Manish Aghi

MD PhD

Neurosurgeon
Runner of the San Francisco half marathon since 2012

Dr. Manish Aghi is a neurosurgeon specializing in brain tumors at UCSF Medical Center. He cares for adult patients with a wide range of conditions, including astrocytomas and anaplastic astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, glioblastomas, meningiomas and pituitary adenomas. As principal investigator at the UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center, his interests include glioblastoma angiogenesis, mechanisms of glioblastoma resistance to anti-angiogenic therapy and experimental glioblastoma therapies such as cancer-killing viruses.

Aghi earned his medical degree and a doctoral degree in neurosciences from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of the Society for Neuro-Oncology, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and Pituitary Network Association. Among his honors are the Preuss and Mahaley awards from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the Ronald L. Bittner Award, Synthes Skull Base Award and Integra Foundation Award from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 2000

  • Residencies

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurosurgery, 2007

  • Board Certifications

    Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Professor

I have discovered much about cancer in my lab and operating room, but my patients have taught me what it means to be a good doctor.

Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews

    4.8

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    95 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    94 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    93 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    95 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    95 Ratings

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