Lawrence Shuer, MD

Neurosurgeon

Epilepsy neurosurgeon, Spine neurosurgeon, Pain neurosurgeon, Neuro-oncologist

Brain Tumor Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Neurological Spine Disorders Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Brain Tumor Center at the Advanced Medicine Center, Clinic D

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Brain Tumor Center at the Neuroscience Clinic, Boswell Building

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
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Professional Education

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1984) CA

Board Certification: Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (1986)

Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1979) CA

Medical Education: University of Michigan School of Medicine (1978) MI

B.A., Univeristy of Michigan, Biomedical Sciences (1975)

M.D., University of Michigan, Medicine (1978)

Administrative Appointments

Associate Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine - Neurosurgery, 2004

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Stanford School of Medicine, 1996

Chief of Staff, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, 1996

Rehospitalization and emergency department use rates before and after vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy: use of state databases to provide longitudinal data across multiple clinical settings.
Kalanithi, P. Sa., Arrigo, R. T., Tran, P., Gephart, M. H., Shuer, L., & Boakye, M. (2014). Rehospitalization and emergency department use rates before and after vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy: use of state databases to provide longitudinal data across multiple clinical settings. Neuromodulation , 17(1), 60-65.

Neurosurgical interventions for spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita: clinical presentation and assessment of the literature.
Veeravagu, A., Lad, S. P., Camara-Quintana, J. Q., Jiang, B., & Shuer, L. (2013). Neurosurgical interventions for spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita: clinical presentation and assessment of the literature. World neurosurgery, 80(3-4), 437 e1-8.

Fungal infection of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: histoplasmosis diagnosis and treatment.
Veeravagu, A., Ludwig, C., Camara-Quintana, J. Q., Jiang, B., Lad, N., & Shuer, L. (2013). Fungal infection of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: histoplasmosis diagnosis and treatment. World neurosurgery, 80(1-2), 222 e5-222 e13.

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.

Episodic encephalopathy due to an occult spinal vascular malformation complicated by superficial siderosis
Gonella, M. C., Fischbein, N. J., Lane, B., Shuer, L. M., & Greicius, M. D. (2010). Episodic encephalopathy due to an occult spinal vascular malformation complicated by superficial siderosis. CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, 112(1), 82-84.

Two-year-old girl with cervicomedullary junction stenosis and an unknown type of skeletal dysplasia
Cheshier, S. H., Kalani, M. Y. S., Pendakaur, A., Higgins, D., Kahn, D., & Shuer, L. (2008). Two-year-old girl with cervicomedullary junction stenosis and an unknown type of skeletal dysplasia. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-PEDIATRICS, 2(3), 200-202.

Intracerebral hemorrhage caused by cerebral amyloid angiopathy in a 53-year-old man
Campbell, D. M., Bruins, S., Vogel, H., Shuer, L. M., & Wijman, C. Ac. (2008). Intracerebral hemorrhage caused by cerebral amyloid angiopathy in a 53-year-old man. JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, 255(4), 597-598.

Primary paraspinal leiomyosarcoma invading the cervical spinal canal successfully treated with surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy - Case report
Lehman, N. L., Jacobs, C. D., Holsten, P. A., Jaikumar, S., Lehman, T. D., & Shuer, L. M. (2007). Primary paraspinal leiomyosarcoma invading the cervical spinal canal successfully treated with surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy - Case report. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, 6(5), 441-446.

Comparison of endovascular and surface cooling during unruptured cerebral aneurysm repair
Steinberg, G. K., Ogilvy, C. S., Shuer, L. M., Connolly, E. S., Solomon, R. A., & Allgren, R. L. (2004). Comparison of endovascular and surface cooling during unruptured cerebral aneurysm repair. NEUROSURGERY, 55(2), 307-314.

Idiopathic giant-cell granulomatous hypophysitis - Report of a case with autopsy follow-up
Wilson, J. D., Jacobs, M., Shuer, L., Atlas, S., & Horoupian, D. S. (2000). Idiopathic giant-cell granulomatous hypophysitis - Report of a case with autopsy follow-up. CLINICAL NEUROPATHOLOGY, 19(6), 300-304.

Current source density analysis of synaptic generators of human interictal spike
Heit, G., Ulbert, I., Halgren, E., Karmos, G., & Shuer, L. (1999). Current source density analysis of synaptic generators of human interictal spike. Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, 73(1-4), 116.

Intracranial ictal recordings in mesial frontal lobe epilepsy
Toczek, M. T., Morrell, M. J., Risinger, M. W., & Shuer, L. (1997). Intracranial ictal recordings in mesial frontal lobe epilepsy. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 14(6), 499-506.

Central neurocytoma: One associated with a fourth ventricular PNET/medulloblastoma and the second mixed with adipose tissue
Horoupian, D. S., Shuster, D. L., KAARSOOHERRICK, M., & Shuer, L. M. (1997). Central neurocytoma: One associated with a fourth ventricular PNET/medulloblastoma and the second mixed with adipose tissue. HUMAN PATHOLOGY, 28(9), 1111-1114.

