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James R. Doty

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Stanford Neurosurgery Outreach at ECH Melchor Pav 2490 Hospital Dr Ste 106 Mountain View, CA 94040
    Tel Work (650) 962-4545 Fax (650) 962-4540
    Stanford Neurosurgery Outreach at ECH Melchor Pav 2490 Hospital Dr Ste 106 Mountain View, CA 94040
    Tel Work (650) 962-4545 Fax (650) 962-4540
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 962-4545 Tel (650) 723-5573
    Alternate Contact
    Barbara Pedrick Administrative Assistant Tel Work (650) 723-5573
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Brain TumorSurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Advisory Board, Greater Good Science Center (2012 - present)
  • Board of Directors, Association for Medical Ethics (2012 - present)
  • Advisory Board, Social Chocolate SuperBetter (2011 - present)
  • Director, The Neuroscience Institute at El Camino Hospital (2008 - present)
  • Founder & Director, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford (2008 - present)
  • Board of Directors, The Brain and Creativity Institute at USC (2008 - 2011)
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Honors and Awards

  • America's Top Surgeons, Consumer's Research Council of America (2005-2012)
  • "Best Doctor", America's Best Doctors (2005-2014)
  • Member, Founder's Circle Stanford University (2009)
  • Member (Outstanding Alumnus-Tulane University), The Paul Tulane Society (2008)
  • "Healthcare Hero", New Orleans CityBusiness Journal (2008)

Professional Education

Medical Education: Tulane University School of Medicine LA (1991)
Board Certification: Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (1990)
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center DC (1987)
Internship: Tripler Army Medical Center HI (1982)
M.D.: Tulane University, Medicine (1981)
B.S.: University of California, Irvine, Biological Sciences (1978)



Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My interest for many years has focused on neuro-oncology (brain tumors) and utilizing both surgery and stereotactically focused radiation to treat solid tumors of the nervous system primarily utilizing the CyberKnife.

In addition, I am an expert in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery.

More recently, my interests revolve around understanding the neural, social and mental bases of compassion and altruism using a multi-disciplinary approach.


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