Brian D. Toyota, MD

Brian Toyota, MD


Director, Neurosurgery at Regional Medical Center of San Jose

Specialties: neuro-oncology, radiosurgery, laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT)

Dr. Brian D. Toyota is a neurosurgeon with subspecialty skills in neuro-oncology, radiosurgery, laser ablation therapies, surgical leadership and neurosurgical innovation and technology research. His portfolio includes several leadership roles in neurosurgery, locally and nationally. Dr. Toyota has been a strong advocate for the brain tumor population and their fight to find a cure.

Dr. Toyota went to McGill University medical school in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and completed his neurosurgical training at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario- under the tutelage of Dr. Charles Drake, Dr. Skip Peerless, Dr. John Girvin and Dr. Rolando Del Maeastro among others.

His current focus is technology research, laser ablation, and expanding access to the highest levels of neurosurgical care to the South Bay Area.

Education and Training

1984: McGill Medical School
1993: Neurosurgery, University of Western Ontario
2019: Surgical Leadership, Harvard Medical School

Academic Positions

1995-2002: Program Director, Neurosurgery, University of British Columbia
2013-2018: Division Head, Neurosurgery, University of British Columbia
2022-present: Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Selected Awards

1996-2013: Co-chair, Radiosurgery Program, British Columbia Cancer Agency
2003-2012: Provincial Chair, Neuro-oncology, British Columbia Cancer Agency
2012-2013: President, Canadian Neurosurgical Society
2012-2014: President, Neurosurgery, British Columbia Medical Association
2017-2019: Co-chair, Neurosurgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada