Jeffrey Yablon MD


Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery

Medical Director, UCSF Neurological Surgery Extension, Queen of the Valley Medical Center




Dr. Yablon is Director of Neurosurgery at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, CA. He brings twenty six years of neurosurgical practice and leadership to this new UCSF program. He has extensive experience treating brain and spinal cord tumors. He has special expertise in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, in addition to many years of experience in trauma neurosurgery. Dr. Yablon’s special areas of interest include normal pressure hydrocephalus, intracranial hemorrhagic disorders, Cyberknife radiosurgery for brain and spinal tumors, and syringomyelia.

Dr. Yablon's research experience focused on opening the blood-brain barrier for treatment of brain tumors with monoclonal antibodies. He brings a holistic approach to the treatment of every patient. His goal is to translate this holistic care to modern neurosurgical procedures.

Dr. Yablon holds a United States patent for a novel therapeutic device for the treatment of low back pain.  In his practice at Queen of the Valley Hospital, Dr. Yablon is committed to bringing the world-class neurosurgical care of UCSF to the Northern Bay Area.


1976: BS, Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
1980: MD, Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
1980-1981: Residency in General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1981-1986: Residency in Neurosurgery, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Selected Professional Memberships and Appointments

Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Emergency Room Committee
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Surgical Committee
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Physician Leadership Committee

Selected Honors and Awards

1995: Wilkes University Distinguished Alumnus Award
1995: The Gift of Life Award, The National Kidney Foundation of Northern California
2008: Fellowship in The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
2012: Top Doctors, US News & World Report 
2013: Top Doctors, US News & World Report 

Selected Recent Publications

Yablon JS, Lantner HJ, McCormack TM, Nair S, Barker E, Black P. Clinical experience with a fiberoptic intracranial pressure monitor. J Clin Monit 1993;9(3):171-5.

Karlsson U, Black P, Nair S, Yablon JS, Brady LW. Radical proposal for the treatment of malignant astrocytoma. Am J Clin Oncol 1991;14(1):75-9.

Yablon JS. Osteochondroma of the vertebral column. Neurosurgery. 1990;27(4):659-60.

Yablon JS, Kasdon DL, Levine H. Thoracic cord compression in Scheuermann's disease. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 1988;13(8):896-8.

Abramovitz JN, Batson RA, Yablon JS. Vertebral osteomyelitis. The surgical management of neurologic complications. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 1986;11(5):418-20.