Frank Coufal, MD

Dr. Frank Coufal, MD
Dr. Frank Coufal, MD


  • Neurological Surgery, Spine
  • Neurological Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery, Spine
9834 Genesee Ave
Ste 411
La Jolla, CA 92037


In practice since 1999, Frank Coufal, MD, FACS, is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in complex surgeries of the brain and spinal column. He performs a wide variety of surgical procedures that range from craniotomy for the treatment of brain tumors, neurovascular disease and hydrocephalus; to operations for the treatment of traumatic injury, neoplastic disease and degenerative disease of the spine, including artificial disc replacement.

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery, 2003

Medical Education

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, MD, 1988


  • University of California, San Diego, General Surgery, 1991


  • University of California, San Diego, Neurological Surgery, 1998


  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Neurological Surgery, Spine, 1999

Research Fellowships

  • University of California, San Francisco, Neuropathology, 1990
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