Martin Rutkowski, MD


Martin Rutkowski, MD

Neurological Skull Base Surgery

Martin Rutkowski, MD

Dr. Martin Rutkowski specializes in brain tumor surgery with expertise in both surgical neuro-oncology and skull base neurosurgery. 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 70 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


    Neurological Skull Base Surgery



Assistant Professor

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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Dr. Rutkowski’s Reviews

March 8, 2023

Good experience always, no explanation needed

January 26, 2023


December 17, 2022

He is professional, empathizing, honest, and very talented. I trust my doctor. I appreciate his diligence when ever there is an issue he can not treat. My doctor explains, refers, gives me options, and follows up with me. He cares!!

November 27, 2022

Competent, and thorough. Gave me several options of care with expected outcomes. Spent time explaining anatomy structures on MRIFilms to my husband and me.

November 16, 2022

Very knowledgeable and professional provider.

August 24, 2022

One of the nicest Dr we have ever met! I would recommend him to everyone ! He took excellent care of me

July 13, 2022

The best experience. One of the top physicians I know!

June 17, 2022

Excellent Care

June 12, 2022

Great experience.

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