Gabriel Zada, MD
Dr. Zada is a board-certified neurosurgeon and internationally recognized expert in brain, skull base and pituitary tumor surgery, as well as a variety of endoscopic and minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques. Dr. Zada has treated over 2,000 patients with brain and skull base tumors using both minimally invasive and open cranial approaches. As Director of the USC Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Program, Dr. Zada directs a comprehensive minimally invasive cranial surgery program including endoscopic skull base/pituitary surgery, exoscopic minimally invasive parafascicular surgery (MIPS) and intraventricular neuro-endoscopy. He also co-directs the USC Radiosurgery Center and performs both Gamma Knife and TrueBeam Radiosurgery. Dr. Zada has a keen clinical and academic interest in brain and skull base tumor surgery and has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles on various topics, mostly relating to brain/pituitary tumors and skull base surgery. He co-authored and edited the textbook entitled “The Atlas of Sellar and Parasellar Lesions”, which has been downloaded over 140,000 times. He is an NIH-funded principal investigator whose research laboratory at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute focuses on the genomics and epigenetics of brain and pituitary tumors. Dr. Zada serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Neurosurgery.