Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

Neurosurgeon at UCSF Spine Center

Meet Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

Dr. Ames is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with the UCSF Spine Center.

He provides expert care for a wide range of back and neck conditions, designed to get you healthy and mobile. Dr. Ames has deep expertise in treating complex spinal deformities and spinal tumors.

Dr. Ames at a Glance

  • Dr. Ames is world renowned for his work in spine tumor, deformity, and scoliosis: publishing hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, lecturing internationally, and chairing courses on advanced spinal tumor and deformity techniques.
  • He was named to San Francisco Magazine's "Top Doctors" list (2015-2016).

Dr. Ames is available to discuss your options for care.

Dr. Ames is a member of UCSF Spine Center.

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San Francisco, CA

How Dr. Christopher Ames, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Tumors


  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Upper Back Surgery

Accolades for Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Assistant Professor in Residence of Neurological Surgery
  • Director of Spine Tumor Surgery
  • Director of Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Director of Spine Tumor and Deformity Fellowship Program
  • Co-director, Spinal Surgery and UCSF Spine Center
  • Director, Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory
  • Fellowship in Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, 2002

Professional Affiliations

  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine

Board Certifications

  • Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

400 Parnassus Ave
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
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Primary Location:

400 Parnassus Ave
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

UCSF Spine Center

Profile last updated: October 11, 2017. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.