Jon Park, MD, FRCSC

Spine neurosurgeon, Stereotactic neurosurgeon

Bio:   Jon Park, M.D., F.R.C.S.C is the Saunders Family Endowed Professor in Neurosurgery, the Chief of Spine Neurosurgery, Director of Spine Research Laboratory, and Director of Spine Fellowship Program at Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical practice specializes in surgically and non-surgically managing the spinal disorders that affect people's lives, such as debilitating pain and weakness that comes from spine disc problems, spine tumors, spine scoliosis, and spine trauma.

Dr. Park is an internationally recognized leader in the field of spine surgery. He is an active member of American Association of Neurosurgery, North American Spine Surgery, Scoliosis Research Society, and Cervical Spine Research Society. His research focuses on spinal disc regeneration in an effort to target the underlying causes using stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells for inter-vertebral disc regeneration. His research also pioneers in spinal bio-mechanics to apply mechanical principles to ensure spinal stability.
4.7 out of 5
176 Patient Ratings
84 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Neurological Spine Disorders Clinic

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: UCLA David Geffen School Of Medicine RegistrarCA
  • Residency: University of Washington Medical CenterWA
  • Residency: Montreal Neurological InstituteQCCanada
  • Board Certification: Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (2005)
  • Spine Fellowship, UCLA Medical Center, Neurological Surgery (2000)
  • Chief Resident, McGill University, Neurosurgery, Neurological Surgery (1999)
  • Fellowship, Lahey Hitchcock Medical Center, Interventional Neuroradiology (1997)
  • Intern & Resident, University of Washington, General Surgery (1995)
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Biophysics (1989)

Honors & Awards

  • HANA Graduate Merit Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University (1990)
  • Health Commendation Award, City of Baltimore (1986)
  • Kathleen Whipple Scholarship, University of Rochester School of Medicine (1990-1993)
  • President of Fellow's Society, Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal Neurological Institute (1998-1999)
  • Robert I. Weed Hematology Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University (1991)
  • Saunders Family Endow Chair, Stanford Univsersity (2017)
  • Stanford University School of Medicine Academic Grant Recipient, Stanford (2003-2004)

Administrative Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Neurological Surgery (2000 - 2003)
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery (2003 - 2009)
  • Associate Professor, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery (2010 - 2017)
  • Chief, Spine Neurosurgery, Stanford UMC. (2006 - Present)
  • Clinical Instructor, UCLA School of Medicine, Neurological Surgery (1999 - 2000)
  • Director, Comprehensive Spine Neurosurgery Program. Spine Fellowship and Spine Research Program, Stanford UMC. (2006 - Present)
  • Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine (2017 - Present)
4.7

Friendliness

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Park & his fellow were amazing. They spent a lot of time with me answering my questions and coming up with a treatment. THE BEST!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

very good

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

After consulting three neuro-surgeons about my neck issue, I chose Dr. Park because he settled my worries and gave me the confidence I was in good hands. He didn't perform any more than what was necessary. So far after almost 6 weeks post-op, I am experiencing what was expected. Additionally, his office is very quick in responding through the portal. I've used this regularly asking questions throughout this process and found answers in minutes. Very impressive.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Park comes highly recommended & I trust him. the issue for the patient is that neck surgery should be last resort & we all are seeking any & all possible non-surgical first.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Good!

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Park instilled total confidence in me. Such a welcome feeling to know I am in competent hands. I worked at Mayo Clinic for 18 years and it was so nice & familiar to once again be in this professional, teaching environment.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Park and his team are amazing.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Park was firm in that I needed surgery ASAP even though I was concerned about missing work, he explained the procedure and my condition, and I'm very thankful I got the surgery!

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr Park listens, is compassionate, takes time to explain, shows curiosity for problem solving

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Stanford has the highest care in the U.S. I have been treated with respect and understanding.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

All went very well

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Park is a great dr. and takes good care of me I travel from Korea to see him worth the money.

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4.7 out of 5
176 Patient Ratings
84 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Park & his fellow were amazing. They spent a lot of time with me answering my questions and coming up with a treatment. THE BEST!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

very good

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

After consulting three neuro-surgeons about my neck issue, I chose Dr. Park because he settled my worries and gave me the confidence I was in good hands. He didn't perform any more than what was necessary. So far after almost 6 weeks post-op, I am experiencing what was expected. Additionally, his office is very quick in responding through the portal. I've used this regularly asking questions throughout this process and found answers in minutes. Very impressive.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Park comes highly recommended & I trust him. the issue for the patient is that neck surgery should be last resort & we all are seeking any & all possible non-surgical first.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Good!

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Park instilled total confidence in me. Such a welcome feeling to know I am in competent hands. I worked at Mayo Clinic for 18 years and it was so nice & familiar to once again be in this professional, teaching environment.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Park and his team are amazing.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Park was firm in that I needed surgery ASAP even though I was concerned about missing work, he explained the procedure and my condition, and I'm very thankful I got the surgery!

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr Park listens, is compassionate, takes time to explain, shows curiosity for problem solving

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Stanford has the highest care in the U.S. I have been treated with respect and understanding.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

All went very well

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Park is a great dr. and takes good care of me I travel from Korea to see him worth the money.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr Park was truly wonderful. went above and beyond.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Outstanding doctor - Dr. Park is a real gem.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Park is very impressive. He has been straight forward and honest with me from the beginning. I'm happy with the results I am getting and appreciate his talents very much!

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

dr park was very confident in his skill and gave me confidence to have the recommended surgery and he explained the process very well

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr Park is a truly wonderful doctor and individual

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Park was wonderful.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

the most time any stsff has given me

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Loved Dr. Park - Awesome.

