Dr. Gerald Grant is Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Division Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Stanford University. He is also the Associate Program Director for the residency training program at Stanford and Fellowship Director for pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Grant graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University in 1989 and then completed his medical education at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1994. Dr. Grant trained at the University of Washington and completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Grant then served active duty in the United States Air Force and was deployed to Germany and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; he was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for his work on blast concussive injury. Dr. Grant joined the faculty at Duke University in 2006 and was recruited back to Stanford in 2013. Dr. Grant is a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Bio-X, and Child Health Research Institute at Stanford. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is also board certified in Pediatric Neurosurgery by the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.
He has a specialized clinical interest in pediatric brain tumors, epilepsy, Chiari malformations, moyamoya disease, and trauma. His laboratory efforts focus on molecular characterization of the blood-brain barrier and tumor microenvironment. He has been funded by the AANS (NREF grant) and by a Career Development Award from the NCI (Spore-Duke). He currently directs a translational blood-brain barrier laboratory.
Dr. Grant was elected to the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Joint Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, and the American Association of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. He is currently Vice-President of the CNS.