As Chief of Glioma Surgery and Director of Neurovascular Surgery and Neurocritical Care, I am committed to developing new and better treatment options for patients suffering from brain tumors, aneurysms and vascular malformations. My primary focus is minimally-invasive neurosurgery and advanced clinical trials.

My care philosophy: 1) Precision Therapy: Safer, More effective, and less Invasive. Personalized care with expertise in advanced, minimally-invasive neurosurgery. 2) Award-Winning Experience. Academic leadership, including extensive track record publishing medical literature and prestigious international awards for clinical and research excellence. 3) Innovation and Research. A team of translational neuroscientists at Pacific Neuroscience Institute and cancer researchers at John Wayne Cancer Institute at the forefront of research in stem cell therapies, cancer vaccines and targeted molecular therapies. 4) High-Tech, Warm Touch.

The ONLY hospital in California to receive Health grades America's 50 Best Hospitals award 9 years straight.

Medical School
  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
  • Stanford University Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA
  • Stanford University Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA
  • Stanford University Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA
  • English


Pacific Neuroscience Institute
2200 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 582-7450
(310) 582-7495


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology Oncology
Clinical Interests
  • Integrative & Complementary Therapies
  • Brain Tumor or Brain Tumors
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Glioma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Stroke


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Tricare PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO