Jarod Roland, MD, pediatric neurosurgeon

Jarod Roland, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Specialties: Pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors

Dr. Roland is a neurosurgeon who cares for children of all ages. He addresses a wide variety of neurological conditions, including brain and spinal cord tumors. He uses a number of surgical approaches, from traditional open procedures to less invasive options. To ensure the best treatment plan for an individual, he collaborates with patients, their families and a team that includes specialists from many disciplines.

Roland's research seeks a better understanding of how brain networks adapt and react to changes caused by tumors, epilepsy or other conditions. In particular, he studies how children's brains reorganize after neurosurgery. His tools include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electrical recordings of brain activity.


Education and Training

2011: MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
2015-2016: Specialist Registrar in Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
2011-2018: Residency, Neurosurgery, Washington University in St. Louis
2018-2019: Fellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Washington University in St. Louis

Academic Positions

2019-Present: Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Selected Awards

2018: High Five Recognition for Clinical Care, St. Louis Children's Hospital
2018: Finalist for James L. O'Leary Prize for Research in Neuroscience, Washington University in St. Louis
2017: Quality Improvement Research Project Award, Department of Neurological Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis