Martin Rutkowski, MD

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Martin Rutkowski, MD

Neurosurgery
Neurological Skull Base Surgery
Otolaryngology

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Martin Rutkowski, MD

Dr. Martin Rutkowski specializes in brain tumor surgery with expertise in both surgical neuro-oncology and skull base neurosurgery. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he received his BA in religious studies at Brown University, followed by medical school at UCLA and neurosurgery residency at UCSF. He completed advanced subspecialty fellowship training in open and endoscopic skull base surgery at the University of Southern California. With a clinical focus on both benign and malignant brain tumors, including gliomas, meningiomas, schwannomas, and pituitary adenomas, he has expertise in minimally invasive cranial approaches, awake brain mapping, and endoscopic and exoscopic instrumentation. Additionally, he brings experience in the realms of quality improvement for brain tumor patients, surgical education including the development of cadaveric simulation models, and multiple grant-funded translational research projects investigating the immunological microenvironment of glioblastoma and pituitary adenoma. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and regularly presents his clinical and basic science research at national meetings.

  • Clinical Interests

    Benign and Malignant Brain Tumors
    Open and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Cranial Neurosurgery
    Awake Craniotomy with Brain Mapping
    Pituitary Surgery
    Subcortical Parafascicular Surgery

  • Specialties

    Neurosurgery

    Neurological Skull Base Surgery

    Otolaryngology

Positions

Assistant Professor

Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education and Training

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles

Internship: University of California, San Francisco

Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship: University of Southern California

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