Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery - University of Southern California, 2011; Fellowship - Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2010; Residency in Neurological Surgery - University of Southern California, 2009; Medicine - University of California of San Francisco, 2004


Dr. Gabriel Zada specializes in brain tumor and pituitary surgery, and is the Director of Endoscopic Cranial Base Surgery at USC. Dr. Zada did his undergraduate education in Neurobiology at UC Berkeley, and then went on to receive a medical degree at UC San Francisco. Dr. Zada did his neurosurgical residency training at LA County-USC Medical Center, and then went on to complete a fellowship in Endoscopic Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Following this he spent several additional months learning advanced endoscopic cranial base surgery in Naples, Italy. Dr. Zada has developed a keen interest in brain and pituitary tumors, and specializes in endoscopic transsphenoidal and advanced cranial base surgery, open skull base surgery, and neuro-oncology. He plans to study the process of tumor invasion and atypical behavior in pituitary adenomas via integrative genomic and epigenetic next-generation sequencing techniques.

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