Robert Dodd, MD, PhD

Cerebrovascular neurosurgeon, Interventional neuroradiologist, Pituitary tumors neurosurgeon

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Radiology at the Stanford University Medical Center

Brain Aneurysm Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Pituitary Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-721-1020
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Stroke Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Vascular Malformations Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
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Interventional Neuroradiology Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Moyamoya Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-5575
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Neurocritical Care Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 866-742-4811
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Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-0084
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Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at Advanced Medicine Center Building

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-0084
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Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at Boswell Building

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (06/2007) CA

Board Certification: Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (2012)

Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (6/2005) CA

Fellowship: Prince of Wales Private Hospital (09/01/2007)

Internship: Stanford University Medical Center (1999) CA

Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1998) CA

PhD, Stanford University, Neuroscience, Neurobiology (1998)

MD/PhD, Stanford University, M.D. (1998)

BS, Mass. Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering (1990)

Honors & Awards

Illinois State Scholar, Illinois State Scholar Program (1986)

National Achievement Commended Scholar, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (1986)

Dupont Academic Achievement Award, Dupont (1988)

Dupont Academic Achievement Award, Duracell/National Urban League (1989)

Travel Fellowship Award, National Eye Institute (1995)

Travel Grant, 1998 Association for Academic Minority Physicians (1998)

Research Grant, Giannini Family Foundation (2002)

Research Grant, AANS/NREF (2002)

Administrative Appointments

MIT Educational Council, Mass. Institute of Technology (2002 - Present)

Clinical characteristics and pituitary dysfunction in patients with metastatic cancer to the sella.
Ariel, D., Sung, H., Coghlan, N., Dodd, R., Gibbs, I. C., & Katznelson, L. (2013). Clinical characteristics and pituitary dysfunction in patients with metastatic cancer to the sella. Endocrine practice , 19(6), 914-919.

Delayed Retraction of the Pipeline Embolization Device and Corking Failure: Pitfalls of Pipeline Embolization Device Placement in the Setting of a Ruptured Aneurysm
McTaggart, R. A., Santarelli, J. G., Marcelus, M. L., Steinberg, G. K., Dodd, R. L., & Marks, M. P. (2013). Delayed Retraction of the Pipeline Embolization Device and Corking Failure: Pitfalls of Pipeline Embolization Device Placement in the Setting of a Ruptured Aneurysm. NEUROSURGERY, 72(6), 237-237.

Delayed retraction of the pipeline embolization device and corking failure: pitfalls of pipeline embolization device placement in the setting of a ruptured aneurysm.
McTaggart, R. A., Santarelli, J. G., Marcellus, M. L., Steinberg, G. K., Dodd, R. L., & Marks, M. P. (2013). Delayed retraction of the pipeline embolization device and corking failure: pitfalls of pipeline embolization device placement in the setting of a ruptured aneurysm. Neurosurgery, 72(2), onsE245-51.

Detection of inferolateral trunk syndrome by neuromonitoring during catheter angiography with provocative testing.
Le, S., Dodd, R., López, J., Nguyen, V., Cho, S. C., & Lee, L. (2013). Detection of inferolateral trunk syndrome by neuromonitoring during catheter angiography with provocative testing. Journal of neurointerventional surgery, 5(2).

Initial investigation of F-18-NaF PET/CT for identification of vertebral sites amenable to surgical revision after spinal fusion surgery
Quon, A., Dodd, R., Iagaru, A., de Abreu, M. R., Hennemann, S., & Sprinz, C. (2012). Initial investigation of F-18-NaF PET/CT for identification of vertebral sites amenable to surgical revision after spinal fusion surgery. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING, 39(11), 1737-1744.

Safety and efficacy of NA-1 in patients with iatrogenic stroke after endovascular aneurysm repair (ENACT): a phase 2, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Hill, M. D., Martin, R. H., Mikulis, D., Wong, J. H., Silver, F. L., & Tymianski, M. (2012). Safety and efficacy of NA-1 in patients with iatrogenic stroke after endovascular aneurysm repair (ENACT): a phase 2, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. LANCET NEUROLOGY, 11(11), 942-950.

