The Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF is home to leading physicians and scientists dedicated to treating patients with neurosurgical disorders and to the search for better therapies and cures. Our mission is to provide the best clinical care to our patients, investigate the most promising advances in neuroscience research, and train tomorrow's leaders in neurosurgery. 

We are recognized by U.S News & World Report to be the #2 hospital for neurosurgery and neurology services in the country. We have neurosurgery services at all major hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing a full range of exceptional neurosurgical subspecialty care.

Our residency program is ranked #1 in the nation by Doximity and we are consistently the #1 NIH-funded neurosurgery program in the nation.


Patient Referrals

We accept referrals across a range of specialties, including brain tumor, cerebrovascular, epilepsy, pain, and spinal disorders.

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