Manish Aghi

PhD MD

Neurosurgeon
Runner of the San Francisco half marathon since 2012

About me

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.

Brain Tumor Center

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

California Center for Pituitary Disorders

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

Neurosurgery Clinic

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

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