Jamshid Ghajar MD, PhD, FACS, is a board certified neurosurgeon, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Moghadam Family Director of the Stanford Brain Performance Center and President of the Brain Trauma Foundation.

He completed the MD/PhD program at Cornell University Medical College. During his residency training in neurosurgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, he invented and patented several neurosurgical devices that are currently used worldwide. After residency, he joined the faculty at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and was a founder of the Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) in 1986. The mission of the BTF is to improve the outcome of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). He joined the neurosurgery faculty at Stanford in February 2014.

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Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Residency: New York Presbyterian Cornell Campus Neurosurgery Residency (1987) NY
  • Residency: New York Presbyterian Cornell Campus Neurology Residency (1983) NY
  • Internship: New York Presbyterian Cornell Campus General Surgery Residency (1982) NY
  • Medical Education: Cornell University School of Medicine Registrar (1981) NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery (1993)

Honors & Awards
  • American Iranian Council Award, American Iranian Council (2001)
  • Ellis Island Award, Ellis Island Award Committee (2013)
  • Honorary Police Surgeon, New York Police Department (2007-2014)

Administrative Appointments
  • Chief of Neurosurgery, The Jamaica Hospital-Cornell Trauma Center. New York (1989 - 2014)
  • Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College (2003 - 2014)
  • Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical School (2014 - Present)
  • Moghadam Family Director, Stanford Brain Performance Center (2019 - Present)
  • President, Brain Trauma Foundation (1995 - Present)


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Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

213 Quarry Road

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6469

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Neurosurgery Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

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Logical assessment, explanation, and care plan. Thank you Dr. Ghajar! I feel better after talking with you.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness and diligence.
Was a very interesting and insightful visit!
Dr. Ghajhar was extremely patient, thorough and pleasant and very thoroughly explained my condition and answered my questions. I would strongly recommend him to anyone. A very positive experience overall. Thank you.
Despite being on a videocall, Dr. Ghajar was able to guide me through some basics movement tests which helped him to investigate the gravity of the concussion. I didnot expect that such an investigation was possible over a videocall and appreciated it.
Dr. Ghajar was extremely thorough and personable throughout the video visit.
Excellent at explaining, educating and encouraging.
Dr. Jamshid Ghajar is providing excellent care and is helping me to rewired my brain. His team is doing a great job!
He's the best!
Excellent explanation of the test my son had taken and what the results showed. Also explained the science well, at a level of detail appropriate for us and suggested and made two referrals that will be very useful. Thank you so much.
Dr. Ghajar is compassionate and understanding of my health situation. I am very fortunate to have a Doctor with his expertise and at the same time showing such empathy and compassion.
Great video visit! Very glad to be provided care by him and his team.
I felt as if the doctor didn't care about my situation. I felt like he was in a hurry and didn't want to hear anything I said. Like he had his mind made up.
Dr. Ghajar was superb in all respects. Extremely knowledgeable, courteous, professional, and compassionate. A privilege to see him. Very grateful to him.
Excellent in all respects!
Dr. Ghajar was fabulous. Listened to all information and made diagnosis other doctors had missed. Awesome.
Dr. Ghajar was knowledgeable, personable, concerned, thorough, kind, sincere and patient.
Worth the wait!
Usefulness of explanations was simply FIRST RATE.
Best physician experiences I've had in a while.
Very grateful for this level of care. I have referred 3 people already.
Dr. Ghajar is the best. He is excellent.
Appreciated original triage to team, including Dr. Ghajar, who had specific expertise related to my concern & symptoms.
Dr. Ghajar was really good - Professional, knowledgeable, and caring.
Very competent.
I recommend Dr. Ghajar & Stanford to anyone I meet w/similar health issues.
Dr. Ghajar was excellent in his ability to discriminate complex information in a easy to understand manner. He also had a wonderful (bedside manner) and a great collaborate approach.
Dr. Jamshid Ghajar is an excellent physician. He cared for my problems with great concern, compassion, attention, concern and professionalism. He was extremely attentive and explained my treatment plan in great detail. I am very blessed to have him as my doctor.
Dr. Ghajar showed more concern for my health & healing than doctors I have known for years. I met with him once, & 2 weeks after only appointment i.e. recognized me in the hall and asked about my progress. He remembered me!!
I recommend Dr. Ghojar to all my friends & colleagues.
Very knowledgeable and friendly.
Very thorough and simple explanations for results and recommendations.
I need more space to express my gratitude for his innovative leadership in the field and his excellent people skills.

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