Lawrence D. Dickinson, M.D. was raised in Southern California. He received a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of California, San Diego, and his medical degree form the University of Southern California, where he graduated with honors, including election to Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Dickinson then completed a seven year residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Michigan, and a fellowship in Cerebrovascular Surgery from the University of Florida. Dr. Dickinson returned to Michigan after his fellowship and served as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan. He was primarily responsible for the care of patients with vascular problems and traumatic injuries of the brain. He helped develop a nationally recognized Minimally Invasive Surgery Program that brought computer navigation systems to the operating room to treat brain tumors and vascular malformations. During his tenure he also served as Medical Director of the Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit at the University of Michigan Medical Center and ran its clinical research projects. Dr. Dickinson missed his California roots, and in 1998 moved his career and family to the bay area to join Pacific Brain and Spine.
Dr. Dickinson is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the California Association of Neurolgical Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Neurocritical Care Society. He holds physician privileges at Eden Medical Center, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, San Leandro Hospital, Alta Bates-Summit Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente-Oakland. He currently serves as Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit and Neurointensive Care Unit at Eden Medical Center.
Dr. Dickinson practices the full breadth of neurosurgery, including surgical and non-surgical treatment of brain and spinal disorders. His practice focuses on minimally invasive techniques in treating disorders of the brain and spine.