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UCSF Vascular Neurosurgery: Tale of Two Practices

UCSF Vascular Neurosurgery: Tale of Two Practices

A neurosurgeon uses images from 25 cases to explain and illustrate how he chooses between open surgery and endovascular options for treating vascular disorders in the brain, minimizes complications, and makes treatment as safe and effective as possible.

Multiple Myeloma: Cutting-Edge Induction and Maintenance Therapies Lead to Improved Response Rates and Survival for Newly Diagnosed Patients

Multiple Myeloma: Cutting-Edge Induction and Maintenance Therapies Lead to Improved Response Rates and Survival for Newly Diagnosed Patients

Take a deep dive into therapy options for newly diagnosed myeloma patients: whether three drugs are better than two, the case for lenalidomide maintenance therapy, the many improvements in induction treatment, the future of immunotherapy, and more.

Awake Spinal Surgery Treatment Options

Awake Spinal Surgery Treatment Options

Praveen Mummaneni, MD, provides an overview of lumbar spondylolisthesis, the advantages and disadvantages of fusion and non-fusion treatment, and outcome data for specific populations, including female, elderly and obese patients.

Mammography 101

Mammography 101

Bonnie Joe, MD explains the differences between screening and diagnostic mammography, shows evidence for screening, answers common questions about radiation risk and false positives and discusses digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography.

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Paul Garcia, MD

Paul Garcia, MD

Director of Clinical Epilepsy ServicesDr. Paul Garcia is a nationally recognized neurologist in the treatment of epilepsy and director of Clinical Epilepsy Services at UCSF Medical Center. His expertise covers a wide range of conditions and therapies, with a particular interest in treating...

Lee Tan, MD

Lee Tan, MD

NeurosurgeonDr. Lee Tan is a neurosurgeon specializing in both minimally invasive and traditional open surgical techniques for patients with various spinal disorders...

William Qubty, MD

William Qubty, MD

Pediatric Neurologist and Headache SpecialistDr. William Qubty is a pediatric neurologist and headache specialist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at UCSF. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Health...

Lauren Ostling, MD

Lauren Ostling, MD

Co-Director, Neuroscience CenterDr. Lauren Ostling is a neurosurgeon and co-director of the Neuroscience Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Her clinical specialties include spasticity, tethered cords, brain tumors, hydrocephalus and neurotrauma...

Nina Shah, MD

Nina Shah, MD

Hematologist OncologistDr. Nina Shah is a hematologist who specializes in the treatment of multiple myeloma, a type of cancer affecting the blood marrow. She treats patients at the Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic. Shah's areas of professional interest...

Heather Gibson Huddleston, MD

Heather Gibson Huddleston, MD

Fertility PhysicianDr. Heather Huddleston is an expert in reproductive endocrinology and fertility at the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health. She has a special interest in unexplained infertility, uterine disease and recurrent pregnancy loss. Huddleston is actively rese...