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Division of Neuroanesthesia at UC San Diego

UCSD Neuroanesthesia is one of the premier neuroanesthesia programs in North America.  The division has a robust clinical program with fellowship trained neuroanesthesiologists providing 24-hour neuroanesthesia coverage.  The clinical case load includes endovascular and open neurovascular procedures, awake craniotomies for tumor resection and the treatment of epilepsy, and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Faculty provide coverage for the largest acoustic neuroma program in the US and a rapidly growing intraoperative MRI program.  Expert clinical care of neurologically injured patient extends well beyond the operating room.  UCSD has three neurocritical care boarded intensivists who manage a broad spectrum of neurological disorders in our closed 12-bed Neuro ICU in Jacob's Medical Center and who provide 24-hour consult coverage at our Hillcrest campus.  Our faculty are committed to providing state of the art clinical care as well as education to Residents and Fellows in neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care.  

UCSD Neuroanesthesia has a long history of excellence in research with much of the pioneering work in neuroanesthesia stemming from UCSD Faculty. Research  continues to thrive at UCSD with a well-funded pre-clinical research program.  Neuroanesthesia Faculty have multiple active NIH grants evaluating ...... The neuroanesthesia division has research Fellows from the U.S. and from abroad, working not only with our neuroanesthesia Faculty but also with collaborators on campus and throughout the country. 

For information about our clinical neuroanesthesia fellowship please contact

Jaspreet Somal, MD

For Information about our neurocritical care fellowship or a joint ACCM/NCC fellowship please contact

Brian Lemkuil, MD

Learn more about our:

  • Fellowship Program
  • Curriculum