Dustin Hatefi

Title(s)Associate Physician, Neurological Surgery
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MABS05/2006Biology
    Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DCMD05/2011Medicine
    Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GAMPH05/2011Epidemiology
    UC San Diego, San Diego, CA06/2018Residency, Neurological Surgery
    UC Irvine, Irvine, CA06/2019Fellowship, Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

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    Dustin Hatefi, MD, MPH, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in cerebrovascular surgery, open and endoscopic treatment of all tumors and lesions of the skull base, acoustic neuroma, primary brain and spinal cord tumors, metastatic tumors and trigeminal neuralgia. He also has extensive experience in both minimally invasive and open complex spinal procedures.

    "My goal is to help guide my patients through their diagnosis and treatment plan," he explained. "I hope to communicate every aspect of the pre-operative plan, surgical procedure, and post-operative experience with my patients to empower them to make the absolute best decision for their mind and body. I use my experience and training to give all my patients the best opportunity for success and healing."

    Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Hatefi was chief of cranial neurosurgery at NeuSpine Institute in Tampa, Fla. He also was medical director of neurosciences at HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson, Fla.

    Dr. Hatefi completed fellowship training in open/endoscopic skull base and cerebrovascular neurosurgery. He did his residency in neurological surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine and his Master of Public Health in epidemiology at Emory University.

    Dr. Hatefi is a member of the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons and the Congress of Neurologic Surgeons.

    His outside interests include most sports, running and other exercise, playing guitar, photography, gardening, reading, and watching movies.
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    1. Initial Experience Using a High-Definition 3-Dimensional Exoscope System for Microneurosurgery. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 04 01; 14(4):395-401. Sack J, Steinberg JA, Rennert RC, Hatefi D, Pannell JS, Levy M, Khalessi AA. PMID: 29106670.
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    2. Hemicraniectomy in the management of malignant middle cerebral artery infarction: Lessons from randomized, controlled trials. Surg Neurol Int. 2014; 5:72. Hatefi D, Hirshman B, Leys D, Lejeune JP, Marshall L, Carter BS, Kasper E, Chen CC. PMID: 24991475; PMCID: PMC4078455.
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    3. What happens after discharge? An analysis of long-term survival in cardiac surgical patients requiring prolonged intensive care. J Card Surg. 2012 Jan; 27(1):13-9. Elfstrom KM, Hatefi D, Kilgo PD, Puskas JD, Thourani VH, Guyton RA, Halkos ME. PMID: 22150640.
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