MULTIPLE-SUTURE SYNOSTOSIS SUBSEQUENT TO VENTRICULAR SHUNTING
Schendel, S. A., & Shuer, L. M. (1994). MULTIPLE-SUTURE SYNOSTOSIS SUBSEQUENT TO VENTRICULAR SHUNTING. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 93(5), 1073-1077.

PLEOMORPHIC GRANULAR-CELL ASTROCYTOMA OF THE PINEAL-GLAND
Snipes, G. J., Horoupian, D. S., Shuer, L. M., & Silverberg, G. D. (1992). PLEOMORPHIC GRANULAR-CELL ASTROCYTOMA OF THE PINEAL-GLAND. CANCER, 70(8), 2159-2165.

STEREOTAXIC HELIUM ION BRAGG PEAK RADIOSURGERY FOR INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS-MALFORMATIONS - DETAILED CLINICAL AND NEURORADIOLOGICAL OUTCOME
Steinberg, G. K., FABRIKANT, J. I., Marks, M. P., Levy, R. P., Frankel, K. A., & Silverberg, G. D. (1991). STEREOTAXIC HELIUM ION BRAGG PEAK RADIOSURGERY FOR INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS-MALFORMATIONS - DETAILED CLINICAL AND NEURORADIOLOGICAL OUTCOME. STEREOTACTIC AND FUNCTIONAL NEUROSURGERY, 57(1-2), 36-49.

Maternally administered esmolol decreases fetal as well as maternal heart rate.
LARSON, C. P., Shuer, L. M., & Cohen, S. E. (1990). Maternally administered esmolol decreases fetal as well as maternal heart rate. Journal of clinical anesthesia, 2(6), 427-429.

OCCULT VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS OF THE OPTIC CHIASM - MAGNETIC-RESONANCE-IMAGING DIAGNOSIS AND SURGICAL LASER RESECTION
Steinberg, G. K., Marks, M. P., Shuer, L. M., SOGG, R. L., Enzmann, D. R., & Silverberg, G. D. (1990). OCCULT VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS OF THE OPTIC CHIASM - MAGNETIC-RESONANCE-IMAGING DIAGNOSIS AND SURGICAL LASER RESECTION. NEUROSURGERY, 27(3), 466-470.

STEREOTAXIC HEAVY-CHARGED-PARTICLE BRAGG-PEAK RADIATION FOR INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS-MALFORMATIONS
Steinberg, G. K., FABRIKANT, J. I., Marks, M. P., Levy, R. P., Frankel, K. A., & Silverberg, G. D. (1990). STEREOTAXIC HEAVY-CHARGED-PARTICLE BRAGG-PEAK RADIATION FOR INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS-MALFORMATIONS. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 323(2), 96-101.

EFFECT OF HYPERGLYCEMIA ON NEURONAL CHANGES IN A RABBIT MODEL OF FOCAL CEREBRAL-ISCHEMIA
KRAFT, S. A., Larson, C. P., Shuer, L. M., Steinberg, G. K., BENSON, G. V., & Pearl, R. G. (1990). EFFECT OF HYPERGLYCEMIA ON NEURONAL CHANGES IN A RABBIT MODEL OF FOCAL CEREBRAL-ISCHEMIA. STROKE, 21(3), 447-450.

HYPERGLYCEMIA DECREASES ACUTE NEURONAL ISCHEMIC CHANGES AFTER MIDDLE CEREBRAL-ARTERY OCCLUSION IN CATS
ZASSLOW, M. A., Pearl, R. G., Shuer, L. M., Steinberg, G. K., LIEBERSON, R. E., & Larson, C. P. (1989). HYPERGLYCEMIA DECREASES ACUTE NEURONAL ISCHEMIC CHANGES AFTER MIDDLE CEREBRAL-ARTERY OCCLUSION IN CATS. STROKE, 20(4), 519-523.

CORONARY VASOSPASM DURING PERCUTANEOUS TRIGEMINAL RHIZOTOMY
Swerdlow, B., Shuer, L., & ZELCER, J. (1988). CORONARY VASOSPASM DURING PERCUTANEOUS TRIGEMINAL RHIZOTOMY. ANAESTHESIA, 43(10), 861-863.

PEEP DOES NOT AFFECT LEFT ATRIAL-RIGHT ATRIAL PRESSURE DIFFERENCE IN NEUROSURGICAL PATIENTS
ZASSLOW, M. A., Pearl, R. G., Larson, C. P., Silverberg, G., & SHUER, L. F. (1988). PEEP DOES NOT AFFECT LEFT ATRIAL-RIGHT ATRIAL PRESSURE DIFFERENCE IN NEUROSURGICAL PATIENTS. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 68(5), 760-763.

REDUCTION CRANIOPLASTY AND SEVERE HYPOTENSION
Parsons, D., SAMUELS, S. I., Steinberg, G., & Shuer, L. (1988). REDUCTION CRANIOPLASTY AND SEVERE HYPOTENSION. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 68(1), 145-146.