Founded in 1971, the UC San Diego's Division of Neurosurgery is the highest volume academic center in the southwest United States. The division is composed of world-class surgeons who specialize in every aspect of neurosurgical care. Under the leadership of Division Chief Alexander A. Khalessi, UC San Diego Neurosurgery was distinguished as the third comprehensive stroke center in the nation and has dramatically expanded into the Jacobs Medical Center. The division continues to view education and training as a core value, while bringing the cutting-edge of neurosurgical care and research innovation to the residents of San Diego.


University of California, San Diego
Division of Neurosurgery
9300 Campus Point Drive Mail Code 7893
La Jolla CA, 92037


Amy Franklin
Phone: (858) 249-0849
Fax: (619) 471-3931
Email: akfranklin@ucsd.edu