Top Private Neurosurgeons in the US

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Neurosurgery is a branch of surgery that refers to the treatment of conditions affecting the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous systems and the spinal cord. The United States has thousands of registered neurosurgeons, some of who are with state-owned hospitals while others are in private practice. Some of these doctors are considered to be among the best in the world in terms of their skills and knowledge of the field.

Dr. Brian Andrews

  • Dr. Brian Andrews is considered to be among the top neurosurgeons in the United States in both private and public practice. He has been chairman of the California Pacific Medical Center. He is also the founder of the California Pacific Neuroscience Institute. The Consumers’ Research Council of America has included Dr. Brian Andrews in its “Guide to America’s Best Surgeons” for the past several years. He has been recognized and awarded many times and has also been a recipient of the Physician Recognition Award from the National Committee of Quality Assurance.

    Dr. Brian Andrews
    California Pacific Medical Center
    Davies Campus
    45 Castro Street
    San Francisco, CA 94114
    415-600-7760

Professor Dr. Albert L. Rhoton, Jr.

  • Professor Dr. Albert L. Rhoton, Jr. is an internationally renowned U.S. neurosurgeon. He is the chairman emeritus of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Florida. He also has served as the president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons bestowed its highest honor–the Cushing Medal--on Dr. Rhoton in 1998 for his outstanding contribution to the field of neurosurgery. He has been listed as one of the best neurosurgeons in the United States by multiple publications.

    Dr. Albert L. Rhoton, Jr.
    Department of Neurological Surgery
    University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    352-273-9000

Professor Dr. John R. Adler, Jr.

  • Professor Dr. John R. Adler is renowned as a pioneer in the field of radiosurgery. He is the Dorothy and Thye King Chan Endowed Professor of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Medicine by the Santa Clara Valley Medical Association in 2007. Dr. Adler has received wide recognition for his pioneering inventions in the field of radiosurgery, wherein he holds seven patents. He is also a founder and board member of Accuray, a radio surgical equipment manufacturing company. He is consistently ranked among the top neurosurgeons in the United States and currently practices at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

    Dr. John R. Adler, Jr.
    Professor–Med Center Line, Neurosurgery
    300 Pasteur Drive
    S076 MC 5101
    Stanford, CA 94305
    650-723-5573

Dr. Peter W. Carmel

  • Dr. Peter W. Carmel is Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has published numerous papers on pediatric neurosurgery and is considered to be a leading surgeon in this field. He has received many accolades for his work. Dr. Carmel also has held a leadership position in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has been listed as one of the top neurosurgeons in the United States in the latest edition of the book "The Best Doctors in America."

    Dr. Peter W. Carmel
    Chairman
    Department of Neurological Surgery
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    90 Bergen Street
    Suite 7300
    Newark, NJ 07103
    973-972-2323

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