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Nalin Gupta

MD PhD

Chief, Pediatric Neurological Surgery, San Francisco
Pediatric neurosurgeon
West Coast enthusiast

Dr. Nalin Gupta, chief of pediatric neurological surgery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, is an expert in the evaluation and surgical management of neurological disorders in children, including epilepsy, brain tumors, hydrocephalus, and cranial and spinal birth defects.

Gupta's primary research focuses on the role of inflammation in brain tumor progression. He is a principal investigator of the Brain Tumor Research Center at UCSF. He also is involved in national clinical studies of brain tumors and the effectiveness of fetal surgery for spina bifida.

Gupta earned his medical degree and completed residency training in neurological surgery at the University of Toronto. He completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children. He also has a doctorate in biophysics from UCSF. He served as an attending neurosurgeon at the University of Chicago before coming to UCSF.

  • Education

    UCSF, Graduate Group in Biophysics, 1996

    University of Toronto School of Medicine, 1987

  • Residencies

    University of Toronto Hospital, Neurosurgery, 1997

  • Fellowships

    Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Pediatric Neurosurgery, 1998

  • Board Certifications

    Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Professor

I always put the kids first.

Clinics I work with (10)

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Craniofacial Center

Craniofacial Center

San Francisco / Oakland

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Fetal Treatment Center

Fetal Treatment Center

San Francisco / Oakland

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Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery (NICN)

Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery (NICN)

San Francisco / Oakland

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Neurosurgery Program

Neurosurgery Program

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

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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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Brain Tumor Program

Brain Tumor Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Walnut Creek

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Epilepsy Program

Epilepsy Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Greenbrae

Peripheral Nerve Clinic

Peripheral Nerve Clinic

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

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

Where I see patients (12)

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