Dr. Ali Shirzadi, MD

Dr. Ali Shirzadi, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ali Shirzadi, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Jose, CA and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.Read his story

South Bay Brain And Spine

2577 Samaritan Dr Ste 710

San Jose, CA 95124
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 87% of peers
more than 80% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
more than 71% of peers

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Dr. Shirzadi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shirzadi "Ali Shirzade, MD is a neurosurgeon at South Bay Brain and Spine. His clinical practice focuses on the comprehensive treatment of brain tumors and vascular disorders. He has a special interest in treating spinal disorders including adult spinal deformity, tumors, and spinal trauma, as well as minimally invasive spinal surgery.Dr. Shirzadi has written numerous article for peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Neurosurgical Focus, Stroke, Annals of Neurology, Journal of Clinical Neurosciences, Translational Stroke Research, and World Journal of Oncology. He has co-authored numerous book chapters on various neurosurgical topics. Dr. Shirzadi received his bachelor's degree in biology magna cum laude from the University of Houston. He earned his medical degree from Texas Tech School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, and fulfilled an internship in general surgery at the University of Texas medical Branch. Dr. Shirzadi completed his residency in neurological surgery and fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles which was ranked in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue among America's best in Neurology and Neurosurgery. His extensive training and experience offer full spectrum care of spine and brain disorders.Dr. Ali Shirzadi is up to date on the very latest advancements in neurological cancer treatment, thanks to his extensive research background. He notes that he was fortunate enough to train with physicians involved in the forefront of cancer research and medical care. Dr. Shirzadi says he was inspired by the strength displayed by cancer patients and their family members early in his career.At Good Samaritan Hospital, he focuses on the comprehensive treatment of brain tumors, minimally invasive spinal surgery, vascular abnormalities, and spinal disorders, including adult spinal deformity, tumors and spinal trauma. Dr. Shirzadi is pleased to report that recent medical innovations have transformed the way top physicians treat cancer and it is not the death sentence it once was. Current capabilities allow better early detection of cancer during treatable stages, meaning more cases than ever are treated successfully. When he has free time, Dr. Shirzadi enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, sailing, playing tennis and reading."
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Care Philosophy

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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Texas Technical University
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shirzadi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Ali Shirzadi, MD
I have had 3-surgeries performed by Dr. Shirzadi, and I cannot say enough about his competence, and his compassion. He is patient, thorough in his explanations, he listens to you, he returns calls promptly, and you never feel like a "number" he truly cares about his patients, and it is evident the...Read More
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