Roland A. Torres, MD, FAANS
Dr. Torres is a board-certified neurosurgeon who has been in practice for more than three decades. He is a nationally recognized expert specializing in cerebrovascular neurosurgery, neurosurgical spine surgery and neurotrauma, and he is experienced in neurosurgical oncology – including treating metastatic cancer and spine tumors –minimally invasive spine surgery, skull base surgery, interventional neuroradiology/endovascular neurosurgery and cerebrovascular disease. His primary research interests include pathomechanisms of traumatic brain injury, neuroprotection trials and neuromonitoring.
After earning his medical degree at the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Torres undertook his neurosurgery residency at the University of California Davis, serving as Chief Resident in his final year, and was selected for elite fellowships in brain tumors and complex spine instrumentation at the University of California San Francisco and University of California Los Angeles, respectively. Complex spine encompasses all matters of the spine, including neck and back pain, degenerative spinal conditions, neck surgery, scoliosis, spinal cancer, and more. A former professor and director of neurotrauma at Stanford University, he is fluent in English and Spanish and previously served 14 years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, where he was a Major in the Medical Service Corps.