Gabriel Zada

Assistant clinical professor of neurosurgery Director of the endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgery program at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Areas of treatment:

Brain tumor surgery
Endoscopic pituitary surgery
Skull base surgery

Specialty:

  • Neurosurgery

Department:

  • Department of Neurological Surgery

Languages:

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Gabriel Zada, MD

Assistant clinical professor of neurosurgery
Director of the endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgery program at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Consultation II
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Zada received fellowship training in endoscopic skull base and pituitary surgery as well as pituitary neuro-endocrinology. He then received further clinical training working with the pioneers of endoscopic skull base surgery in Naples, Italy. He has a keen interest in brain tumor surgery and neuro-oncology, and has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles on various neurosurgical topics, mostly relating to pituitary and skull base tumor surgery.

Education:

Bachelor of Arts with honors in neurobiology, University of California, Berkeley
Doctor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Internships:

Internship in general surgery, Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center

Residencies:

Residency in neurosurgery at LAC+USC Medical Center

Fellowships:

Fellowship in endoscopic skull base and pituitary surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Visiting fellowship in advanced endoscopic pituitary and skull base neurosurgery, Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy

Professional society memberships:

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
International Society of Pituitary Surgeons (ISPS)
American College of Surgeons (ACS), Resident/Fellow Membership
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (Student and Instructor admission)
American Medical Association (AMA)

Awards:

1998 Howard Hughes Basic Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship

1999 Award for Outstanding Research, UC Berkeley Molecular and Cell Biology
Honors Symposium

1999 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, UC Berkeley

2001 UCSF Dean's Summer Research Fellowship

2003 UCSF Dean's Quarterly Research Fellowship

2004 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, UCSF School of Medicine

2004 Excellence in Small Group Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine

2004 AANS Ronald L. Bittner Award for Tumor Research

2006 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Teaching award, Keck-USC Gamma Chapter

2006 Outstanding Teaching as House Officer Award, USC School of Medicine

2008 USC Department of Neurosurgery Award, Best Resident Research Study

2009 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Dandy Fellowship Award

2009 Integra Foundation Award for Brain Tumor Research,
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

2010 Mahaley Brain Tumor Research Award
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)