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Assistant Professor. Dr. Bob Shafa specializes in the surgical treatment of pituitary tumors as well as degenerative and traumatic spine disorders. Dr. Shafa also has a special interest in management of traumatic brain injury. His clinical interests also include surgical treatment of malignant and benign brain tumors, hemorrhagic stroke and stroke related conditions as well as general neurosurgery. Dr. Shafa is a board eligible neurosurgeon, specializing in the surgical treatment of pituitary tumors as well as degenerative and traumatic spine disorders. Dr. Shafa also has a special interest in management of traumatic brain injury. His clinical interests also include surgical treatment of malignant and benign brain tumors, hemorrhagic stroke and stroke related conditions as well as general neurosurgery. After completing his undergraduate studies at UCLA, he received his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, which is consistently ranked among the top five medical schools in the nation. Dr. Shafa then attended UCLA Geffen School of Medicine for his internship in General Surgery and completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at Loma Linda University. As part of his training, Dr. Shafa has also completed a fellowship at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in complex as well as minimally invasive Spine surgery and has further pursued his interest in surgical management of pituitary tumors, working with nationally recognized experts in the field. Dr. Shafa is actively involved in advancing the treatment and research of pituitary tumors and spinal disorders and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons as well as the North American Spine Society.

He is dedicated to helping patients receive the treatment they need so they can enjoy a positive and fulfilling lifestyle and employs the latest advancements in podiatry in the treatment of all foot and ankle conditions to make sure all his patients are back to their busy lives as quickly as possible. Dr. A exhibits his passion for podiatry in the care and precision he takes with his patients and believes in patient-centered care where patients actively participate in their treatment.

Practice

The Institute of Brain and Spine Surgery
3400 Lomita Blvd; #104
Torrance, California 90505
Ph: 310-540-0965
Fx: 310-540-6721

Memberships

California Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery-Board Certified

Professional Experience

UCLA Department of Neurosurgery
     Assistant Clinical Professor9/2007 – Present
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
     Clinical Fellow-Neurosurgery6/2006 – 7/2007

Honors, Awards & Activities

Member & Chair – Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society1993
Member & Chair – Golden Key National Honor Society1993
Co-director – Student Honors Council, UCLA1993
Co-editor – “UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal”1994
Founding Member – Phi Sigma Biology Honor Society1995
Student of the Year Award – Phi Eat Sigma Honor Society1995
Honors Thesis – UCLA Department of History1996
Summa cum Laude & College Honors – UCLA1996
Member – Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society1996
McFarlane Award – UPENN School of Medicine Achievement Scholarship1996

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