Lee Tan, MD

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Lee Tan is a neurosurgeon specializing in both minimally invasive and traditional open surgical techniques for patients with various spinal disorders. The conditions he treats include scoliosis, kyphosis, flat-back syndrome, chin-on-chest deformity, cervical disc herniation, cervical stenosis, ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and other spinal pathologies. Trained in neurological and orthopedic spine surgery, Tan can assess patients from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Tan's research interests include spinal biomechanics, motion preservation techniques and improving surgical outcomes for patients with spinal deformities.

Tan received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in neurological surgery at Rush University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in complex spine surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.

Tan is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and North American Spine Society.

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 Lee Tan

Additional Languages

Mandarin

Education

Indiana University School of Medicine 2010

Residencies

Rush University Medical Center GME, Neurosurgery 2016

Fellowships

Columbia University Medical Center, Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Spine 2017

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Tan LA, Benkli B, Tuchman A, Li XJ, Desai NN, Bottiglieri TS, Pavel J, Lenke LG, Lehman RA. High prevalence of greater trochanteric pain syndrome among patients presenting to spine clinic for evaluation of degenerative lumbar pathologies. J Clin Neurosci. 2018 Apr 20.
  2. Yerneni K, Burke JF, Tan LA. Letter: Epidural Steroid Injection-Induced Menorrhagia: An Under-recognized Complication Associated With a Common Spinal Intervention. Neurosurgery. 2018 Mar 30.
  3. Tan LA, Riew KD. Anterior Cervical Foraminotomy: 2-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Mar 29.

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