Dr. James Chan, MD

Dr. James Chan, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Chan, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Thousand-Oaks Surgeons and Surgical Specialists

90 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Ste 205

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net of California
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Brain Disorders
more than 64% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 61% of peers
more than 54% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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14  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.


  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Southern California Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • L A Co Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. James Chan, MD
My husband had 1 back & 2 neck surgeries with Dr. Chan. He was easy to talk to, has a great sense of humor, & an excellent surgeon. He took the time to show us the problem and how to resolve it. All surgeries were a great success. After the first surgery, we requested him again when it was...Read More
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Cecilia in Simi Valley, CA – Sep 19, 2018
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Dr.Chan performed back surgery in 2016 on my 81 year old mom and neck surgery on my Uncle.Both surgeries were successfully done without any complications.Mom walked few hours after surgery without pain and continue to doing very well with her daily routines as well with my uncle Joe. I should...Read More
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Pinky in Simi Valley,CA – Apr 27, 2018
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Dr Chan performed a third successful surgery on my back over the last 15 years. He is a highly skilled and wise surgeon that I highly recommend.
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Sister Mary Amy Hauck in Thousand Oaks, CA – Nov 11, 2017
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Holy crap! People who wrote negative reviews weren't kidding! I have NEVER met a doctor as condescending, uncaring and rude as Dr. Chan. He has the worst bedside manner EVER and made me feel like my concerns were ridiculous and unwarranted. He totally gave off a vibe that I was wasting his...Read More
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Thousand Oaks, CA – Nov 08, 2017
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Poor bedside manners. Dr chan unsensitive to patients concerns and questions. Answers in a condescending manner . If he only knew I am a healthcare employee and by judging by this rude manners I would not recommend him to any of my patients or friends.
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Newbury Park, CA – Sep 14, 2017
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