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Mario Ammirati, MD


Neurological Surgery

Dr. Mario Ammirati is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon who brings more than 25 years of experience in performing thousands of neurosurgical procedures. He trained in neurosurgery at Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Ammirati was one of the first neurosurgeons in the USA to use computers and intraoperative Computerized Tomography (CT) to place instrumentations (screws) in the spine, thereby decreasing the number of badly-positioned screws and hence the need for reoperation while optimizing patient outcomes.

Since the beginning of his career in 1989, Dr. Ammirati has personally trained more than 120 neurosurgery residents and fellows from all over the world in the delicate art of neurosurgery/skull base surgery and spine surgery. He is also one of the world’s foremost leaders in diagnosing, removing and treating benign brain tumors with care and precision, while prioritizing his patients’ quality of life and physical functions. He prides himself in being the most considerate doctor to his patients, who meet him at the most vulnerable time in their lives.

Dr. Ammirati’s treatment philosophy is based on adherence to the most up to date reliable scientific evidence that is tailored to the need of each individual/unique patient. Indeed, no guideline completely fits each unique patient.


American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery


Primary Address:

11199 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 203
San Diego, CA 92121

Phone Number: (619) 566-0640
Fax Number: (619) 566-0620
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Medical School
Facolta Di Medicine E Chirurgia- Via Sergio Pansini 5
Year of Graduation: 1977

Northwestern University Medical School
Year of Graduation: 1987

Krankenhaus Nordstadt
Year of Graduation: 1989