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John R. Adler, MD

Academic Appointments

  • The Dorothy and Thye King Chan Professor in Neurosurgery, Emeritus

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Neurosurgery 300 Pasteur Dr R205 MC 5327 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-5574 Fax (650) 725-8279
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Alternate Contact
    Barbara Pedrick Administrative Associate Tel Work (650) 723-5574
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain/Central Nervous System Cancer
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Administrative Appointments

  • Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Accuray, Inc. (1991 - 2009)
  • President, Cyberknife Society (2003 - 2008)
  • Vice President, Western Neurosurgical Society (2005 - 2006)
  • Chairman, Accuray, Inc. (1999 - 2004)
  • CEO, Accuray, Inc. (1999 - 2002)

Honors and Awards

  • The Inaugural Ideals of Entepreneurship Award, Emerging Entepreneurs in Biomedical Technology, Biodesign Group, Stanford University (2005)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Association (2007)

Professional Education

Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School MA (1985)
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School MA (1982)
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital MA (1984)
Board Certification: Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (1990)
Fellowship: Karolinska Institute, Sweden (1986)
Internship: Peter Bent Brigham Hospital MA (1981)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

The development and implementation of computerized, image-guided surgical tools to be utilized during minimally invasive brain operations. The clinical outcome of new technologies, and in particular the application of radiosurgery, for the treatment of brain tumors. The creation of new radiosurgical techniques for a wide array of brain and spine disorders which includes 1) trigeminal neuralgia 2) spinal cord AVM 3) pituitary tumors 4) skull base meningioma 5) benign peri-optic tumors 6) brain metastases 7) acoustic neuroma 8) glomus jugulare tumors 9) brain and spine schwannoma 10) painful facet syndrome 11) radiomodulation for functional disease of the brain


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