Dr. Ciara Harraher, MD

Dr. Ciara Harraher, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ciara Harraher, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 7 years. She specializes in neurosurgery.

Stanford Neurosurgery Center

1595 Soquel Dr Ste 360

Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Brain Disorders
more than 5% of peers
more than 5% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
more than 5% of peers

Dr. Harraher's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Harraher "Bringing extensive training and care in treating brain and spinal diseases and conditions to patients in Santa Cruz County."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Harraher does not have any board certifications listed.

8  Conditions Treated

  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis

8  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.


  • University Of King's College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • McMaster University
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Dalhousie University, Canada
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Dalhousie University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Stanford University School Of Medicine (Cyberknife Radiosurgery)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Stanford University School Of Medicine (Neurosurgery)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Clinical Assistant Professor At Stanford University School Of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed
  • Harvard University, School Of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harraher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harraher to family and friends
12 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Harraher's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Harraher quickly and accurately diagnosed my husbands' very serious condition. We were very lucky that she happened to be visiting another patient in the hospital while we were in the E.R. She performed an intricate and delicate surgery with great success and answered all of our questions...more
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