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The Department of Neurosurgery

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The faculty members of UCLA Neurosurgery are committed to providing the finest and most comprehensive patient care through innovative clinical programs in minimally invasive brain and spinal surgery, neuroendoscopy, neuro-oncology for both adult and pediatric brain tumors, cerebrovascular surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery for brain and spinal disorders, surgery for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy surgery. Each UCLA Neurosurgery specialty program benefits from collaboration with other large, multidisciplinary fields, including the Brain Research Institute and the Departments of Neurology, Pharmacology, Orthopaedics, and Bioengineering.

Diagnostic, consultative and therapeutic services are offered to address all neurosurgical problems. The physicians of UCLA Neurosurgery are pleased to discuss prospective referrals and to assist with the proper selection of a specialist.

Telephone Number
(310) 825-5111 General information and referral
(310) 825-2111 Emergency Center
(310) 825-6301 Page operator, ask for neurosurgery resident on call

Email Address
Chair Specialty
Martin, Neil MD Neurological Surgery

Ausman, James MD Neurological Surgery
Batzdorf, Ulrich MD Neurological Surgery
Becker, Donald MD Neurological Surgery
Bergsneider, Marvin MD Neurological Surgery
Buitrago Blanco, Manuel MD, PhD Neurological Surgery
De Salles, Antonio MD, PhD Neurological Surgery
Duckwiler, Gary MD Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; Diagnostic Radiology
Frazee, John MD Neurological Surgery
Fried, Itzhak MD, PhD Neurological Surgery
Giza, Christopher MD Pediatric Neurology
Gonzalez, Nestor MD Neurological Surgery; Interventional Radiology; Diagnostic Radiology
Heaney, Anthony MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Holly, Langston MD Neurological Surgery
Jahan, Reza MD Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; Diagnostic Radiology
Lazareff, Jorge MD Neurological Surgery
Liau, Linda MD Neurological Surgery
Lu, Daniel MD, PhD Neurological Surgery
Mathern, Gary MD Neurological Surgery; Clinical Neurophysiology
McBride, Duncan MD Neurological Surgery
Pouratian, Nader MD Neurological Surgery
Shafa, Bob MD Neurological Surgery
Shamie, Arya Nick MD Orthopaedic Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
Szeder, Viktor MD, PhD Interventional Radiology; Vascular Neurology
Vespa, Paul MD Neurology
Yang, Isaac MD Neurological Surgery

Nurse Practitioner
Cattell, Elizabeth NP Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgery Business Office Mailing Address
UCLA Neurosurgery
Box 956901
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6901
Fax: 310-825-7245

Westwood Outpatient Suite 
Edie & Lew Wasserman Building
300 Stein Plaza, Ste. 420
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 794-1572

Santa Monica Outpatient Suite 
1131 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 319-3475