About Me

Dr. Juan Fernandez-Miranda is Professor of Neurosurgery and Surgical Director of the Stanford Brain Tumor, Skull Base, and Pituitary Centers. He is internationally renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive brain surgery, endoscopic skull base and pituitary surgery, open skull base surgery, and complex brain tumor surgery. In 2018, he was recruited to bring to Stanford his unique technical expertise and to collaborate with world-renowned Stanford colleagues across multiple disciplines to establish the preeminent center for comprehensive treatment of complex lesions in the brain, skull base, and pituitary regions. His top priority is to provide gentle, accurate, and safe surgery, in a team-based and compassionate approach to patient care.

Dr. Fernandez-Miranda completed neurosurgery residency at La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, Spain. Upon completion of his residency, he was awarded the Sanitas Prize to the best medical postgraduate trainee in the country.


From 2005 to 2007, he underwent fellowship training in microsurgical neuroanatomy at the University of Florida under legendary neurosurgeon Albert L. Rhoton, Jr.


From 2007 to 2010 he continued subspecialty clinical training in cerebrovascular surgery at the University of Virginia, and endoscopic endonasal and open skull base surgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). During his 10-year tenure at UPMC, he pioneered endoscopic endonasal approaches to highly complex pituitary and skull base tumors, developed a world-class complex brain surgery program, and leaded a premier training and research program on surgical neuroanatomy and skull base surgery.

Contact Information
Contact Information
  • Phone: (650) 723-2013 Call
Practices
UPMC Presbyterian
    Stanford Brain Tumor Center
      Hospitals
      Hospital Affiliations
      • Stanford Neuroscience Health Center
      • UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
      • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
      Skills
      Specialties
      • Neurological Surgery
      • Surgery
      • Health Educator
      • Specialist
      • Clinic/Center
      Areas Of Expertise
      • Anatomy of Head and Neck
        10 + years
      Clinical Focuses
      • Neurosurgery
      • Surgical Anatomy
      Languages
      • English
      • French
      • Spanish
      Education & Training
      Education
      • Complutense University of Madrid, Medical School
        MD
        1994 - 2000
      Training
      • Clinical Fellowship Endoscopic Endonasal and Open Skull Base Surgery
        Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
        2008 - 2010
      • Clinical Fellowship Cerebrovascular Surgery
        Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine
        2007 - 2008
      • Post-Doctoral Associate Surgical Neuroanatomy
        Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Florida School of Medicine
        2006 - 2007
      • Research Fellowship Surgical Neuroanatomy
        Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Florida School of Medicine
        2005 - 2006
      • Residency Neurosurgery
        Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital La Paz, Autonomous University of Madrid
        2001 - 2006
      Work Experience
      Work Experiences
      • Professor of Neurosurgery and Surgical Director of the Stanford Brain Tumor, Skull Base, and Pituitary Centers
        Stanford University
        2018-Present
      • Associate Professor
        UPMC - University of Pittsburgh
        2014-2018
      • Assistant Professor
        UPMC - University of Pittsburgh
        2010-2018
      • Clinical Instructor
        UPMC - University of Pittsburgh
        2008-2010
      Certifications
      Board Certifications
      • Neurological Surgery
        European Neurosurgical Board
        2008
      Affiliations
      Professional Affiliations
      • Member
        AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons)
      • Member
        CNS (Congress of Neurological Surgeons)
      • Member
        EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical Societies)
      • Member
        German Skull Base Society
      • Member
        NASBS (North American Skull Base Society)
      • Member
        Pituitary Network Association
      • Member
        SENEC (Spanish Society of Neurological Surgeons)
      • Member
        The Cajal Club
      • Member
        Tumor Section (AANS-American Association of Neurological Surgeons)
      Academic Affliations
      • Professor of Neurosurgery and Surgical Director
        Stanford Brain Tumor, Skull Base, and Pituitary Centers
      • Clinical Faculty
        Center for Cranial Base Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      • Assistant Professor
        Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      • Director, Surgical Neuroanatomy Lab
        Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      • Director, Research Fellowship Program in Skull Base and Surgical Neuroanatomy
        Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      • Director, Fiber Tractography Lab
        Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      Academic Affiliations
      • Member
        Tumor Section (AANS-American Association of Neurological Surgeons) German Skull Base Society The Cajal Club CNS (Congress of Neurological Surgeons) NASBS (North American Skull Base Society)
      • Member
        Spanish Society of Neurosurgery
      • Member
        North American Skull Base Society
      • Member
        International Head and Neck Scientific Group
      • Member
        German Skull Base Society
      • Member
        European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
      • Member
        Congress of Neurological Surgeons
      • Member
        Cajal Club
      • Member
        American Association of Neurological Surgeons
      Awards & Honors
      Awards & Honors
      • Best Doctors in America
        2016
      • Best Doctors in America
        2015
      • Best Doctors in America
        2014
      • Best Doctors in America
        2013
      • Best Surgical Video Award
        Spanish-Portuguese Neurosurgery Meeting
        2010
      • Best Medical Paper Published By a Spanish Doctor
        National Investigation Award (Barclays Foundation)
        2009
      • Aesculap EANS Research Award
        2008
      • Best Medical Post-graduate Trainee in Spain
        Sanitas Award
        2006
      • Best Neurosurgical Research
        Pedro Mata Award of the Neurosurgical Society of Madrid
        2006
      • Synthes CMF (Cranio-Maxillofacial) Anatomical Fellowship
        2006
      • Spanish Medical License Examination (Top 1%)
        2001
      Publications
      Publications