Ulrich Batzdorf, MD

Spine Surgery| Neurosurgery
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Westwood Neurosurgery
300 Stein Plaza Suite 420
Los Angeles, California 90095


Professor of Spinal Neurosurgery

Dr. Batzdorf's primary clinical and research focus is on the treatment of Chiari Malformation and syringomyelia and spinal cord tumors.

Hospital Positions:

  • Courtesy Staff, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, 1999-present
  • Attending Physician, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1979-present
  • Associate Attending Physician, UCLA Medical Center, 1971-1979
  • Assistant Attending Physician, UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, 1968-1971
  • Attending Physician, Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital, Los Angeles, 1967-1993
  • Consulting Physician, Saint John's Hospital and Health Center, Santa Monica, 1993-1999
  • Medical Staff, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California, 1977-1993

Academic Appointments:

  • Resident Ombudsman 2000-present
  • Member, UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center, 1994-present
  • Professor, Department of Surgery/Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1979-present
  • Co-Executive Director, UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center, UCLA Medical Center, 1994-1999
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery/Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 1971-1979
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery/Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1968-1971
  • Assistant Professor-In-Residence, Department of Surgery/Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1966-1968
  • Assistant Instructor in Biochemistry, New York Medical College, 1950-1953

Membership, Medical Organizations:

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Bay Surgical Society
  • Brain Research Institute, UCLA
  • California Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • California Medical Association
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • Joint Section of Spinal Disorders, AANS and CNS
  • Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
  • Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
  • Longmire Surgical Society
  • Los Angeles Society of Neuroloical Sciences
  • L'Union Internationale contre le Cancer
  • Southern California Neurosurgical Society
  • Tissue Culture Association
  • Western Neurosurgical Society


English, German


Medical Board Certification

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1968


Neuropathology, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1962


Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1965
Surgery, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 1960


Rotating, US Naval Hospital, 1956


MD, New York Medical College, 1955


  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Spinal cord tumors
Tethered spinal cord syndrome
Arnold chiari malformation


Meet Ulrich Batzdorf, MD



  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021