Grant Gauger MD


Clinical Professor Emeritus of Neurological Surgery


Formerly Chief of Neurological Surgery at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, California and formerly Acting Chief of Neurological Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital, Dr. Gauger has extensive expertise in the treatment of brain and spinal cord injury and neurological trauma.

Education, Training, and Previous Positions

1957: BS, University of Washington
1960: MD, University of Washington School of Medicine
1960-1961: Internship, Deaconess Hospital, Spokane, Washington
1967-1968: Residency in Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine
1968-1969: Resident in Neurology (Neurology Training Fellowship), University of Washington
1969-1974: Resident in Neurological Surgery, UCSF
1972-1973: National Cancer Institute Clinical Fellowship
1972: Fellow, Cardiovascular Research Institute, School of Medicine, UCSF
1974-1985: Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, UCSF
1974-present: Member, Biomedical Group, Division of Biology and Medicine, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
1974-1992: Chief, Division of Neurological Surgery, Highland General Hospital, Oakland, California
1993-2001: Acting Chief, Neurological Surgery Service, San Francisco General Hospital

Selected Professional Memberships and Appointments

Alameda Contra Costa Medical Association
San Francisco Neurological Society (Past President)
California Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Board of Neurological Surgery (Diplomate)
California Academy of Medicine
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, Inc. (ASAIO)
American College of Surgeons
Bay Area Heavy Ion Association
Federation of Western Societies of Neurological Science (Past Chairman)
East Bay Surgical Society, Northern California
North Pacific Society of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Society of Neurosurgical Anaesthesia and Neurological Supportive Care
West Coast History of Science Society
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
California Transplant Donor Network (CTDN) (Member, Board of Directors 1990 Ð 1993)
Western Neurosurgical Society
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery (FIENS)
Life Sciences Division, International Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
American Ophthalmic History Society (Cogan Society)
Advisory Committee, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

Selected Honors and Awards

1974: Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Highland General Hospital, Oakland, California
1975: Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Highland General Hospital, Oakland, California
1993: Teacher of the Year, by Residents, Neurological Surgery, UCSF
1999: Chief Residents' Award for Training, Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

Selected Recent Publications

Berson AM, Castro JR, Petti P, Phillips TL, Gauger GE, Gutin P, Collier JM, Henderson SD, Baken K. Charged particle irradiation of chordoma and chondrosarcoma of the base of skull and cervical spine: the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1988;15(3):559-65.
Gauger, GE. Brain Death and Organ Donation. In Andrews BA (ed): Neurosurgical Intensive Care. McGraw Hill, 1993, pp. 427-433.
Gauger, GE. Brain Death and Organ Donation. In Neurosurgical Intensive Care (2nd ed). In Press.
Gauger, GE. Brain Death. In Loftus C, and Batjer H (eds): Neurological Surgery. In press.
Gauger GE. Head Injury. In Callaham ML (ed): Current Practice of Emergency Medicine (2nd ed). B.C. Decker, Philadelphia, 1991, pp. 131-136.
Nowakowski VA, Castro JR, Petti PL, Collier JM, Daftari I, Ahn D, Gauger G, Gutin P, Linstadt DE, Phillips TL. Charged particle radiotherapy of paraspinal tumors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1992;22(2):295-303.
Pointer JE, Gauger GE, Kwok PH, Simon B, Smith ME, Van Meter SW, Walker BK. Safety of axial traction. Ann Emerg Med. 1989;18(4):428-9.