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Joseph D. Ciacci, M.D.


Acting Chief of Academic Affairs
Residency Program Director-UCSD Neurosurgery

Chief of Neurosurgery VASDHS
Clinical Professor of Surgery

Dr. Ciacci has extensive experience with neuro-oncology of the spine and brain. He has completed neuro-oncology fellowships at UCLA and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ciacci was on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for 9 years prior to joining the faculty at UCSD. Dr. Ciacci has been Visiting Professor and has given lectures throughout the United States and Internationally.

Dr. Ciacci's primary interests are tumors of the spine and brain, complex spinal reconstruction, and stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Ciacci leads clinics at Moores Cancer Center and UCSD Thornton Hospital in La Jolla.

To contact Dr. Ciacci regarding clinic visits or patient care call 858-534-4617 and speak with his Clinical Coordinator, Angelina Yu.

To contact Dr. Ciacci regarding the residency training program call 619-543-1966 and speak with our Residency Coordinator, Oksana Makodzeba.