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About Hoi Sang U, MD
Hoi Sang U, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who is an internationally recognized specialist in the treatment of vascular anomalies known as AVMs. Patients have traveled to UCSD from as far away as Australia, Hong Kong, the Sultanate of Brunei, Africa and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to take advantage of his expertise.
His neurovascular practice also includes treatment of aneurysms and cavernous hemangiomas. Dr. U's other surgical interests include the treatment of brain masses, including meningiomas, astrocytomas, craniopharyngiomas, and pituitary adenomas.
As a professor in the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. U is a renowned expert in brain tumor and stem cell research. He has conducted studies on diseases ranging from human pituitary adenomas to glioblastomas and is pioneering work in gene therapy and brain tissue transplantation especially in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. U joined UC San Diego in 1978. He completed his residency at UC San Francisco, an internship at Stanford and earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He is board certified in neurological surgery.
Dr. U has served on many scientific and professional committees. He has been invited as a distinguished lecturer or panelist at over 100 meetings and conferences. He is also a member of the Society of Neurologic Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the San Diego Academy of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Skull Base Society and the Royal Society of Medicine, London.
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- Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
- UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Neurological Surgery
Conditions and Treatments
- Vascular Neurosurgery
- Pituitary Tumors
- Brain Tumors