Scott Berta, MD, Neurosurgery, Redding, CA, Shasta Regional Medical Center


Neurosurgery Redding, CA

Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

Founder: Berta Spine Institute

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  • B.E. Neurosurgeon who focuses on minimally invasive spine procedures

Education & Training

  • Stanford UniversityResidency, Neurosurgery Stanford, 2008 - 2010
  • Stanford UniversityFellowship, Spine Surgery, 2007 - 2008
  • University of California San DiegoResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2004 - 2007
  • Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth UniversityInternship, Medical, 2003 - 2004
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical CollegeClass of 2002, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of PennsylvaniaMSE, Biomedical Engineering, 1999
  • Princeton UniversityMS, Chemistry, 1996
  • University of DelawareBS, Chemistry, 1992

Certifications & Licensure

  • HI State Medical License
    HI State Medical License 2019 - 2022
  • ID State Medical License
    ID State Medical License 2016 - 2017
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2010 - 2018
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2005 - 2021
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Most Compassionate Doctor Award 2012
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Practice Fusion EHR, Practice Fusion, Inc., 2012-2013
  • Patients Choice Award 2011-2012
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Adeno-associated virus as a vector for liver-directed gene therapy.  
    Xiao W, Berta SC, Lu MM, Moscioni AD, Tazelaar J, Wilson JM, Journal of Virology
  • Gene therapy vectors based on adeno-associated virus type-1.  
    Xiao W, Chirmule N, Berta SC, McCullough B, Gao G, Wilson JM, Journal of Virology
  • The Progress of CyberKnife in the Treatment of Major Spinal Tumors and Spinal Arteriovenous Malformations.  
    Scott C. Berta, M.D.; Paul Kalanithi, M.D.; Charles P. Litchfield, BS; Steven Chang, M. D, Neurosurgery
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Acute cervical spine injuries in the athlete: diagnosis, management, and return-to-play. 
    Vaccaro AR, Harrop JS, Daffner SD, Berta SC
  • Spinal Instability following Gunshot Wounds to the Spine in Adolescents. 
    Aryan H, Ozgur B, Park MS, Berta S, Meltzer HS, Levy ML
    New Orleans
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Results from the Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy Patient Outcome Registry. 
    Scott Berta, M.D.; Min Sik Park, M.D.; Hal S. Meltzer, M.D.; Arun P. Amar; Michael L.J. Apuzzo, M.D.; Karen M. Levy, R.N.; Michael L. Levy, M.D
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Hospital Affiliations