Aaron Clark, MD, PhD

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Aaron Clark is a neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive outpatient procedures for lumbar and cervical herniated discs and stenosis, as well as minimally invasive lumbar fusion surgery. Minimally invasive spine procedures are associated with shorter recovery times and less postoperative pain than standard surĀ¬geries, and almost all patients can return home the same day.

Clark earned his medical and postdoctoral degrees from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his neurosurgery residency at UCSF, where he developed his interest in spine surgery and began publishing research on spinal oncology, spine biomechanics, spinal deformity and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring during spine surgery. In 2014, he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive spine surgery at the Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute in Memphis, Tenn., under the mentorship of Dr. Kevin Foley, a pioneer of minimally invasive spine surgery.

Clinics

Berkeley Outpatient Center
3100 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: (510) 985-5020

Neurosurgery Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Spine Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0332
Phone: (866) 81-SPINE or
(866) 817-7463
Neurospine : (415) 353-2739
Neuro-spine Fax: (415) 353-2176
Ortho-spine Fax: (415) 353-4047

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Aaron Clark

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine 2008

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Neurosurgery 2014

Fellowships

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery 2015

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Safaee MM, Zarkowsky D, Eichler CM, Pekmezci M, Clark AJ. Management of aortic injury during minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion. Eur Spine J. 2018 May 07.
  2. Safaee MM, Clark AJ, Burkhardt JK, Winkler EA, Lawton MT. Timing, severity of deficits, and clinical improvement after surgery for spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Apr 20; 1-7.
  3. Dumont RA, Keen NN, Bloomer CW, Schwartz BS, Talbott J, Clark AJ, Wilson DM, Chin CT. Clinical Utility of Diffusion-Weighted Imaging in Spinal Infections. Clin Neuroradiol. 2018 Mar 26.

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