Geoffrey Manley, MD, PhD


Dr. Geoffrey T. Manley, a trauma neurosurgeon and an internationally recognized expert in neurotrauma, specializes in brain and spinal cord injury and neurocritical care. He is a leader in the rapidly growing field of advanced neuromonitoring and clinical informatics for critical care.

Manley is a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Cornell University Medical College, where he earned a medical degree and doctorate in neuroscience. He completed a residency in neurosurgery and a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biophysics at UCSF. Manley is a member of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences and the UCSF Center for Clinical and Translational Informatics. He has published over 120 manuscripts that reflect a wide range of research interests from molecular aspects of brain injury to the clinical care of head trauma patients. He has helped to define new molecular mechanisms of injury to the nervous system that may lead to new treatments for these devastating injuries. His many honors include the General Motors Trauma Research Award and Trauma Research Award from the American College of Surgeons. He has served as a consultant for the Prehospital Guidelines Committee for the World Health Organization and on a number of committees for the National Institutes of Health. He is chief of Neurosurgery at San Francisco General Hospital and a professor of neurosurgery at UCSF.

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Cornell University Medical College 1995


UCSF Medical Center 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Yue JK, Ordaz A, Winkler EA, Deng H, Suen CG, Burke JF, Chan AK, Manley GT, Dhall SS, Tarapore PE. Predictors of 30-day outcomes in octogenarians with traumatic C2 fractures undergoing surgery. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jun 07.
  2. Wickwire E, Schnyer DM, Germain A, Williams S, Lettieri C, McKeon A, Scharf S, Stocker R, Albrecht JS, Badjatia N, Markowitz A, Manley G. Sleep, sleep disorders, and circadian health following mild traumatic brain injury: Review and research agenda. J Neurotrauma. 2018 Jun 07.
  3. Ngwenya LB, Gardner RC, Yue JK, Burke JF, Ferguson AR, Huang MC, Winkler EA, Pirracchio R, Satris GG, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT. Concordance of common data elements for assessment of subjective cognitive complaints after mild-traumatic brain injury: a TRACK-TBI Pilot Study. Brain Inj. 2018 Jun 04; 1-8.

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