Our Team


DR. BRIAN ANDREWS

DR. BRIAN ANDREWS

Neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques for the neck and spine, spinal stenosis, and brain and pituitary tumors

Dr. Brian Andrews is the founder of Pacific Neurosurgery, and chairman of the California Pacific Neuroscience Institute (CPNI) at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco.

He’s a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques for neck and spine disorders, spinal stenosis, brain and pituitary tumors, and pediatric neurosurgery. In addition, he’s also a founder of the neuro-oncology tumor board at CPMC. He earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he also completed his internship and neurosurgical residency under famed neurosurgeon and friend, Dr. Charles Wilson.

Dr. Andrews has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America® since 2005, has been named one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors® since 2003, and has been named a top neurosurgeon by U.S. News.  

In addition to being a physician, Dr. Andrews is also an author. He’s written two novels of fiction, Knife Under Fire and The California Mille; an autobiography about his famed teacher, Dr. Charles Wilson, titled Cherokee Neurosurgeon; as well as, several medical books including Intensive Care in Neurosurgery, Neurotrauma, and Pediatric Neurosurgical Intensive Care.

 AWARDS:

February 2015:  {415} Top Doctors Resource Guide–Marin Magazine

2010 – 2015: Talk of the Town Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

2003 – 2015: Castle Connolly Top Doctor®

2005 – 2014: Best Doctors®

February 2014:  {415} Top Doctors Resource Guide–Marin Magazine

2012: CMS Stage 1 2012, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

February 2013:  {415} Top Doctors Resource Guide–Marin Magazine

2008 – 2013: “Guide to America’s Best Surgeons” by The Consumer’s Research Council of America

2007: NCQA Back Pain Recognition Program Award Winner

DR. JOEY ENGLISH

DR. JOEY ENGLISH

Neurointerventional surgeon and neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and minimally-invasive treatment of vascular diseases of the brain and spine

Dr. Joey English is the medical director of neurointerventional services at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), an affiliate member of Pacific Neurosurgery, and a member of the San Francisco Division of CAIMA.

He is a board-certified neurologist and neurointerventional surgeon, specializing in the diagnosis and minimally-invasive treatment of vascular disease of the brain and spine such as acute ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysms, cerebral ateriovenous malformations and dural arteriovenous fistulas. Dr. English received a Ph.D. in molecular neuroscience and an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Following a medical internship at Baylor College of Medicine, he completed residency training in Neurology and subspecialty fellowship training in Stroke Neurology and Neurocritical Care at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He then completed additional fellowship training in Neurointerventional Radiology at UCSF. 

During his time at UCSF, he collaborated with several UCSF interventional radiologists (both body interventionalists and neurointerventionlists) to establish a large animal interventional laboratory at the China Basin campus.  His particular focus was on advanced neuroimaging and endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke, with a particular goal of creating an endovascular model of ischemic penumbra in rabbit brain, as imaged with advanced CT and MR protocols (including CT perfusion and MR imaging), with subsequent study focused on pharmacologic and endovascular treatments aimed at salvaging the ischemic penumbra.

DR. WARREN KIM

DR. WARREN KIM

Neurointerventional surgeon and neuroradiologist specializing in the diagnosis and endovascular treatment of vascular diseases of the brain, head, neck and spine.

Dr. Warren Kim is an affiliate member of Pacific Neurosurgery, and a member of the San Francisco Division of CAIMA.

He received his medical degree and Ph.D. from Yale University.  He completed his transitional internship at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose.  He completed his residency in Radiology and fellowship in Neuroradiology at UCSF, and is board-certified in both Radiology and Neuroradiology.   He went on to complete a second fellowship in Neurointerventional Radiology at UCSF.

He specializes in the diagnosis and minimally-invasive endovascular treatment of vascular diseases of the brain, head, neck and spine such as acute ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and arteriovenous fistulas.

His research interests include the development of new devices and techniques to improve neurointerventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke, including the development of innovative software to overlay multiple imaging modalities, integrate sophisticated volumetric 3-D and 4-D analysis, and enhance intra-operative real-time visualization and treatment.