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Lee Tan


Complex spinal deformity surgeon

About me

Dr. Lee Tan is a neurosurgeon with expertise 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, lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Trained in neurological and orthopedic spine surgery, he can assess patients from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Tan's research interests include spinal biomechanics, motion-preservation surgical 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 Irving Medical Center.

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

  • 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

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

  • Languages


My training in both neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery allows me to evaluate spinal disorders from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Neurosurgery Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Spine Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Berkeley Outpatient Center

3100 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702

My reviews


Overall Experience
350 Reviews
very pleased with Dr. Tan. relieved he was nice. he was kind. considerate. very knowledgeable. helpful. he listened. showed us thoroughly on both of my MRI's the problem what he suggested. thoroughly informed us of surgery and spent all the time we needed. I'm very confident in having him as my surgeon. very impressed
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
348 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
348 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
336 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
346 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
344 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
348 Reviews