Dr. Jarod Roland is a neurosurgeon who cares for children of all ages. He addresses a wide variety of neurological conditions, including brain and spinal cord tumors, Chiari malformation (a structural birth defect of the brain), medically refractory epilepsy (when medications fail to control seizures), spinal dysraphisms (such as spina bifida), head and spine injuries, intracranial hemorrhage and hydrocephalus. He uses a number of surgical approaches, from traditional open procedures to less invasive options. To ensure the best treatment plan for an individual, he collaborates with patients, their families and a team that includes specialists from many disciplines.

Roland's research seeks a better understanding of how brain networks adapt and react to changes caused by tumors, epilepsy or other conditions. In particular, he studies how children's brains reorganize after neurosurgery. His tools include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electrical recordings of brain activity.

Roland earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He completed a residency in neurological surgery and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

  • Education

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MD, 2011

  • Residencies

    Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Neurological Surgery, 2018

  • Fellowships

    Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2019

The opportunity to care for pediatric patients as a neurosurgeon is a privilege, and the insight gained through patient-centered research is a gift.

Clinics I work with

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Brain Tumor Program

Brain Tumor Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Walnut Creek

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Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) Clinic

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Neurosurgery Program

Neurosurgery Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Los Gatos / Greenbrae / Modesto / Sacramento /...

Cerebrovascular & Stroke Program

Cerebrovascular & Stroke Program

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Spina Bifida Program

Spina Bifida Program

Oakland / San Francisco

Fetal surgery firsts

The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.

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