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Dr Michael Chan, a native of San Francisco, earned his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Biomedical Science from Barry University, Florida. Dr Chan received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio and completed his Neurosurgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr Chan has surgical privileges at Mercy General Hospital and Sutter Medical Center. He currently serves as an instructor of neurosurgery for UC Davis students as well as for students of the newly formed California Northstate University College of Medicine. He also serves as an expert medical reviewer for the Medical Board of California.
Board certified in Neurological Surgery, he has special interests in the treatment of skull base tumors and vascular lesions such as brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. He is experienced in using advanced techniques such as frameless stereotactic navigation for tumor surgery, as well as minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for treatment of pituitary tumors. His background in skull base surgery also allows him to treat complex conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia as well as vestibular schwannoma. He also has extensive experience with surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, utilizing advanced techniques such as spinal fusion through minimal access to treat degenerative conditions, deformities, trauma and spinal tumors.
Dr Chan believes that educating his patients and their families on their conditions promotes the partnership that helps them make the best choices in the management of their health.
Jessica joined us in 2003 with a degree in Medical Administrative Assisting. She has worked in most areas of the practice and has extensive experience with medical records, billing and collections and helping keep the electronic and network functions up and running. She currently takes care of appointment and surgery scheduling for Dr. Chan's patients, and finds the healthcare field extremely rewarding. Jessica takes pride in being thorough, making sure each patient’s experience is as smooth and anxiety free as possible and she works tirelessly to make sure all the details for the patient encounter are handled in a professional, friendly manner. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband, hiking, reality TV and playing with her kitties.
Dr. Hsieh (pronounced 'Shay') is a native of the Los Angeles area. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998 with a degree in Neurobiology, majoring in molecular cell biology with an emphasis in neurobiology and minoring in music. Following completion of his undergraduate degree, Dr. Hsieh received his M.D. at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, where he served as President of the Vanderbilt Honor Council. Dr. Hsieh's neurosurgical residency was completed within the NYU Hospital System at the Department of Neurosurgery at NYU Langone, followed by a year as Chief Resident at Bellevue Hospital.
In addition to his passion for medicine, Dr. Hsieh is an accomplished musician, playing both piano and violin. He credits his training as a classical musician with providing a unique perspective and approach to medicine in general, and more specifically to advanced and complex surgery. Dr. Hsieh spent six years in Atlanta in private practice before coming home to California. He received his Board Certification in 2013.
Dr. Hsieh takes a balanced approach to each patient's needs, and takes the time to truly listen to the outcome the patient hopes for. Where surgery is indicated, he specializes in the newest and most innovative of techniques.