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Understanding the effects of Brain Radiation in the treatment of Brain Cancer

Publication Alert!

Dr. Clark Chen and colleagues from UCSD and Massachusetts General Hospital have highlighted the challenging problem of whole brain radiation in the treatment of brain metastases versus stereotactic treatment of multiple targets.   

Abstract of the article can be found here:  


Top Rankings in US News and World Report

We were pleased to be informed of the UCSD Adult Program Neurology and Neurosurgery Services achieving a top ranking in the US News and World Report in 2013, representing placement in the top 1% of hospitals for these services.  

Coupled with the top rankings of the UCSD Faculty in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Rady Children's Hospital, we are making great progress towards our goal of being a national leader in the treatment of neurological illnesses. 





UCSD Neurosurgery Matches 2013 Residents

UCSD Neurosurgery matched two outstanding candidates into the Neurosurgical residency program today.  Jeffrey Steinberg, of Albany Medical College and David Santiago-Dieppa of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Santiago-Dieppa is a native of Southern California and graduated in Biochemistry at UC-Riverside prior to attending medical school in Baltimore.  

Dr. Steinberg is a native of Northern California.  He graduated from the University of California-Santa Barbara in Biopsychology prior to attending medical school in Albany, New York. 

Please join us in welcoming Drs Steinberg and Santiago-Dieppa!


Dr. David Santiago-DieppaDr. Jeffrey Steinberg


Dr. Alex Khalessi Interviewed by San Diego Union Tribune. 

Dr. Alex Khalessi was recently interviewed by the UT Tribune on stroke therapies.  Please read the interview here.


UCSD Brain Tumor Group Visits Tokyo Women's Medical University

Drs. Carter and Kesari visit with Drs. Muragaki and Masayuki and the Tokyo Women's Team.Dr. Bob Carter and Dr. Santosh Kesari spend the day visiting Tokyo Women's Medical Center at the 3rd Global COE symposium on Brain Tumors.  Drs. Carter and Kesari were hosted by Dr. Yoshihiro Muragaki and Dr. Nitta Masayuki of the Faculty of Advanced TechnoSurgery at TWMU.  Tokyo Women's has one of the largest programs for the treatment of brain tumors in Tokyo. 

In Japan, medical and surgical oncology are united under the purview of 'surgical neuro-oncologists' who both operate on patients and administer medical treatments including clinical trials for patients. 

Dr. Carter provided an update on tumor microvesicles as biomarkers for brain tumors and Dr. Kesari highlighted the use of personalized medicine in glioma treatment.