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

Waterloo Woman Survives Complications of Rare Disease

An Iowa woman, Anna Smith suffered multiple strokes caused by Moyamoya, and was flown to Stanford for two brain surgeries performed by Dr. Gary Steinberg. Her experience has inspired her to fundraise and increase stroke and Moyamoya awareness. 


Stanford Resident Selected by CSNS a 2019-2020 Fellow

The Council of State Neurological Societies has selected PGY-5 resident, Dr. Eric Sussman, a 2019-2020 CSNS Socioeconomic Fellow. The Fellowship trains residents to gain competence in, and understanding on the full spectrum of socioeconomic issues impacting neurosurgery.


Stanford Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Selected a 2019 Beckman Young Investigator

Brad Zuchero, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, was selected a 2019 Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. Dr. Zuchero's award will support his research project "Elucidating new roles of myelin in plasticity, learning, and disease."


Featured Event

Aug August 15 - 17 Thu-Sat 2019

Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery: Hands-On Course

Dissesction Lab, Milpitas, CA

Hosted by Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD, FACS, Peter H. Hwang, MD, and Zara M. Patel, MD

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.