Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD

Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD

Cerebrovascular neurosurgeon, Moyamoya surgeon, Aneurysm neurosurgeon, Neurosurgeon

Bio:   Dr. Gary Steinberg is the Chair of Neurosurgery, Director of the Stanford Moyamoya Center, and the founder and Co-Director of the Stanford Stroke Center. 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 29 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.
4.8 out of 5
146 Patient Ratings
36 Patient Comments

Office of Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room R-281
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-5575
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Moyamoya Center

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Stroke Center

Brain Aneurysm Clinic

Vascular Malformations Clinic

Neurocritical Care Program

Cranial Base Center

Professional Education

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

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine - Neurosurgery (1995 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Moyamoya Center (1991 - Present)
  • Founder and Co-Director, Stanford Stroke Center (1991 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.0

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Both Dr. Steinberg and his nurse practitioner (Theresa) were excellent. Some of the best we have experiences so far.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

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!

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Steinberg & ladies I met at first visit were great.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I appreciate so much Dr. Steinberg seeing me. I will probably be back soon for surgery.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Steinberg is terrific.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Excellent service.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

They exemplify my ideas of what health professionals should be.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Great consult--excellent experience.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I have total confidence in the entire Steinberg team

SHC Patient, May 2016

Already telling others about how good provider is.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Steinberg was very friendly, knowledgeable and straight to the point. He answered all my questions and made me feel like a valued patient.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

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.

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4.8 out of 5
146 Patient Ratings
36 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Both Dr. Steinberg and his nurse practitioner (Theresa) were excellent. Some of the best we have experiences so far.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

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!

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Steinberg & ladies I met at first visit were great.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I appreciate so much Dr. Steinberg seeing me. I will probably be back soon for surgery.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Steinberg is terrific.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Excellent service.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

They exemplify my ideas of what health professionals should be.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Great consult--excellent experience.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I have total confidence in the entire Steinberg team

SHC Patient, May 2016

Already telling others about how good provider is.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Steinberg was very friendly, knowledgeable and straight to the point. He answered all my questions and made me feel like a valued patient.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Outstanding doctor and staff.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Steinberg is the best!!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Steinberg is exceptional in all areas. Wonderful bedside manner!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Extraordinary experience!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Every one were very good & caring.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I received excellent care/service from Dr. G Steinberg, Theresa Stephens and the rest of the medical, nursing and ancillary team. Highly commendable.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

My Dr. Is great!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Explained A-Z very thoughtful and I could understand everything - Outstanding doctor & nurse.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Steinberg is a really great dr. He is caring and compassionate.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I liked it.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

All staff members, were clean about my health information and included me into the conversation.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Steinberg is the greatest and Theresa is outstanding.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I would have confidently chosen Dr. Steinberg as my surgeon but the location of Stanford Hospital was not convenient.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Gary Steinberg is a great, knowledgeable doctor! Everybody in his office is nice, respectful, friendly!!

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

The entire team is impressive and each member showed great expertise and treated me with nurturance.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Recommend to anyone.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

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.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Wonderful.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Steinberg, Bob, and Melissa are great.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Steinberg is an excellent, thorough conscientious, sensitive physician!

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Very friendly and concerned.

SHC Patient, May 2014

The very BEST!

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Melissa was very helpful/Dr. Steinberg was great. I would like to talk w/him more.