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Lawrence F. Marshall, M.D.



Past Chairman, Division of Neurological Surgery, UCSD School of Medicine
Professor of Surgery, UCSD School of Medicine


Distinguished neurosurgeon Dr. Lawrence F. Marshall was appointed Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery in 1995 and served in this capacity until 2010.   Dr. Marshall has served in many key roles at the University, including that of Associate Dean for the Faculty Practice Plan and Executive Director of UCSD Managed Care.

Dr. Marshall is an internationally renowned research expert in traumatic head injury. Throughout his research career, Dr. Marshall has been awarded neurosurgery research grants totaling in the millions. He has conducted research studies in a wide range of areas related to central nervous system trauma and severe head injury.

Dr. Marshall earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed his residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, with a year of fellowship work at the Institute of Neurological Sciences in Glasgow, Scotland.

Dr. Marshall has served on over 75 scientific and professional committees. He has held over 60 positions for various scientific and professional organizations. Dr. Marshall has been invited as distinguished lecturer or panelist at over 500 meetings and conferences. Dr. Marshall is also a member of over 50 scientific and professional societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego Academy of Neurological Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Neurological Surgeons, Society of Neurotrauma, and the Western Federation of Neurological Surgeons.