Dr. Tarun Arora is a neurosurgeon who directs UCSF's extension neurosurgery practices at four Bay Area community hospitals. He cares for patients in UCSF's Greenbrae clinic and is director of neurosurgery at MarinHealth Medical Center. He specializes in instrumented surgery (using implements such as plates and rods) as well as minimally invasive techniques for degenerative and traumatic spinal disorders, brain and spinal tumors, intracerebral hemorrhage, stroke, head and spinal trauma, and other neurovascular disorders.

In his research, Arora addresses techniques to repair cerebrospinal fluid leakage at the skull base after brain surgery. He is also involved in developing rehabilitation protocols for spinal disorders, brain injuries and disorders affecting posture and balance.

Arora earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

  • Education

    Baylor School of Medicine, 2002

  • Residencies

    UCLA Medical Center, Neurological Surgery, 2008

  • Board Certifications

    Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Clinics I work with

California Center for Pituitary Disorders

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

Neurosurgery at Greenbrae

1100 S. Eliseo Dr., Suite 1
Greenbrae, CA 94904

My reviews


Overall Experience
204 Reviews
Dr. Arora is an exceptional doctor. I feel very confident in his care.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
202 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
203 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
195 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
201 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
199 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
201 Reviews