Manish Aghi, MD

Manish Aghi, MD

Neurosurgery San Francisco, CA

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery, UCSF School of Medicine

Office Address

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  • Ucsf Neurosurgery
    400 Parnassus Avenue Room A808
    San Francisco, CA 94143
    Phone: (415) 353-2948
    Fax: (415) 353-2889

Dr. Aghi's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Neurosurgery: General Neurosurgery

Dr. Aghi's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Co-Director, Pituitary Seminar SeriesSchool of Medicine
    Residency clinical research coordinator (2011-present); Co-Director, Residents Neuroscience Course (2011-present); Head of Search Committee for director of UCSF Skull Base Laboratory (2012)
  • NeurosurgeonUniversity of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
    San Francisco, CA
    I have been one of 2 neurosurgeons in the CCPD since January 2008, where I perform over 70 operations per year for pituitary tumors.
  • Attending PhysicianUniversity of California
    San Francisco, CA
    I have been a full time attending (12 months/year) since January 2008, with 1.5 days a week devoted to elective neurosurgical cases (a total of nearly 300 operations per year), 0.5 days a week devoted to teaching, and 0.5 days a week devoted to clinic. The remaining 2.5 days are devoted to laboratory research.
  • Neurosurgeon and co-directorUCSF Center for Minimally Invasive Skull Base (MISB) Surgery
    San Francisco, CA
    I am one of the founders and co-directors of the UCSF MISB Surgery Center where we perform over 30 operations per year in which minimally invasive approaches like the endonasal approach are used to resect skull base tumors.
  • Associate Professor In Residence, Step 1University of California
    San Francisco, CA
    Assistant Professor (2008-2012); Faculty Member,UCSF Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Graduate Program (2013-Present); Faculty Member, UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center (2009-present); Principal Investigator, Brain Tumor Research Center (2008-present)
  • InstructorMassachusetts General Hospital
  • Attending PhysicianMassachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA
    I served as a full time attending at the conclusion of my residency, when I performed 270 operations during the last 6 months of 2007

Dr. Aghi's Education & Medical Training

  • Massachusetts General HospitalMassachusetts General HospitalResidency, Neurological Surgery
  • Massachusetts General HospitalMassachusetts General HospitalResidency, General Surgery
  • Harvard Med SchHarvard Medical SchoolMedical School
  • Harvard UniversityHarvard UniversityOther Training, Ph.D., Neurosciences
  • Stanford UniversityStanford UniversityOther Training, B.S., Biological Sciences
  • Stanford UniversityStanford UniversityOther Training, M.S., Biological Sciences

Dr. Aghi's Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2007 - 2015
  • American Board of Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery, 2010

Dr. Aghi's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Marin Magazine[415] Top DoctorsMarin Magazine, 2011
  • UCSF Department of Neurological SurgeryHarold Rosegay Teaching AwardUCSF Department of Neurological Surgery, 2011
  • American Brian Tumor Association (ABTA)Young Investigator AwardAmerican Brian Tumor Association (ABTA), 2009
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Dr. Aghi's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • The prognostic implications of Hyman's subtype for patients with Kadish stage C esthesioneuroblastoma.Kaur G, Kane AJ, Sughrue ME, Madden M, Oh MC, Sun MZ, Safaee M, El-Sayed I, Aghi MK, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Parsa AT., Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 1/1/2013
  • Gliosarcoma arising from an oligodendroglioma (oligosarcoma).Hiniker A, Hagenkord JM, Powers MP, Aghi MK, Prados MD, Perry A., Clinical Neuropathology, 1/1/2013
  • Gene expression profile identifies mesenchymal tyrosine kinase c-Met as a targetable mediator of anti-angiogenic therapy resistance.Jahangiri A, Carbonell WS, De Lay M, Hu Y-L, Lu K, Paquette J, Tokuyasu TA, Tsao S, Chaumeil MM, Ronen SM, Bergers G, Aghi MK., Clinical Cancer Research, 1/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Tumors of the Central Nervous SystemChapter: Management of atypical meningiomas.Page 127 - 136
    Agarwalla PK, Aghi MK.
    Editors: Hayat MA.Springer Publishing Company, New York, NY
    Edition 1st ,2012
  • Schmidek and Sweet’s Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications, Methods, and ResultsChapter: Surgical management of cerebellar tumors in adults.Page 169 - 177
    Ngwenya LB, Baig M, Aghi MK, Chiocca EA.
    Editors: Quinones-Hinojosa A.WB Saunders, New York, NY
    Edition 6th ,2012
  • The Evidence for NeurosurgeryChapter: Surgical management of pituitary tumors.Page 211 - 226
    Oh M, Aghi MK.
    Editors: Benzel EC, Batjer HH, Steinmetz MP, Krishnaney A, Ghogawala Z.TFM Publishing LTD, United Kingdom
    Edition 1st ,2012
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  • Panelist for the "Pituitary Tumors" breakfast seminarAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons - 1/1/2014
  • Pituitary Disorders: Advances in Diagnosis and ManagementUniversity of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California - 9/27/2013
  • Pituitary Disorders: Advances in Diagnosis and ManagementUniversity of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California - 9/27/2013
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  • UCSF doctors use viruses to attack brain tumors.ABC Bay Area News
    ABC Bay Area News: UCSF Neurosurgeon Manish Aghi becomes the first in the country to deliver a thera - 7/1/2012
  • Neurosurgical Implications of Bevacizumab Therapy of Malignant Gliomas.Aghi M, Sneed PK, McDermott MW, Berger MS.
  • The healing power of pets.ABC Bay Area News
    ABC Bay Area News: UCSF Neurosurgeon Manish Aghi removes pituitary tumor from visually impaired pati - 4/1/2009

Dr. Aghi's Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group HMO/Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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