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Supporting Neurosurgical Research and Education


“We now have the best opportunity to change the outcomes for people with neurological diseases and we are unwavering in our commitment to do so.   The surgeons, and researchers  here are among the best in the world at what they do. Please join with us to make a difference.”  Bob S. Carter MD PhD , Chair of Neurosurgery

We live in a golden era of neuroscience with unprecedented potential to translate discoveries made in the lab to benefit the lives of patients.

You can help make our work possible in a variety of ways:

  • Multi-year pledges
  • Outright gifts
  • Commemorative gifts
  • Planned giving such as trusts and bequests
  • Endowed giving

Visit our online giving page.

Your much-needed gift can benefit:

  • The department as a whole for its greatest needs
  • Specific research of a faculty member or a disease area
  • Clinical activities, such as special equipment or tests
  • Education of the next generation of neurosurgeons and neuroscientists

For more information about making a gift to the UCSD Department of Neurosurgery or to help us in our efforts to find a cure for or treat a debilitating neurological disease or condition, contact:

Whitney Nifong, Director of Neurosurgery Development   Phone:  858-246-1561

We are grateful for your consideration.

The UC San Diego Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization designated by the Internal Revenue Service. Our Federal Tax ID number is 95-287-2494.