford's cutting-edge research laboratories, and meet some of our leading brain tumor scientists.

Mar March 24 Sat 2018

Facial Pain Regional Conference

McCaw Hall, Arrilaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA

Hosted at Stanford, the 2018 FPA Regional Conference brings together patients, caregivers, and experts in the field of chronic facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia. 


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 Neuroscience

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