Sex Differences in Clinical Presentation and Treatment Outcomes in Moyamoya Disease
Khan, N., Achrol, A. S., Guzman, R., Burns, T. C., Dodd, R., & Steinberg, G. K. (2012). Sex Differences in Clinical Presentation and Treatment Outcomes in Moyamoya Disease. NEUROSURGERY, 71(3), 587-593.

A Simplified Method for Administration of Intra-Arterial Nicardipine for Vasospasm With Cervical Catheter Infusion
Pandey, P., Steinberg, G. K., Dodd, R., Do, H. M., & Marks, M. P. (2012). A Simplified Method for Administration of Intra-Arterial Nicardipine for Vasospasm With Cervical Catheter Infusion. NEUROSURGERY, 71, 77-85.

Multimodality management of Spetzler-Martin Grade III arteriovenous malformations
Pandey, P., Marks, M. P., Harraher, C. D., Westbroek, E. M., Chang, S. D., & Steinberg, G. K. (2012). Multimodality management of Spetzler-Martin Grade III arteriovenous malformations. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 116(6), 1279-1288.

Concurrent stenoocclusive disease of intracranial and extracranial arteries in a patient with polycythemia vera.
Hua, L. H., Dodd, R. L., & Schwartz, N. E. (2012). Concurrent stenoocclusive disease of intracranial and extracranial arteries in a patient with polycythemia vera. Case reports in medicine, 2012, 151767-?.

The dynamics of post-operative plasma ACTH values following transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease
Srinivasan, L., Laws, E. R., Dodd, R. L., Monita, M. M., Tannenbaum, C. E., & Katznelson, L. (2011). The dynamics of post-operative plasma ACTH values following transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease. PITUITARY, 14(4), 312-317.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Yields Long-term Control for Benign Intradural, Extramedullary Spinal Tumors
Sachdev, S., Dodd, R. L., Chang, S. D., Soltys, S. G., Adler, J. R., & Gibbs, I. C. (2011). Stereotactic Radiosurgery Yields Long-term Control for Benign Intradural, Extramedullary Spinal Tumors. NEUROSURGERY, 69(3), 533-539.

Intraoperative Angiography for Cranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
Pandey, P., Steinberg, G. K., Westbroek, E. M., Dodd, R., Do, H. M., & Marks, M. P. (2011). Intraoperative Angiography for Cranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistula. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, 32(6), 1091-1095.

Predictors of Clinical and Angiographic Outcome After Surgical or Endovascular Therapy of Very Large and Giant Intracranial Aneurysms
Darsaut, T. E., Darsaut, N. M., Chang, S. D., Silverberg, G. D., Shuer, L. M., & Steinberg, G. K. (2011). Predictors of Clinical and Angiographic Outcome After Surgical or Endovascular Therapy of Very Large and Giant Intracranial Aneurysms. NEUROSURGERY, 68(4), 903-915.

TECHNIQUE FOR TARGETING ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS USING FRAMELESS IMAGE-GUIDED ROBOTIC RADIOSURGERY
Hristov, D., Liu, L., Adler, J. R., Gibbs, I. C., Moore, T., & Do, H. M. (2011). TECHNIQUE FOR TARGETING ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS USING FRAMELESS IMAGE-GUIDED ROBOTIC RADIOSURGERY. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 79(4), 1232-1240.

Failure of Primary Percutaneous Angioplasty and Stenting in the Prevention of Ischemia in Moyamoya Angiopathy
Khan, N., Dodd, R., Marks, M. P., Bell-Stephens, T., Vavao, J., & Steinberg, G. K. (2011). Failure of Primary Percutaneous Angioplasty and Stenting in the Prevention of Ischemia in Moyamoya Angiopathy. CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, 31(2), 147-153.

Frameless image guided robotic radiosurgery of arteriovenous malformation localized on spatially correlated digital subtraction and C-arm CT angiography images
Hristov, D., Adler, J. R., Gibbs, I. C., Dodd, R., Marks, M., & Do, H. M. (2010). Frameless image guided robotic radiosurgery of arteriovenous malformation localized on spatially correlated digital subtraction and C-arm CT angiography images. JOURNAL OF NEUROINTERVENTIONAL SURGERY, 2(3), 252-254.

