Dr. David Barba joined the neurosurgical faculty at UCSD in 1988. His areas of special expertise include brain tumors, acoustic neuromas, functional neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Barba is the neurosurgical consultant for the stereotactic radiosurgery program at UCSD. In addition, Dr. Barba assumes primary responsibility for performing surgical procedures to provide relief for patients suffering from tremor disorders.
Dr. Barba earned his medical degree at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He completed his residency training at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Barba spent a period of time as a research fellow in microsurgical techniques for cerebral aneurysms and the posterior fossa at the Shinshu University in Matasumoto, Japan. Dr. Barba was also the EC-IC Bypass fellow at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. In addition, Dr. Barba spent two years as a research fellow at the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Barba has been invited as distinguished lecturer or panelist at over 50 meetings and conferences. He is also a member of numerous scientific and professional societies, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the San Diego Academy of Neurological Surgeons, and the Research Society of Neurological Surgeons.