Dr. Christopher Uchiyama

Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD
Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD


  • Neurological Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery, Spine
4.8 124 Ratings
Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037 US


Christopher Uchiyama, MD, joined Scripps in 2001 where he currently serves as the division head for neurosurgery.

Dr. Uchiyama has clinical expertise in brain and spinal surgery, with special expertise in complex cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery, pituitary tumors, brain and spinal tumors and general neurosurgery. He also performs cervical artificial disc replacement.

He is a member of several professional societies and has been the recipient of many honors and awards for his work in clinical research.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery, 2005

Medical Education

  • University of Southern California School of Medicine, MD, 1992


  • Deaconess Harvard Surgical Service, General Surgery, 1993


  • University of Utah Medical Center, Neurological Surgery, 1999


  • University of Utah Medical Center, Neurological Surgery, 1999

Research Fellowships

  • Brigham & Women's Hospital, Neurological Surgery, 1994
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