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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Study: Antidepressants may fight brain cancer

Antidepressants can shrink and stunt cancerous brain tumors that are otherwise difficult to treat, an international team of researchers has found. USC School of Pharmacy researchers who led the study on mice found that the drugs stifle the growth of brain cancer, glioma or glioblastoma by suppressing the enzyme monoamine oxidase A, which affects the
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Department Events

Advances in Spine Surgery at Verdugo Hills Hospital

Advances in Spine Surgery at Verdugo Hills Hospital

06/09/2016
USC-VHH Council Room (4th floor), 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale, CA
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Keck School Events

Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

05/31/2016
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Herlotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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