Department of Neurological Surgery

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine. The department delivers state-of-the-art care to patients while advancing clinical and basic science research, and training future generations of neurosurgeons.

Our clinician-scientists work across departments and disciplines at USC — and beyond — to provide the most cutting-edge, accessible and personalized care for patients. The team has extensive experience in numerous subspecialties, including cerebrovascular, neuro-oncology, spine, endovascular, functional, pediatric, radiosurgery and trauma neurosurgery.

We provide comprehensive, world-class clinical and academic neurosurgery services at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Keck Hospital of USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, while tailoring treatment to the specific needs of each individual patient.

About the Department of Neurological Surgery

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“Our research enterprise continues to thrive, with our gifted clinician-scientists and staff researchers innovating in our labs, leading multi-institutional clinical trials and guiding residents in the acquisition of outstanding research skills so that they can carry on our legacy.”
Steven L. Giannotta, MD
Chair, Neurological Surgery
Professor of Neurological SurgeryChair’s Corner


Clinical Activities

Compassionate expertise for complex neurological issues

The Department of Neurological Surgery has developed a team-based approach for treating complex neurological disorders and traumas of the brain and spine. Our services are organized into multidisciplinary centers of excellence, in which we work closely with colleagues across Keck Medicine of USC:

  • Cerebrovascular Center
  • Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
  • Movement Disorders Center
  • Neuro-oncology Center
  • Neurorestoration Center
  • Pediatric Nerve Surgery Center
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center
  • Pituitary Disease Center
  • Radiosurgery Center
  • Skull Base Surgery Center
  • Spine Center
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Center

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Department News

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Challenge Accepted: Improving Treatment Options for Patients with Brain Cancer

Of the dozens of clinical trials being conducted at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at any given time, there is one in particular that has Naveed Wagle, MD, director of the USC Brain Tumor Center at USC Norris, filled with anticipation. Every new clinical trial provides hope for his patients, but this one is unusual because it is testing a type of
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Keck School Events

Pathology Resident Conference: Dr. Yanling Ma

Pathology Resident Conference: Dr. Yanling Ma

08/24/2016
LAC+USC Medical Center, Clinic Tower, Room A7A
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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