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David Barba, MD

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Dr. David Barba, MD


Phone Number
9300 Campus Point Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • Neurological Surgery


Dr. Barba received his medical and undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern California. He completed an internship in general surgery at Los Angeles County Hospital and a residency in neurosurgery at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. In addition, Dr. Barba completed a research fellowship studying microsurgical techniques for cerebral aneurysms at Shinshu University in Japan, a fellowship in neurosurgery at the University of Western Ontario’s University Hospital, and a fellowship at the Surgical Neurology Branch of the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. Barba is a member of numerous professional societies including the San Diego Academy of Neurological Surgeons, the Western Neurological Society, and the Research Society of Neurological Surgeons. He is currently serving as associate professor in the Division of Neurological Surgery in the Department of Surgery at UCSD.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery, 1991

Medical Education

  • University of Southern California School of Medicine, MD, 1979


  • University of Southern California Medical Center Los Angeles County, Internship-Surgery, 1980


  • University of California, San Diego, Neurological Surgery, 1985

Research Fellowships

  • National Naval Medical Center, 1988
  • University of Western Ontario, Neurological Surgery, 1986
  • Shinshu University School of Medicine, Clinical Research, 1984
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