Dr. Nader Sanai

Education

MD, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)

Undergraduate, University of California at San Diego (UCSD)

Residencies and Fellowships

Residency, Neurological Surgery: University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Neural Stem Cell Biology: University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Clinical Fellowship, Skull-Base Surgery: Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI)

Areas of Interest

Brain Tumors, Cyberknife, Endoscopic Cranial Surgery, Gamma Knife, Hydrocephalus, Neurosurgery, Normal Pressure, Hydrocephalus (NPH),  and Skull Base Surgery.

Dr. Sanai's Philosophy

"I love what I do because it gives me a chance to help patients at one of the most difficult times of their lives. It’s in this moment that I have been uniquely trained to help navigate patients through this treacherous time."

Accomplishments

Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation Grant

Academy Award, American Academy of Neurological Surgery

Preuss Award, Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Mahaley Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellow, American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Howard Naffziger Resident of the Year Award, UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery

Guest Editor, Neurosurgery Clinics of North America

Kaiser Award for Clinical Research, San Francisco Neurological Society

Edwin F. Boldrey Award for Basic Science Research, San Francisco Neurological Society

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Visiting Professor, Brown University Department of Neurosurgery

Visiting Professor, University of Washington Department of Neurosurgery

Visiting Professor, Indiana University Department of Neurosurgery

Visiting Professor, NYU Department of Neurosurgery

Visiting Professor, Swedish Neuroscience Institute Department of Neurosurgery

Visiting Professor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Division of Neurosurgery

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Fax: (602) 406-6110

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