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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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Medical Degree

  • Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Residency

  • UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Gender

  • Male

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Vascular Neurosurgery
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Brain Tumors
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted