Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD

Cerebrovascular neurosurgeon, Moyamoya surgeon, Aneurysm neurosurgeon, Neurosurgeon


Bernard and Ronni Lacroute-William Randolph Hearst Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology

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Biography


Dr. Gary Steinberg is the Director of the Stanford Moyamoya Center, the founder and Co-Director of the Stanford Stroke Center, and the former Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. As a cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgeon, he specializes in treating brain aneurysms, moyamoya disease, brain and spinal AVMs and other vascular malformations, carotid artery disease, meningiomas, skull base tumors, stroke, and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.

Dr. Steinberg has practiced neurosurgery at Stanford for more than 31 years. He has pioneered microsurgical techniques to repair intracranial vascular malformations and certain aneurysms that were previously considered untreatable. He has also refined revascularization techniques for patients with cerebrovascular arterial occlusions, as well as moyamoya disease. He is leading novel clinical trials of stem cell therapy for stroke and spinal cord injury.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1980) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Neurosurgery Residency (1987) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University General Surgery Residency (1983) CA
  • Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (1986) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery (1989)
  • Fellowship: Institute Of Neurology (1981) England

Administrative Appointments
  • Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine - Neurosurgery (1995 - 2020)
  • Director, Stanford Moyamoya Center (1991 - Present)
  • Founder and Co-Director, Stanford Stroke Center (1991 - Present)

Publications

Practice Locations


Moyamoya Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

Neurosurgery Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

Office of Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 2nd Floor, Room R-281

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-5575

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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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Brain Aneurysm Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Vascular Malformations Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Neurocritical Care Program Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor

Stanford , CA 94305

+1 (866) 742-4811

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Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Center of Excellence Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-7061

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Patient Ratings

(75 Ratings)

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4.9/5

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Patient Reviews

(77 reviews)

I thin Dr. Steinberg's experience and expertise really shows in patient interactions. I always feel very confident in every appointment with him. I think that means that sometimes we move quickly through information and may not circle back to confirm understanding or agreement on a care plan. Not a bad thing just an observation.
Thank you so much for Dr. Steinberg. He is a very good dr. GOD bless him w/a gift to remove the brain tumor. Bless you Dr. Steinberg.
Dr. Steinberg is outstanding!
Dr. Steinberg did not involve me in the decision about my care, but I did not want or expect him to. He is the expert, not me. He DID clearly explain why his decision to opt for surgery was the best choice.
Wonderful MD!!
Dr. Gary Steinburg is the best doctor I've met.
Dr. Steinberg and his staff are the 99th percentile of a patient experience - I was impressed when I asked for a phone charger as I wanted to get a photo with the doctor who saved my life, that the RN made it a priority to find an iphone charger for me so my phone didn't die. Nothing related to healthcare but made the biggest impression on me, a great gesture of kindness and assistance to getting my needs met. It showed me that no matter what the request, the team tries to get it taken care of immediately.
Very impressed with Dr. Gary Steinberg and all his staff.
Excellent!
dr. steinberg is the expert
Excellence in all respects
Dr. Steinberg & Sophia Murphy were simply outstanding and caring.
Stanford Care is very fortunate to have Dr. Steinberg on their staff, and I am very blessed to have him as my neurosurgeon. He is a wonderful doctor!!!
I think Dr. Steinberg is one of the most caring providers out there. You really do not see that any more. I truly had the best care with him & his team.
Even though I was diagnosed with a bring tumor, and felt like I had been shoved out a window, I was shown a tremendous amount of care and concern.
Everyone was amazing, I cannot say enough about them
Thankful for the time & care given to help get issue taken care of.
Dr. Steinberg is an exceptional physician. I feel privileged to be able to consult him and his team.
Dr. Steinberg was very compassionate, friendly & professional throughout my visit.
Good attention.
Dr. Steinberg simplifying everything and actually showing me a model of the brain along with the 3D equipment he will use gave me much comfort and confidence that I too will be a success story.
Very good experience.
Dr Steinberg literally saved my life. he was able to do a successful surgery where it was not successful before. I am beyond in awe of him and his passion for Moyamoya. he truly is my hero
Dr. Steinberg explained the procedure he felt was necessary & why it was necessary. I agreed & signed consent. He then told me to think about doing the procedure & to call back when I decided. I really appreciated this approach, I totally felt in control!!
Just want to thank everyone for their kindness, dedication and support..
Dr. Steinberg is amazing & I feel very fortunate to have had him perform my surgery.
Absolutely stellar attention from Dr Steinberg and Melissa Nelson
Neurosurgeon Dr. Stenberg and his staff is the very best! Way above my expectations!
Dr Steinberg and his Moyamoya team continue to exceed my expectations of care. They are always extremely patient and thorough; I never leave confused or feeling like they didn't spend enough time with me.
Dr. Steinberg & his nurse Teresa did a great job explaining all my medical needs for my diagnosis.
My doctor is Dr. Steinberg - No one could be better! Including his team.
Excellent surgeon/doctor.
All doctors were amazing!
Had lot of knowledge made the experience pleasant.
Dr. Steinberg is wonderful! He's attentive, listens, shows empathy, and really takes the time to answer questions. I never felt rushed, and I felt he really cared.
I've already gotten people to see Dr. Steinberg for same condition. He is the best!
I appreciated the directional signs directing one to the lobby on my way out as I could not remember how I had come in.
Dr. Steinberg is the man! He is very good at what he does and cured me. So even though I had to wait a long time to see him, it was worth it. He is amazing and changes peoples lives!!!
The best experience imaginable. Dr. S. & team were fabulous.
Excellent care!
I have gone to other providers with my daughter for her condition. The team at Stanford is so far "above and beyond" any of the others.
Both Dr. Steinberg and his nurse practitioner (Theresa) were excellent. Some of the best we have experiences so far.
I was seen by two physicians (Dr. Steinberg as well as one of his neurologists). Both are amazing. Dr. Steinberg is the reason I fly to Stanford for my treatments and appointments. His scholarly and medical experience is second to none, and his bedside manner is of the same high caliber. He explained my test results in detail, even showing me the scans on the computer screen. He let me ask all my questions I had come prepared with, and gave thoughtful personal answers to each. For a physician that is as busy as he is, I never felt rushed or just another number. There is no other doctor I recommend more than Dr. Steinberg and rest of my Stanford care team!
Dr. Steinberg & ladies I met at first visit were great.
I appreciate so much Dr. Steinberg seeing me. I will probably be back soon for surgery.
Dr. Steinberg is terrific.
Excellent service.
They exemplify my ideas of what health professionals should be.
Great consult--excellent experience.
I have total confidence in the entire Steinberg team
Already telling others about how good provider is.
Dr. Steinberg was very friendly, knowledgeable and straight to the point. He answered all my questions and made me feel like a valued patient.
I continually recommend Dr. Steinburg and his team to fellow Moyamoya patients. His level of expertise and knowledge is surpassed by none. I sought out the best doctor and Dr. Steinburg is the best of his field.
Outstanding doctor and staff.
Dr. Steinberg is the best!!!
Dr. Steinberg is exceptional in all areas. Wonderful bedside manner!
Extraordinary experience!
Every one were very good & caring.
I received excellent care/service from Dr. G Steinberg, Theresa Stephens and the rest of the medical, nursing and ancillary team. Highly commendable.
My Dr. Is great!
Explained A-Z very thoughtful and I could understand everything - Outstanding doctor & nurse.
Dr. Steinberg is a really great dr. He is caring and compassionate.
I liked it.
All staff members, were clean about my health information and included me into the conversation.
Dr. Steinberg is the greatest and Theresa is outstanding.
I would have confidently chosen Dr. Steinberg as my surgeon but the location of Stanford Hospital was not convenient.
Dr. Steinberg is by far the best physician I have ever dealt with, as well as his entire staff!! I feel blessed to have him as my doctor.
Dr. Gary Steinberg is a great, knowledgeable doctor! Everybody in his office is nice, respectful, friendly!!
The entire team is impressive and each member showed great expertise and treated me with nurturance.
Recommend to anyone.
I was impressed by a lot, but I think the biggest was that it was obvious that Dr. Steinberg & the doctor who spoke w/me before he came in had read/viewed my WHOLE medical history BEFORE the appt. began. They were prepared.
Wonderful.
Steinberg, Bob, and Melissa are great.
Dr. Steinberg is an excellent, thorough conscientious, sensitive physician!
Very friendly and concerned.
The very BEST!
Melissa was very helpful/Dr. Steinberg was great. I would like to talk w/him more.

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