Southern California Brain Surgeon
Robert Louis, MD

Award-winning and fellowship-trained Southern California Brain Surgeon

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ONE Brain & Spine Center - Robert Louis, MD - NeurosurgeonRobert Louis, MD, your Southern California Brain Surgeon, is an award-winning and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive and endoscopic treatments of spinal, peripheral nerves disorders and cranial and brain conditions. He achieved his medical degree from Boston University followed by a neurosurgery internship at the University of Virginia, where he also completed his neurosurgical residency and served as Chief Resident from 2012-2013.

Dr. Louis has trained in minimally invasive neurosurgery with some of the country’s foremost neurosurgeons. Dr. Louis is currently the director of the Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Orange County, California. In 2011, he was awarded the prestigious American Association of Neurological Surgeons YNC Public Service Citation for outstanding humanitarian relief efforts in Africa.

Expert Southern California Brain Surgeon

As a highly trained and experienced brain surgeon, Dr. Louis— your Southern California Brain and Spine Surgeon— uses computer-assisted minimally invasive technique in brain surgery. With minimally invasive brain surgery, operation and anesthesia times are shortened, surgery is more accurate and safer, there is less damage on surrounding tissues, and patients’ recovery is faster.

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

Dr. Louis, your Southern California Brain and Spine Surgeon, at ONE® Brain & Spine Center® uses minimally invasive, advanced and innovative technology and techniques in brain surgeries for better patient experience and to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients. Using computer-assisted technology and highly specialized micro-surgical tools, minimally invasive brain surgeries has a lower risk of side effects and complications than traditional open brain surgeries.

Cranial and Brain Conditions Your Southern California Brain Surgeon Treats

Dr. Louis treats numerous peripheral nerves, cranial and brain conditions such as pituitary, brain and skull base tumors.

Communities Served by Your Southern California Brain Surgeon

Your Southern California Brain Surgeon practices at the Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, California and serves the Southern California communities of Costa Mesa, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Los Angeles, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Orange County, San Clemente and San Diego.

Know More About Your Southern California Brain Surgeon

Dr. Louis was raised in a suburb of Boston and completed his undergraduate education at Boston University. After completing medical school, Dr. Louis was accepted into residency in neurological surgery at the University of Virginia, under the direction and mentorship of Dr John Jane. During his six years at UVA, he completed more than 1200 cases, spanning the breadth of cranial and spinal neurosurgery. Specifically, Dr Louis focused his training on complex brain tumor, skull base and pituitary surgery and had the honor of training extensively under Dr. Edward Oldfield, widely considered the foremost pituitary surgeon in the world. After completing his Chief Residency in neurosurgery, Dr. Louis went on to more advanced subspecialty training, completing a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel Kelly at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Dr. Louis is one of only a handful of fellowship-trained minimally invasive neurosurgeons in the nation and the only one in Orange County with this distinction.
Dr. Louis is one of only a handful of fellowship-trained minimally invasive neurosurgeons in the nation and the only one in Orange County with this distinction.

• Minimally invasive brain tumor surgery
• Minimally invasive skull base tumor surgery
• Neuroendoscopy
• Microneurosurgery
• Complex spinal surgery
• Peripheral nerve surgery
• Pituitary surgery

Director, Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program, Hoag Memorial Hospital
August 2014 – present

Fellow Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
July 2013 – June 2014

Chief Residency, Neurosurgery, University of Virginia
July 2012 – June 2013

University of Virginia
Brain tumor, skull base and pituitary surgery
Mentors: Drs Edward Oldfield, John Jane, Mark Shaffrey and John Jane Jr.

John Wayne Cancer Institute/St John’s Hospital
Minimally invasive neurosurgery fellowship
Mentor: Dr Daniel Kelly

Hoag Hospital
Newport Beach, California
August 2014 –present
  • Board Eligible with American Board of Neurological Surgeons
  • Passed primary exam
  • Completed all required training
University of Virginia
Dr. John Jane – Neurological Surgery
Boston University – Boston, MA
Sargent College of Allied Health Professions
B.S. Human Physiology
2012American University of the Carribean – Coral Gables, FL
School of Medicine
M.D.
2007Internship: University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA
General Surgery
2007-2008

Residency: University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA
Neurological Surgery
2008-2012

Chief Residency: University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA
Neurological Surgery
2012-2013

Internationally, his passion for teaching and philanthropy has led him to pursue neurosurgical humanitarian efforts in East Africa. As part of Madaktari and the Foundation for International Education in Neurosurgery, Dr. Louis leads multidisciplinary neurosurgical teams on relief efforts to Tanzania. In 2011, Dr. Louis was awarded the prestigious American Association of Neurological Surgeons YNC Public Service Citation for outstanding humanitarian relief efforts in Africa. Read About Dr. Louis’ Neurosurgical Relief Works in Africa ➲.

AANS Young Neurosurgeon Public Service Citation
Presented for neurosurgical humanitarian relief work and education in Tanzania, 2011

Valedictorian
AUC School of Medicine – Class of 2007

Chancellor Paul S. Tien Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement (2007)

Predoctoral Award for The Best Oral Presentation
21st annual meeting of the AACA, June 9-12, 2004, Moraga, CA, The Gross Anatomy of the Inferior Phrenic Veins

Predoctoral award for the best poster presentation, Sandy Marks Award
4th Joint AACA/BACA meeting in New York City, July 20-22, 2005

From 2011-2013, he served as an instructor of Neuroscience and Anatomy in the Brain, Mind and Behavior Course at the University of Virginia. In 2012, Dr. Louis was appointed Director of the Skull Base Anatomical Dissection Laboratory at the University of Virginia. His love of teaching has won him numerous awards for excellence in both teaching and research.
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
North American Skull Base Society (NASBS)
Foundation for International Education in Neurosurgery (FIENS)
American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA)
Beyond his specialty training in the neurosurgical treatment of brain and pituitary tumors, Dr. Louis has a particular interest in microsurgical neuroanatomy. Specifically, his focus is on advanced understanding of neuroanatomy and the development of new neurosurgical procedures. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications and numerous book chapters.

 
To request an appointment with Robert Louis, MD, one of the best Brain Surgeons in southern California, specializes in minimally invasive surgery for brain and spine conditions, please call ONE® Brain & Spine Center® at (949) 383-4190 or Contact Us ➲.