Dr. Anthony Wang is a pediatric neurosurgeon who practices in Westwood and Santa Clarita. He specializes in pediatric, cerebrovascular and complex cranial base surgeries, and has fellowship training in each of these subspecialties. His clinical specialties include pediatric brain tumors, moyamoya disease, aneurysms, skull base tumors and Chiari malformations. He has also received additional training in scoliosis surgery and brachial plexus surgery.
Dr. Wang received his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in the prestigious University of Michigan Department of Neurosurgery, and went on to a fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery, training under renowned neurosurgeons Dr. Jacques Morcos and Dr. Roberto Heros in Miami. He then performed a fellowship at Seattle Children's Hospital with pediatric neurosurgeons Dr. Jeffrey Ojemann and Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, prior to joining the faculty at UCLA.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Wang’s research focuses on refining immuotherapy for pediatric brain tumors. He is currently developing a trial to examine the efficacy of immunotherapy on brain tumors found primarily in children and young adults. In addition, he is currently examining the effects of RAF mutations on the developing nervous system, and the mechanisms by which pediatric brain tumors arise through this pathway.
When he’s not working, Dr. Wang mostly enjoys cleaning up after his three young kids.
Dr. Wang's research interests have revolved primarily around brain tumor biology and the management of cerebrovascular diseases. His post-doctoral work on the exosomal expression of microRNA's in glioblastoma was supported by an NRSA F-32 fellowship.
He is currently developing a trial to specifically examine the efficacy of immunotherapy on brain tumors found primarily in children and young adults. In addition, he is currently examining the effects of RAF mutations on the developing nervous system, and the mechanisms by which pediatric brain tumors arise through this pathway.