Distinguished neurosurgeon Dr. Lawrence F. Marshall was appointed Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery in 1995. Since coming to UCSD in 1973, Dr. Marshall has served in many key roles at the University, including that of Associate Dean for the Faculty Practice Plan and Executive Director of UCSD Managed Care. He is currently Chief of the Division, Professor of Neurological Surgery, and Director of the Residency Training Program.
Dr. Marshall is an internationally renowned research expert in traumatic head injury. Throughout his research career, Dr. Marshall has been awarded neurosurgery research grants totaling in the millions. He has conducted research studies in a wide range of areas related to central nervous system trauma and severe head injury.
Dr. Marshall's surgical interests cover the whole of neurosurgery. At present his operating practice focuses on 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 earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed his residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, with a year of fellowship work at the Institute of Neurological Sciences in Glasgow, Scotland.
Dr. Marshall 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.
Dr. Marshall oversees the entire range of neurosurgical care provided by the UCSD Medical Center.