Dr. Mark S. Stern, MD

Dr. Mark S. Stern, MD

Neurosurgeon at Palomar Health Orthopedic & Spine Center

Meet Dr. Mark S. Stern, MD

Dr. Stern is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with Palomar Health Orthopedic & Spine Center.

Practicing medicine for over 30 years, Dr. Stern has experience expertly meeting complex spine conditions with surgical and non-surgical solutions. He takes the time to patiently answer questions and discuss the best course of care.

Dr. Stern at a Glance

  • His clinical interests include treating spinal disorders, pain management techniques, and pediatric neurosurgery.
  • Dr. Stern is committed to applying the latest technologies in spine care, including image-guided procedures.

Dr. Stern and the team at Palomar Health Orthopedic & Spine Center deliver compassionate and professional care.

Dr. Stern is a member of Palomar Health Orthopedic & Spine Center

Doctor Quote

Listening and closely communicating effectively leads to greater patient satisfaction.

Directions to our primary location in

Escondido, CA

How Dr. Mark S. Stern, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Injuries
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Head Injury
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Pediatric Spine Disorders
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • TMJ
  • Tumors
  • Upper Back Pain


  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Treatments - Non-Surgical
  • Pediatric Spine Treatments - Surgical
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty
  • XLIF (lateral lumbar interbody fusion)

Accolades for Dr. Mark S. Stern, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Founder, Friends of Neurosurgery International
  • Healthcare Champions Award
  • Fellowship, Neurological Surgery - National Institute of Health

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurosurgeons
  • California Neurosurgeons Association
  • San Diego Academy of Neurosurgeons
  • American Medical Association

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Mark S. Stern, MD

Additional Locations

Palomar Medical Center
2185 Citracado Parkway
Escondido, CA 92029
Driving directions
2067 West Vista Way
Suite 250
Vista, CA 92083
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15611 Pomerado Road
Suite 525
Poway, CA 92064
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