Education

Fellowship
Neurological Surgery, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, 2007
Residency
Neurological Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2007
Internship
Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2002
Degree
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2001

Medical Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery
American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2014

State License

A83576
  • About Me

    About Me

    Preferred Name: Bob B. Shafa

    Dr. Shafa is a board eligible neurosurgeon, specializing in the surgical treatment of pituitary tumors as well as degenerative and traumatic spine disorders. Dr. Shafa also has a special interest in management of traumatic brain injury. His clinical interests also include surgical treatment of malignant and benign brain tumors, hemorrhagic stroke and stroke related conditions as well as general neurosurgery.

    After completing his undergraduate studies at UCLA, he received his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, which is consistently ranked among the top five medical schools in the nation. Dr. Shafa then attended UCLA Geffen School of Medicine for his internship in General Surgery and completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at Loma Linda University. As part of his training, Dr. Shafa has also completed a fellowship at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in complex as well as minimally invasive Spine surgery and has further pursued his interest in surgical management of pituitary tumors, working with nationally recognized experts in the field.

    Dr. Shafa is actively involved in advancing the treatment and research of pituitary tumors and spinal disorders and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons as well as the North American Spine Society.

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  • Locations
    Address
    300 UCLA Medical Plaza
    Ste B200
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-794-1572
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Neurological Surgery
    American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2014

    Education

    Fellowship
    Neurological Surgery, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, 2007
    Residency
    Neurological Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2007
    Internship
    Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2002
    Degree
    MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2001
  • Clinical Interests
    • Adult Tethered Cord
    • Artificial Disk
    • Brain Injury
    • Brain Tumor
    • Chiari Malformation
    • Concussion
    • General Neurosurgery
    • Head Trauma
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
    • Myelopathy
    • Pituitary Tumors
    • Skull Base Surgery
    • Spinal Tumor
    • Spine
    • Spine / Back Surgery
    • Spine Minimally Invasive
    • Spine Surgery Instrumentation
    • Stereotactic Biopsy
    • Syringomyelia