Dr. Nader Sanai, MD

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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male

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Dr. Sanai's Experience

Research training, expertise and qualifications

Dr. Sanai's Care Philosophy

Each year, over 1,200 patients undergo brain tumor surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute - the most of any brain tumor center in the United States. Dr. Nader Sanai is a Barrow neurosurgical oncologist internationally-recognized for his clinical expertise and research efforts dedicated to the treatment of brain tumors. Dr. Sanai's clinical practice is devoted entirely to treating patients with tumors of the brain and spine, including those in high-risk areas.


  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Research
  • Cancer Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Tumor Pathology

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Intraoperative Mapping
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Language Mapping
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Orbital Nerve Tumor
  • Radio Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aphasia
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Astrocytoma
  • Ataxia
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cysts, Adult
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cholesterol Granuloma
  • Chondroblastoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Epilepsy
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Hemangioma
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malignant Brain Neoplasm
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumor
  • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Numbness
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Nerve Tumor
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies

Background Check for Dr. Sanai

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Awards & Recognitions


Media & Publications

  • Visiting Professor, Swedish Neuroscience Institute Department of Neurosurgery, 2013
  • Press Award, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2010
  • Kaiser Award for Clinical Research, San Francisco Neurological Society, 2007
  • Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Career Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2013
  • National Brain Tumor Foundation Mahaley Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2010
  • Edwin F. Boldrey Award for Basic Science Research, San Francisco Neurological Society, 2004

Education & Training

Medical School

University of California, San Francisco

Internship Hospital

University Of California At San Francisco

Residency Hospital

University Of California At San Francisco

Fellowship Hospital


Undergraduate Schools

University of California At San Diego

Languages Spoken by Dr. Sanai & Staff

  • English

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