Keith Quattrocchi MD, PhD, FACS

Keith Quattrocchi MD, PhD, FACS

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

 

 





Dr. Quattrocchi’s clinical practice is focused on adult neurosurgery, including complex neuro-navigational techniques for both spine and intracranial surgery, instrumented spine surgery for the treatment of degenerative or traumatic spine disorders, and the treatment of adult brain and spinal cord tumors. He is Board Certified in Neurological Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and is currently practicing neurosurgery in Marin County, in association with Marin General Hospital and UCSF.


While completing his neurosurgical training at UC Davis, Dr. Quattrocchi was also awarded a PhD in Immunology, with a focus on immunological changes following head injury and tumor immunology as it relates to malignant brain tumors. While at the University of North Carolina, he was the primary investigator for the first human study in the use of tumor infiltrating lymphocyte immunotherapy for the treatment of malignant brain tumors. These and other findings were published in nationally recognized journals, including the Journal of Neuro-Oncology and Neurosurgery. He was later the Director of the Neuroscience and Spine Center at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Maine, where he was responsible for the integration of brain tumor oncology protocols, the treatment of acute stroke, and the use of neuro-navigational systems in the treatment of spinal disease and adult brain tumors. He has also worked in private practice for over 15 years, treating adult degenerative spinal disorders and malignant brain tumors. This diversity of experience, in both private and academic practice, makes him uniquely suited to provide care at Marin General Hospital in affiliation with UCSF.

Education, Training, and Previous Positions

1978: BS in Biochemistry and Psychology at UC Berkeley
1985: MD, George Washington University
1992: PhD, UC Davis School of Medicine
1986-1993: Residency in Neurological Surgery at UC Davis
1993: Director for Neuro-Oncology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1993: Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1993: KM and VL Weatherspoon Endowed Professorship in Neurosurgery, U.N.C., Chapel Hill
1995: New England Neurosurgery in Lewiston, Maine
1995: Director of the Neuroscience and Spine Center at Saint Mary’s Medical Center, Lewiston, Maine
2006: Neurosurgical Associates Medical Group, Fresno, California

Selected Professional Memberships and Appointments

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
North American Spine Society

Selected Honors and Awards

1978: UC Berkeley: Honors Research Program
1982: Lamport Biomedical Research Award, George Washington University
1982: William Beaumont Medical Honor Society, George Washington University
1998: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, George Washington University
1993: KM and VL Weatherspoon Endowed Professorship in Neurosurgery, U.N.C., Chapel Hill

Selected Recent Publications

Weaver KD, Branch CA, Hernandez L, Miller CH, Quattrocchi KB. Effect of leukocyte-endothelial adhesion antagonism on neutrophil migration and neurological outcome after cortical trauma. Journal of Trauma 2000;48(6):1081-1090.

Quattrocchi KB, Miller CH, Cush S, Bernard S, Dull S, M Smith, S Gudeman, MA Varia. Pilot study of local autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes for the treatment of recurrent malignant gliomas. J Neuro-Oncology 1999;45(2):141-157.

Vos JM, Quattrocchi KB, Wendelburg BJ: EBV Vectors. General characteristics and potential for gene therapy in the central nervous system. Chapter submission to : Gene Therapy for Neurological Disorders, editors: Breakfield and A Chiocca, Humana Press, 1997

Smith MM, Thompson JE, Castillo M, Cush S, Mukherji SK, Miller CH, Quattrocchi KB. MR of recurrent high grade astrocytomas after intralesional immunotherapy. AJNR 1996;17:1065-1071.