David Barba, MD, Neurosurgery, La Jolla, CA, UC San Diego Medical Center – Hillcrest

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Neurosurgery La Jolla, CA

Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery

Professor, Surgery, UCSD School of Medicine

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Summary

  • Dr. David Barba is an attending neurosurgeon at the UC San Diego Health Care system based in La Jolla at the Jacobs Medical Center. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UC San Diego Medical Center – Hillcrest, and VA San Diego Healthcare System. He received his medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC and has been in practice 38 years. He specializes in stereotactic & functional neurosurgery and is experienced in MRI guided asleep stereotactic DBS surgery for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. He is he also has a special interest in epilepsy surgery.

Education & Training

  • University of California San Diego
    University of California San DiegoResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1980 - 1985
  • University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center
    University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1979 - 1980
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC
    Keck School of Medicine of USCClass of 1979

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1980 - 2021
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
  • Top MD Consumers Checkbook
  • Fellow (FAANS) American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Postmortem Analysis in a Clinical Trial of AAV2-NGF Gene Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease Identifies a Need for Improved Vector Delivery  
    Michael J. Castle, Fernando C. Baltanás, Imre Kovacs, Alan H. Nagahara, David Barba, and Mark H. Tuszynski, Human Gene Therapy, 4/16/2020

Press Mentions

  • First Real-Time Mri-Guided Brain Surgery for Parkinson's in Southern California
    First Real-Time Mri-Guided Brain Surgery for Parkinson's in Southern CaliforniaDecember 16th, 2014

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