SHC Patient, May 2018

The manner my issue were explained to me were good and educational.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

they were all Fantastic Thank you

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

everything at Stanford is outstanding on my experience

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Park is absolutely a fantastic doctor! He has given me my life back. He is the best of the best! A#1! He has a warm and compassionate bedside manner and his preciseness in his surgical technique is unsurpassed.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Perfect.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

I was very impressed with the professionalism of everyone I encountered

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Park is a great communicator and a great Doctor. His Assistant took as much time as I needed talking about my continued well being. Before I left the facility I had paperwork for my therapy. Great job...

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Park is an outstanding & very gifted surgeon & physician. I felt fortunate to have him as my surgeon and credit him w/my recovery & ability to regain my walking.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Park treats me very good, answers all questions, dr. did my 1st neck fusion. I look forward seeing him when necessary.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Doctor in big hurry!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

We are so please and confident to Dr. Park Jongsoo M.D. Thank you very much.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Excellent physician.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

the doctor was in and out of the visit (I realize he's busy) think he should stay a bit longer. His Fellow spent more time talking and explaining and what I needed to do.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Park is always very informative in a language that I can actually understand.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Park is very kind and humble. I have been seeing him for over 5 years. He is very meticulous with his surgeries and he covers every detail with you in the office. There are not enough "thank you's" to say to Dr. Park, as I am extremely happy with his care and his expertise. I would highly recommend him.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

very good Dr just hate having to go to the bay area for treatment

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Park is a genius AND patient oriented. He corrected a severe back problem and answered all my questions.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr Park was good I appreciated his talking to me no at me. Also his PA is very good she stayed behind and talked some more with me

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Park is an o.k. guy.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I heard good things about him, and appreciate his directness. Seemed a little like he already had his mind made up on what was to happen. Of course, he is the surgeon. Just hard to warm up to the guy.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

The doctors were great.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. park was quite thourough in explaining and worked with me I issue I had with having the recommended surgery. he made me feel that he understood my situation and concerns.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Park's demeanor always professional, caring, A+++.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Erin, NP, was attentive, warm, I felt at ease with her. She is an excellent Nurse P! Dr, Park was attentive, explained my back problem, using my uploaded MRI, to view while he pointed out specific issues. He wanted to be certain I understood what was being explained to me. This was appreciated on my part. What a good team!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

explanation of condition and remedies explained and understood

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very helpful.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very happy with the time & care provided!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr Park is a very caring and takes his time allowing me to understand my case.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Park's medical expertise has significantly improved my health and quality of life!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr Jon Park and the 2 np were wonderful

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I saw two care providers---Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Park. Both wonderful.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Park was excellent... I understand that you are a teaching hospital and that assistants/interns/residents are plentiful and that I would necessarily meet with a number of them before Dr. Park...

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Physician seemed more concerned about answering the questions of the resident and the med student than addressing my concerns and questions.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I am not white washing the staff at Stanford. They are entirely sincere and helpful, giving me plenty of time to think through before answering questions.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Park is a fabulous doctor. He is very kind, caring, and concerned with your issues. I wouldn't want anyone else to be my neurosurgeon.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I like the doctor very much.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I was delighted to meet De. Park. I came to see Dr. Park for a second opinion re my thoracic seven vertebrae fracture. My first experience with a neurosurgeon re my compression fracture was not very satisfying . With the explanation Dr. Park gave me I am confident that Dr. Heit who will be doing the Vertebroplasty in radiology will provide me with an excellent outcome. The wait for Dr Park was worth it. I was also so pleased to hear from Mary Marcellus in radiology yesterday who provided an excellent explaination on the procedure. She spent a long period of time on the phone with me answering all my questions. I greatly appreciate all the time she spent with me. An excellent nurse!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I've taken a friend for treatment twice over the years. My wife twice to see Dr. Park & now myself & on the way home we've always talked about the great helpful & friendly courtesy of everyone at Stanford. Thank you.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

He talks to me like a friend, they remember me on what I do, when I am in his office and is talking he... the problems for which I am seeing him as easy... understand words an I remember him calling the _____ I was stay in to see I was all right I cannot say enough good about him as the care I receive.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Park was very attentive, informative and showed an excellent "bedside manner." He asked good questions & was very thorough.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Park was awesome, always very friendly.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

very professional and personable and focused

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

My prayer was Dr. Jon Park would find my back problems AND know how to fix it. It has been answered and I feel a sense of real HOPE and am very thankful to our Lord AND to your fine and caring doctor - Dr. Jongsoo Park.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I had a hope that Dr. Park would OK me for surgery, he said no with little explanation other than too old.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Would highly recommend Dr. Park and his Assistants to anyone who needs help.

SHC Patient, May 2015

dr. park was very engaging and helpful with accommodating the specifics of my life demands. ideally, he recommended that I be off my back 90% but my work dictates that I be on my feet so he helped me find ways to do that cautiously

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

It would have been helpful to review current Rx and get feedback since that is primary intervention being used in my tx right now.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Doctor & physician assistant wonderful.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

This is the most excellent experience by both the PA and Director of neurosurgeon.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I would have liked more information about what problems to look for in the future & what to do.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I thought I was going to get my neck pain fixed and instead referred to yet somebody else. I fourth dr.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I have recommended a friend to your hospital & clinic.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Again, all the staff is excellent!

SHC Patient, May 2014

Knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Both the doctor and PA were kind and considerate. They were treating me as a patient not just a medical chart.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

The surgery provided took care of my L buttocks and L lower extremity discomforts.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Very very good. The best!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

A new MRI was ordered for comparison with the last year, but he never compare them.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

My entire experience @ Stanford Hospital has been outstanding. Thank you for your amazing care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Excellent.