Successful treatment of severe cerebral vasospasm following hemorrhage of an arteriovenous malformation
Pendharkar, A. V., Guzman, R., Dodd, R., Cornfield, D., & Edwards, M. Sb. (2009). Successful treatment of severe cerebral vasospasm following hemorrhage of an arteriovenous malformation. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-PEDIATRICS, 4(3), 266-269.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Kelly, M. E., Dodd, R., & Steinberg, G. K. (2009). Subarachnoid hemorrhage. Handbook of clinical neurology, 93, 791-808.

Image-guided robotic radiosurgery for spinal metastases
Gibbs, I. C., Kamnerdsupaphon, P., Ryu, M.-R., Dodd, R., Kiernan, M., & Adler, J. R. (2007). Image-guided robotic radiosurgery for spinal metastases. RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY, 82(2), 185-190.

Cyberknife radiosurgery for benign intradural extramedullary spinal tumors
Dodd, R. L., Ryu, M. R., Kamnerdsupaphon, P., Gibbs, I. C., Chang, S. D., & Adler, J. R. (2006). Cyberknife radiosurgery for benign intradural extramedullary spinal tumors. NEUROSURGERY, 58(4), 674-684.

Oxidative stress and neuronal death/survival signaling in cerebral ischemia
Saito, A., Maier, C. M., Narasimhan, P., Nishi, T., Song, Y. S., & Chan, P. H. (2005). Oxidative stress and neuronal death/survival signaling in cerebral ischemia. MOLECULAR NEUROBIOLOGY, 31(1-3), 105-116.

Damage to the endoplasmic reticulum and activation of apoptotic machinery by oxidative stress in ischemic neurons
Hayashi, T., Saito, A., Okuno, S., Ferrand-Duke, M., Dodd, R. L., & Chan, P. H. (2005). Damage to the endoplasmic reticulum and activation of apoptotic machinery by oxidative stress in ischemic neurons. JOURNAL OF CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW AND METABOLISM, 25(1), 41-53.

Recoverin regulates light-dependent phosphodiesterasc activity in retinal rods
Makino, C. L., Dodd, R. L., Chen, J., Burns, M. E., Roca, A., & Baylor, D. A. (2004). Recoverin regulates light-dependent phosphodiesterasc activity in retinal rods. JOURNAL OF GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY, 123(6), 729-741.

Oxidative injury to the endoplasmic reticulum in mouse brains after transient focal ischemia
Hayashi, T., Saito, A., Okuno, S., Ferrand-Drake, M., Dodd, R. L., & Chan, P. H. (2004). Oxidative injury to the endoplasmic reticulum in mouse brains after transient focal ischemia. NEUROBIOLOGY OF DISEASE, 15(2), 229-239.

Oxidative damage to the endoplasmic reticulum is implicated in ischemic neuronal cell death
Hayashi, T., Saito, A., Okuno, S., Ferrand-Drake, M., Dodd, R. L., & Chan, P. H. (2003). Oxidative damage to the endoplasmic reticulum is implicated in ischemic neuronal cell death. JOURNAL OF CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW AND METABOLISM, 23(10), 1117-1128.

Spontaneous resolution of a prepontine arachnoid cyst - Case report and review of the literature
Dodd, R. L., Barnes, P. D., & Huhn, S. L. (2002). Spontaneous resolution of a prepontine arachnoid cyst - Case report and review of the literature. PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, 37(3), 152-157.

Prolonged photoresponses in transgenic mouse rods lacking arrestin
Xu, J., Dodd, R. L., Makino, C. L., Simon, M. I., Baylor, D. A., & Chen, J. (1997). Prolonged photoresponses in transgenic mouse rods lacking arrestin. NATURE, 389(6650), 505-509.

Multiple visual pigments in a photoreceptor of the salamander retina
Makino, C. L., & Dodd, R. L. (1996). Multiple visual pigments in a photoreceptor of the salamander retina. JOURNAL OF GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY, 108(1), 27-34.

"Phospholipase C beta-4 is involved in modulating the visual response in mice
Jiang, H., Lyubarsky, A, Dodd, RL, & D. (1996). "Phospholipase C beta-4 is involved in modulating the visual response in mice. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93, 14598-601.