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Gabriel Zada, MD, Neurosurgery, Los Angeles, CA, Keck Hospital of USC

GabrielZadaMDMS, FAANS

Neurosurgery Los Angeles, CA

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Pituitary Surgery, Skull Base

Professor of Neurological Surgery, Otolaryngology and Medicine; Surgical Director, USC Brain Tumor Center Associate Residency Program Director

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Summary

  • Dr. Zada is a board-certified neurosurgeon and internationally recognized expert in brain, skull base and pituitary tumor surgery, as well as a variety of endoscopic and minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques. Dr. Zada has treated over 2,000 patients with brain and skull base tumors using both minimally invasive and open cranial approaches. As Director of the USC Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Program, Dr. Zada directs a comprehensive minimally invasive cranial surgery program including endoscopic skull base/pituitary surgery, exoscopic minimally invasive parafascicular surgery (MIPS) and intraventricular neuro-endoscopy. He also co-directs the USC Radiosurgery Center and performs both Gamma Knife and TrueBeam Radiosurgery. Dr. Zada has a keen clinical and academic interest in brain and skull base tumor surgery and has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles on various topics, mostly relating to brain/pituitary tumors and skull base surgery. He co-authored and edited the textbook entitled “The Atlas of Sellar and Parasellar Lesions”, which has been downloaded over 140,000 times. He is an NIH-funded principal investigator whose research laboratory at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute focuses on the genomics and epigenetics of brain and pituitary tumors. Dr. Zada serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Neurosurgery.
  • Dr. Gabriel Zada Highlights Neurosurgical Simulation Of Endoscopic Endonasal Sur

    Dr. Gabriel Zada, Neurosurgeon and Director of the USC Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Program, discusses the role of Surgical Simulation in training neurosurgeon

    Parafascicular Subcortical Surgery using a channel based approach - Gabriel Zada

    Dr. Zada lectures on Minimally Invasive Parafascicular Surgery

    EEA for tuberculum sellae meningioma

    AANS/JNS video- Extended endoscopic transtuberculum approach for tuberculum sellae meningioma.

    USC Pituitary Center

    The USC Pituitary Center at Keck Medicine of USC- National Leaders in Pituitary Medicine and Surgery.

    www.drzada.com

    Dr. Zada is a board-certified neurosurgeon, scientist and internationally recognized expert in brain/pituitary tumor surgery.

Education & Training

  • University of Southern California
    University of Southern CaliforniaM.S., Clinical and Biomedical Investigation, 2015
  • University of Southern California/LACUSC Medical Center
    University of Southern California/LACUSC Medical CenterResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2004 - 2011
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Brigham and Womens HospitalFellowship, Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Surgery, 2009 - 2010
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine
    University of California (San Francisco) School of MedicineClass of 2004
  • University of California Berkeley
    University of California BerkeleyB.A., Molecular and Cell Biology Emphasis in Neurobiology, with Honors, 2000

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2006 - 2023
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow American College of Surgeons, 2016
  • Byron Cone Pevehouse Research Award American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2015
  • Winner of Clinical Research Award Western Neurological Society, 2012
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Outcomes Following Transsphenoidal Surgical Management of Incidental Pituitary Adenomas: A Series of 52 Patients over a 17-Year Period Related  
    Michelle A Wedemeyer, Gabriel Zada, Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Complications Associated with Microscopic and Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery: Experience of 1153 Consecutive Cases Treated at a Single Tertiary Care Pitu...  
    Matthew S Agam, Michelle A Wedemeyer, Gabriel Zada, Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery and ipilimumab for patients with melanoma brain metastases: clinical outcomes and toxicity  
    Diao K, Bian SX, Routman DM, Yu C, Ye JC, Wagle NA, Wong MK, Zada G, Chang EL, J Neuro-Oncology, 1/25/2018
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of therapeutic hypothermia in children with acute traumatic brain injury.
    Gadkary C, Zada G, Quinones-Hinojosa A, World Neurosurgery, 1/1/2015
  • Spinal Arachniod Cysts in the Pediatric Population: Report of 31 cases and a review of the literature.
    Bond A, Zada G, Bowen I, McComb JG, Krieger M, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 1/1/2011
  • Fetal Diagnosis of Neurosurgical Disease.
    McNatt S, Zada G, Jackson H, Krieger M, McComb JG, CNS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1/1/2007
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Lectures

  • Integrative genomic and epigenomic analysis implicates MYC and MAX in functional pituitary adenomas. 
    New Orleans, LA - 1/1/2018
  • Management of Pituitary Incidentalomas 
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA - 1/1/2018
  • Modern Techniques in Pituitary Surgery 
    Boston, MA. 2017; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2018 - 1/1/2018
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Other

  • Brain-Cancer Type Sen. John McCain Has Is Extremely Aggressive 
    Zada G, Wall Street Journal
    1/1/2017
  • Drs. Exclusive: Man Brutally Attacked at Baseball Game Speaks Out 
    Zada G, The Doctors
    1/1/2016
  • Residents May Be Short on Open Surgery Experience 
    Zada G, Medscape News
    1/1/2016
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Authored Content

  • Outcomes Following Transsphenoidal Surgical Management of Incidental Pituitary Adenomas: A Series of 52 Patients over a 17-Year Period RelatedJune 2018
  • Complications Associated with Microscopic and Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery: Experience of 1153 Consecutive Cases Treated at a Single Tertiary Care Pituitary Center RelatedJune 2018
  • In Reply to “Neurosurgery Elective for Preclinical Medical Students: 6-Year Follow-Up”February 2018
  • In Reply to “Neurosurgery Elective for Preclinical Medical Students: 6-Year Follow-Up”February 2018
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Press Mentions

  • Multi-Center Study Shows Improved, Stable Clinical Outcomes in 96% of Patients with Brain METs
    Multi-Center Study Shows Improved, Stable Clinical Outcomes in 96% of Patients with Brain METsOctober 9th, 2018
  • Study: Cellphone Use ‘Triples Brain Tumor Rates’
    Study: Cellphone Use ‘Triples Brain Tumor Rates’October 25th, 2015
  • Ultra-High-Field Brain Scanner Receives FDA Approval for Clinical Use
    Ultra-High-Field Brain Scanner Receives FDA Approval for Clinical UseOctober 31st, 2018
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Grant Support

  • DNA Methylation and gene expression variations influence pituitary adenoma hormonal function and invasive growth NIH (National Cancer Institute)2018–2023

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Hebrew

Hospital Affiliations