J. Gordon McComb

Professor of Neurological Surgery

Areas of treatment:

Pediatric Neurosurgery
Anomalies of the Vertebral Column
Arachnoid Cysts
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
Chiari Malformation & Spinal Cord Syringes
Craniosynostosis & Craniofacial Reconstruction
Diaphragmatic Pacing
Head and Spinal Cord Trauma
In Utero Neurosurgical Conditions
Neural Tube Defects
Neurocutaneous Syndromes
Skull Tumors
Spasticity Surgery
Spina Bifida
Vascular Malformations


  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatrics


  • Department of Neurological Surgery


  • English

J. Gordon McComb, MD

Professor of Neurological Surgery

Practicing locations:

  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Keck Hospital of USC

About this doctor:


Doctor of Medicine, University of Miami, 1965


University of California, Los Angeles, Surgical Intern, 1965-1965
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Pediatrics, 1966-1967
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Neurosurgery, 1969-1970, 1971, 1972-1973
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Neuropathology, 1970
University of California, San Francisco, Neurology, 1971
Parkland Memorial Hospital, Neurosurgery, 1972


Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Miami, Student Research, 1963 & 1964
University College London, Post-doctorate Fellow Physiology, 1973-1974


Board Certified, Neurosurgery
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Professional society memberships:

Society of Brigham Surgical Alumni
Harvard Medical School Alumni Association
Salerni Collegium-University of Southern California School of Medicine
Los Angeles County Medical Association
California Medical Association
California Association of Neurological Surgeons
Alpha Omega Alpha
American Medical Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Society of Neurological Surgeons
American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
American Academy of Pediatrics, Surgical Fellow
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (Harvey Cushing Society)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Pediatric Section
American College of Surgeons
American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons


Student Class Vice President 1962-1963 and 1963-1964
Roche Award 1964
Alpha Omega Alpha 1964, Vice President 1965
Commendation Medal, U.S. Air Force 1968
Danh - Du' Boi-Tinh, Republic of Viet Nam, 1968
Y-Te' - Boi-Tinh, Republic of Viet Nam, 1969
Donald D. Matson Fellowship, 1973-1974
Andrea Ayers Award, Spina Bifida Parents Group, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, 1983
Distinguished Service Award, The Medical Staff of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, 1987
Robert H. Pudenz Award for Excellence in CSF Physiology, 1991
Best Doctors in America, 1992 to Present
Alumnus of the Year, University Childrens Medical Group, 1996
America's Top Surgeons, 2008-Present
Patient's Choice, 2008-Present