Dean Chou, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||400 Parnassus Ave, UC Clinics |
San Francisco CA 94158
|University of California, San Francisco||M.D.||1995|| Medicine|
|The Johns Hopkins Hospital||Intern||1996||General Surgery|
|The Johns Hopkins Hospital||Resident||1997||Neurosurgery|
|The Johns Hopkins Hospital||Chief Resident||2002||Neurosurgery|
|Barrow Neurologic Institute||Spine Fellow||2003||Complex Spinal Surgery|
||2016||Best Doctors in America (8 consecutive years) |
||2015||Member, Advisory Board Member|
|The Global Spine Journal||2015
|Journal of Neurosurgery||2015
||2015||Cover Article, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine|
|Journal of Neurosurgery||2014
||2014||Cover Article, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine|
|Journal of Neurosurgery||2010
||2010||Cover Article, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine|
|Journal of Neurosurgery||2009
||2009||Cover Article, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine|
|Journal of Neurosurgery||2004
||2004||Cover Article, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine|
|University of California San Francisco||2015
||2015||Harold Rosegay Resident Teaching Award|
|University of California San Francisco||2007
||2007||Harold Rosegay Resident Teaching Award|
|Becker’s Spine Review||2014
||2014||Spine Surgeon to Know|
|Becker's Spine Review||2013
||2013||Spine Surgeon Leader to Know|
|Becker's Orthopedics & Pain Management||2012
||2012||208 Spine Surgeons & Specialists to Know|
||2007||Who's Who in American Teachers and Educators|
||2007||Who's Who in Science and Engineering|
|American Association of Neurological Surgeons||2000
||2002||AANS Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) Grant |
|Howard Hughes Medical Institute||1994
||1995||Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship |
Dr. Dean Chou specializes in the treatment of complex and difficult spinal disorders. He treats such disorders as adult scoliosis, spinal deformities, flat back syndrome, kyphosis, kyphoscoliosis, spinal tumors, primary bony tumors of the spinal column, and metastatic disease to the spine. He is an expert in minimally invasive applications to such complex spinal disorders, and he has had multiple peer-reviewed papers published, describing his techniques. Moreover, he is an expert in traditional, open surgery for such complex procedures as en bloc spondylectomy and sacral resections for tumors, and osteotomies for adult scoliosis and adult deformity. His research goal is to try to accomplish the same goals of open surgery with minimally invasive techniques, which hopefully can lead to less morbidity and better outcomes for patients.
After medical school at UCSF, Dr. Chou completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and then undertook a fellowship in complex spinal surgery at The Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and has been elected by his peers for the past 8 consecutive years to the organization, “Best Doctors in America.”
In addition to having published as either first or senior author in SPINE, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, and Neurosurgery, his publications have been featured 5 times as the cover article of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.
Dr. Chou is on the Advisory Board of the journal, SPINE, the Editorial Board of The Global Spine Journal, and on the Editorial Board for the journal, Neurosurgery. He has served for many years on the Scientific Program Committee for the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, as an abstract reviewer for such society meetings as the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and as faculty member for The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, The North American Spine Society, The Lumbar Spine Research Society, and the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves.
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