UCSF neurosurgeon Philip Theodosopoulos, MD

Philip Theodosopoulos, MD


Director, Skull Base Tumor Program
Co-Director, Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Laboratory

Specialties: Adult brain tumors, including acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, and tumors of the skull base

Dr. Theodosopoulos specializes in treating patients with skull base lesions, particularly acoustic neuromas and malignant tumors. He has extensive expertise in the minimally invasive, endoscopic treatment of pituitary adenomas and chordomas and has been a pioneer in the development of new surgical approaches to the skull base.

Dr. Theodosopoulos served as the co-principal investigator for the largest prospective multi-center trial of the surgical treatment of acoustic neuromas, and currently serving on the Medical Advisory Board of the Acoustic Neuroma Association. He has been faculty on more than 50 national and international surgical courses and serves on the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Education Committee.


Education & Training

1992: BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1996: MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
1996-1997: Internship, General Surgery, UCSF
1997-2002: Residency in Neurosurgery, UCSF
1998: Outcomes Research And Clinical Epidemiology (ORACLE),UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics  
2002-2003: Fellowship in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery, Brigham and Women's and Children's Hospital

Academic Positions

2003-2013: Director, Division of Skull Base Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati
2003-2013: Clinical Director, Goodyear Microsurgery Laboratory, Departments of Neurosurgery and ENT, University of Cincinnati
2003-2013: Director, Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati
2003-2009: Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati
2008-2013: Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati
2009-2013: Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati
2013-Present: Professor and Vice Chair of Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Selected Awards

2013: Visiting Lecturer, Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor School of Medicine, Houston, TX
2010: Khatib Lecturer and Visiting Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2006: Franklin M. Rizer Lecturer, American Neuro-otology Society, Fall Scientific Meeting, Toronto, Canada
1997: Honorable mention for outstanding teaching in surgical core clerkship UCSF, Department of Surgery
1996: Dean’s award for Distinguished Research in Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine
1993: Hellenic Medical and Dental Association award for excellence in the Health Sciences
1993: Medical Scholars scholarship, Stanford University School of Medicine