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About Lawrence Marshall, MD
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Lawrence Marshall, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and an internationally renowned expert in traumatic head injury. Dr. Marshall's surgical interests cover all of neurosurgery but especially diseases of the spine and spinal cord, brain tumors, and peripheral nerves.
Operations he performs include craniotomy, anterior cervical diskectomy and laminectomy, thoracic diskectomy, lumbar diskectomy and laminectomy and fusion, and exploration of the brachial plexus, among others.
Dr. Marshall served as chief of the Division of Neurosurgery from 1995-2010. He has served in many key roles at the UC San Diego, including associate dean for the Faculty Practice Plan and executive director of managed care.
As a professor of surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, he has conducted research studies in a wide range of areas related to central nervous system trauma and severe head injury.
Dr. Marshall completed a fellowship at the Institute of Neurological Sciences in Glasgow, Scotland after his residency training at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Marshall is board certified in neurological surgery.
He has served on over 75 scientific and professional committees. He has held over 60 positions for various scientific and professional organizations. Dr. Marshall has been invited as distinguished lecturer or panelist at over 500 meetings and conferences.
Dr. Marshall is also a member of over 50 scientific and professional societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego Academy of Neurological Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Neurological Surgeons, Society of Neurotrauma, and the Western Federation of Neurological Surgeons.
UC San Diego Health Links
For more information on neurosurgery at UC San Diego Health, see Neurological Institute.
- University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
- Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland
- University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Neurological Surgery
Conditions and Treatments
- Spine Surgery
- Head Injury
- Brain Tumors
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Open Cranial Surgery
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion (ACDF)
- Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumors