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Doris Wang


Neuroscience researcher and world traveler

Dr. Doris Wang is a neurosurgeon who specializes in surgery for patients with movement disorders, such as essential tremor, Parkinson's disease and dystonia, a condition in which involuntarily contracting muscles cause abnormal movements.

Wang uses deep brain stimulation devices – implantable devices that can send electric signals to specific areas of the brain – in her research to better understand the dynamics of neural networks that develop as humans learn motor skills. Her goal is to develop targeted treatments that restore motor skill learning in patients with brain diseases and injuries.

Wang earned her doctorate in neuroscience and her medical degree at UCSF, where she also completed a residency in neurosurgery. During her residency, she developed an interest in functional neurosurgery, which utilizes a variety of techniques to restore or improve brain function. Also at UCSF, she completed a fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, which involves using advanced imaging techniques such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to guide neurosurgical procedures.

A member of the UCSF community since 2004, Wang shares the institution's values and commitment to advancing patient care while deepening scientific understanding of neurological disorders. She belongs to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons and American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.

  • Education

    UCSF, PhD, Neuroscience, 2009

    UCSF, 2011

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Neurosurgery, 2017

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 2018

It is a privilege to care for and learn from patients.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    62 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 18, 2023
    Dr Wang was as I was told to expect. Very pleasant competent and a pleasure to speak with. All works out should be meeting her early next year. Something to truly look forward to!
    Sep 21, 2023
    Very pleased with Dr Wang. I did not feel rushed and felt that she listened to me. She explains everything fully and I feel very comfortable knowing that she is a very knowledgeable and compassionate physician.
    Sep 01, 2023
    I already have recommended her.
    Aug 30, 2023
    Dr. Du Wang was very attentive.
    Jun 16, 2023
    Very tactful
    May 31, 2023
    Very good
    May 26, 2023
    Dr. Wang has made a dramatic difference in our lives and we appreciate her magnificent surgical and communication skills in handling our issues.
    May 26, 2023
    Feb 18, 2023
    I was extremely impressed with Dr. Doris Wang.
    Dec 02, 2022
    My interaction with Dr. Doris Wang was very productive and worthwhile.
    Aug 10, 2022
    The entire experience was very professional and caring.
    Jul 28, 2022
    Excellent experience with the care provider.