Philip Theodosopoulos, MD

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Philip Theodosopoulos is director of the Skull Base Tumor Program and a professor and vice chairman of neurological surgery at UCSF. Before joining UCSF, Theodosopoulos served as the director of Skull Base Surgery at the University of Cincinnati for 10 years.

Theodosopoulos' primary clinical interests involve the treatment of skull base lesions, particularly acoustic neuromas and malignancies, as well as minimally invasive approaches to the skull base. He served as the co-principal investigator for the largest prospective multi-center trial of the surgical treatment of acoustic neuromas, and currently serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Acoustic Neuroma Association. Theodosopoulos also has extensive expertise in the endoscopic treatment of pituitary adenomas and chordomas and has been a pioneer in the development of new surgical approaches to the skull base.

Theodosopoulos completed his undergraduate work at MIT and medical school at Stanford University. He completed his neurosurgical training at UCSF and a fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University.

He has been faculty on more than 50 national and international surgical courses and serves on the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Education Committee. Theodosopoulos also has extensive expertise in the field of outcomes research, having completed the UCSF Outcome Research and Clinical Epidemiology full curriculum as a resident and having remained involved in outcomes research at the local and national level.

Clinics

Brain Tumor Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2966
Fax: (415) 353-2167

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

California Center for Pituitary Disorders
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (866) 559-5543
or (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

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

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

Professor

More about Philip Theodosopoulos

Education

Stanford University School of Medicine 1996

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Neurosurgery 2002

Fellowships

Brigham and Women's Hospital , Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Pekmezci M, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Goode B, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Bastian BC, Chamyan G, Maher OM, Khatib Z, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Samuel D, Mueller S, Banerjee A, Clarke JL, Cooney T, Torkildson J, Gupta N, Theodosopoulos P, Chang EF, Berger M, Bollen AW, Perry A, Tihan T, Solomon DA. The genetic landscape of ganglioglioma. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2018 Jun 07; 6(1):47.
  2. Chandra A, Rick JW, Dalle Ore C, Lau D, Nguyen AT, Carrera D, Bonte A, Molinaro AM, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Aghi MK. Disparities in health care determine prognosis in newly diagnosed glioblastoma. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Jun; 44(6):E16.
  3. Dayani F, Young JS, Bonte A, Chang EF, Theodosopoulos P, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Aghi MK. Safety and outcomes of resection of butterfly glioblastoma. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Jun; 44(6):E4.

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