Jamshid Ghajar

Neurosurgeon

Bio:   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.

Learn more about the Stanford Brain Performance Center: http://med.stanford.edu/braincenter.html.
4.8 out of 5
21 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

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: Neurosurgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (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)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Ghajar was superb in all respects. Extremely knowledgeable, courteous, professional, and compassionate. A privilege to see him. Very grateful to him.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Excellent in all respects!

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Ghajar was fabulous. Listened to all information and made diagnosis other doctors had missed. Awesome.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Ghajar was knowledgeable, personable, concerned, thorough, kind, sincere and patient.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Worth the wait!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Usefulness of explanations was simply FIRST RATE.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Best physician experiences I've had in a while.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Very grateful for this level of care. I have referred 3 people already.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Ghajar is the best. He is excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Appreciated original triage to team, including Dr. Ghajar, who had specific expertise related to my concern & symptoms.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Ghajar was really good - Professional, knowledgeable, and caring.

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4.8 out of 5
21 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Ghajar was superb in all respects. Extremely knowledgeable, courteous, professional, and compassionate. A privilege to see him. Very grateful to him.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Excellent in all respects!

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Ghajar was fabulous. Listened to all information and made diagnosis other doctors had missed. Awesome.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Ghajar was knowledgeable, personable, concerned, thorough, kind, sincere and patient.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Worth the wait!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Usefulness of explanations was simply FIRST RATE.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Best physician experiences I've had in a while.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Very grateful for this level of care. I have referred 3 people already.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Ghajar is the best. He is excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Appreciated original triage to team, including Dr. Ghajar, who had specific expertise related to my concern & symptoms.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Ghajar was really good - Professional, knowledgeable, and caring.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very competent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I recommend Dr. Ghajar & Stanford to anyone I meet w/similar health issues.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

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!!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I recommend Dr. Ghojar to all my friends & colleagues.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very knowledgeable and friendly.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Very thorough and simple explanations for results and recommendations.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I need more space to express my gratitude for his innovative leadership in the field and his excellent people skills.