Paul S. Larson


Neuromodulation surgeon, researcher and amateur chef

About me

Dr. Paul S. Larson is a neurosurgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. He is chief of neurosurgery and director of the Center for Advanced Neurosurgical Operative Procedures at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

Larson's research interests include the use of interventional MRI in deep brain stimulation surgery, the use of gene therapy to treat Parkinson's disease and the role of the basal ganglia (a specific group of neuron clusters in the brain) in hearing.

Larson earned his medical degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed a residency at the University of Louisville.

Larson has received two teaching awards at UCSF. He has also authored numerous articles and edited two textbooks on functional neurosurgery.

  • Education

    University of Arizona Medical School, 1995

  • Residencies

    University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Neurological Surgery, 2001

  • Fellowships

    University of Louisville, Surgery, 1996

  • Board Certifications

    Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

  • Academic Title