Lawrence D. Dickinson, MD
Dr. Dickinson is board certified in neurological surgery. Dr. Dickinson practices the full breadth of neurosurgery, including non-surgical and surgical treatments for brain and spinal disorders, with a special focus on minimally invasive technologies. Among these are the minimally invasive BrainPath® Neurosurgery System and the BrightMatter™ Advanced Visualization System, which have brought new hope to patients with previously inoperable brain tumors and blood clots.
In November 2017, Dr. Dickinson was elected Chairperson for the Neuroscience Department at Eden Medical Center. Medical staff department chairs are responsible for medical and allied health staff, quality assurance and credentialing within their department.
Dr. Dickinson earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of California, San Diego, and his medical degree from the University of Southern California, where he graduated with honors, including election to Alpha Omega Alpha.
After completing his seven-year neurosurgery residency training at the University of Michigan, Dr. Dickinson finished subspecialty training in vascular neurosurgery at the University of Florida. He returned to the University of Michigan where as Assistant Professor he developed a nationally recognized minimally invasive surgery program for the treatment of brain tumors and vascular malformations.
Raised in Southern California, Dr. Dickinson returned to his home state in 1998, and with Dr. Randall founded Pacific Brain & Spine. He currently holds privileges at Eden Medical Center, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, Alta Bates-Summit Medical Center, Mills Peninsula Medical Center and El Camino Hospital.
When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Dickinson can be found making music with his wife, daughter and two sons. During the winter months, he and his family enjoy snowboarding in Lake Tahoe, and year-round they search for great surfs to ride.