Dr. Dean Chou, MD

Dr. Dean Chou, MD

Neurosurgeon at UCSF Spine Center

Meet Dr. Dean Chou, MD

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

He specializes in complex spine surgery, specifically, treating spinal tumors, scoliosis, kyphosis, flatback syndrome, and failed spinal fusions.

Dr. Chou at a Glance

  • Dr. Chou is a leading expert on spinal tumors, and is interested in taking an oncologic approach in treatment.
  • He is experienced performing minimally invasive and thoracoscopic procedures.

Visit Dr. Chou to receive outstanding care for your spine pain.

Dr. Chou is a member of UCSF Spine Center.

Directions to our primary location in

San Francisco, CA

How Dr. Dean Chou, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


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


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

Accolades for Dr. Dean Chou, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • 1993: American Federation for Clinical Research Award for Excellence in Research
  • 1994: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship
  • 1995: Lucien J. Rubinstein Award for "Best Paper in Neuro-Oncology," American Association of Neuropathologists Annual Meeting
  • 2000: AANS Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) Grant
  • 2007: Who’s Who in American Teacher’s and Educators
  • 2007: Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
  • 2007: Harold Rosegay Neurosurgery Resident Teaching Award, UCSF
  • 2003-2004: Spine Fellow, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • North American Spine Society

Board Certifications

  • Board certified, Neurosurgery

Office Information for Dr. Dean Chou, 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.