Michael C. Huang, MD


Dr. Michael Huang is a neurosurgeon who specializes in disorders of the brain including tumors and vascular lesions. Huang has extensive training in the management of meningiomas, pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas, aneurysms, vascular malformations, extracranial carotid diseases, cerebral revascularization and trigeminal neuralgia.

In his research, Huang studies traumatic injuries to the neurological system and neurocritical care. He is particularly interested in advanced neuro-monitoring for traumatic brain injury and spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage, skull base fractures and endocrinological disturbances following trauma. He also is interested in surgical approaches to diseases of the cranial base, including the use of minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques. Huang earned a medical degree at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He completed a skull base and cerbrovascular fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is an associate professor of Neurological Surgery at UCSF.


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.

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Michael C. Huang


Weill Medical College of Cornell University 2003


Georgetown University Medical Center, Neurosurgery 2009


University of South Florida, Skull Base and Cerebrovascular 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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.
  2. Ngwenya LB, Suen CG, Tarapore PE, Manley GT, Huang MC. Safety and cost efficiency of a restrictive transfusion protocol in patients with traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg. 2018 May; 128(5):1530-1537.
  3. Tarapore PE, Vassar MJ, Cooper S, Lay T, Galletly J, Manley GT, Huang MC. Establishing a Traumatic Brain Injury Program of Care: Benchmarking Outcomes after Institutional Adoption of Evidence-Based Guidelines. J Neurotrauma. 2016 Nov 15; 33(22):2026-2033.

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