Fady Girgis, B.Sc. Pharm, M.D., Ed.M., F.R.C.S.C.

Fady Girgis, B.Sc. Pharm, M.D., Ed.M., F.R.C.S.C.


Neurological Surgery


Functional Neurosurgery

Brain Tumors

Peripheral Nerve


  • Assistant Professor


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UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 3900
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-734-4300
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Girgis is a specialist in the surgical treatment of epilepsy, the use of Deep Brain Stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders, and the surgical treatment of peripheral nerve entrapments and tumors. He also has extensive experience in the treatment of facial pain disorders, such as trigeminal neuralgia, and the surgical treatment of brain tumors.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Girgis' research focuses on the neurophysiology of decision-making, with implications for the treatment of various psychiatric diseases using Deep Brain Stimulation. He is also interested in better defining the neural basis of spiritual practices such as meditation, with potential applications in the treatment of epilepsy. In addition, Dr. Girgis investigates pedagogical methods in the fields of neurosurgical resident and medical student education, and serves as a peer reviewer for the journal World Neurosurgery.


Neurological Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Neuroscience


M.D., University of Calgary Medical School, Calgary, AB, Canada 2008

Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge MA 2012

B.Sc. Pharm, University of Toronto Pharmacy, Toronto, ON, Canada 2005

Internship: Neurological Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada 2008-2009


Neurological Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada 2009-2015


Epilepsy/Functional Neurosurgery, Case Western Reserve University Medical School Hospitals, Cleveland OH 2015-2016

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 2011-2013

Board Certifications

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Neurological Surgery,

Professional Memberships

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Honors and Awards

Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta Resident physician of the month, 2015

Canadian Neurosurgical Society K.G. McKenzie Prize for Basic Neuroscience Research � 1st Prize, 2014

Neurosurgery, University of Calgary Resident Teacher of the Year award, 2014

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (NREF) research fellowship grant/award, 2012

Congress of Neurological Surgeons functional fellowship award, 2012

University of Toronto, Faculty of Pharmacy PharmaPlus Academic Scholarship, 2003

Select Recent Publications

Girgis F, Pace J, Sweet J, Miller P. Hippocampal neurophysiologic changes after mild traumatic brain injury and potential neuromodulation treatment approaches. Front Syst Neurosci. 2016 Feb;10:8.

Girgis F, Miller P. White Matter Stimulation for the Treatment of Epilepsy. Seizure. 2016 Feb;37:28-31.

Girgis F, Miller JP. Glossopharyngeal and Other Facial Neuralgias. Pain Management Secrets, 4th Edition, edited by Charles Argoff. St. Louis, MO: Mosby. 2016.

Sweet J, Pace J, Girgis F, Miller P. Computational Modeling and Neuroimaging Techniques for Targeting during Deep Brain Stimulation. Front Neuroanat. 2016 Jun;10:71.

Girgis F, Diaz R, Hader W, Hamilton M. Comparison of Intracranial Neuroendoscopic Procedures in Children versus Adults. Can J Neurol Sci. 2015 Nov 8;42(6):427-35.

Girgis F, Walcott B, Kwon CS, Sheth S, Asaad W, Nahed B, Eskandar E, Coumans JV. The absence of fever or leukocytosis does not exclude the diagnosis of infection following cranioplasty. Can J Neurol Sci. 2015 Jun 11:1-5.

Girgis F, Shing M, DuPlessis S. Thoracic Epidural Blood Patch for Treatment of Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension: Case report and review of the literature. Turk Neurosurg. 2015;25(2):320-5.

Girgis F, Eskandar E. Primate Nucleus Accumbens and Orbitofrontal Cortex mediate decision-making behavior. Platform Presentation (McKenzie 1st Prize Basic Neuroscience). Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation Annual Meeting. Banff, Canada 2014.

Girgis F. Feasibilityof a dual neurosurgeon-scientist career in canada: A survey study. Can J Neurol Sci. 2013 Jul;40(4):504-11.

Girgis F. Memory Outcomes Following Selective versus Nonselective Temporal Lobe Removal: A Systematic Review. Mind Brain Educ. 2012 Sep;6(3):164-73.