Julius Ebinu, M.D., Ph.D.

Julius O. Ebinu, M.D., Ph.D.


Neurological Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Spine Surgery



  • Assistant Clinical Professor


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Sacramento, CA 95816
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Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care

My clinical practice highlights a patient-centered approach to managing numerous spinal and brain disorders with an emphasis on state-of-the-art computer-guided technologies, stereotactic radiosurgery, and minimally invasive techniques to improve patient outcomes and maximize the safety of surgery. 

In accordance with the UC Davis tradition of excellence, my main focus is providing comprehensive and high-quality patient care, and in having a global impact on the treatment of neurosurgical disorders through outstanding research, innovation, and leadership. 

I am excited to be a part of this group and to work alongside world-renowned faculty members who are among the top in their field. I look forward to incorporating my diverse skill set, especially in minimally invasive surgery, to serve and provide excellent care to patients of this community.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ebinu is a dual-fellowship trained spine and skull base/neuro-oncology neurosurgeon whose clinical practice highlights a patient-centered approach to managing numerous brain and spinal disorders with an empasis on state-of-the-art computer-guided technologies, stereotactic radiosurgery, and minimally invasive techniques to improve patient outcomes and maximize the safety of surgery.

Dr. Ebinu has expertise in the treatment of a variety of disorders, including spinal cord tumors, total disc replacement, spinal deformity and reconstruction, and spinal cord traumatic injuries.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Ebinu's research interests include understanding the biology and treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors, and identifying the mechanisms of functional recovery in spinal cord injury. He is also interested in studying the use of minimally invasive techniques to treat various spine disorders to improve patient outcomes and minimize surgical morbidity, especially in elderly patients. Stem cell research is anther interest area.


Neurological Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Spine Center


M.D., University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, 2008

Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Calgary, AB, 2000

B.Sc., Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, 1996


Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON 2008-2014


Neurosurgery/Complex/Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, University of Miami, FL 2015-2016

Neurosurgery/Neuro-oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON 2014-2015

Board Certifications

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2014

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons

AO Spine

Association of American Neurological Surgeons

California Association of Neurological Surgeons

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

National Neurotrauma Society

North American Skull Base Society

North American Spine Society (NASS)

Society for Neuro-oncology

Select Recent Publications

2015 Bharadwaj, S, Venkatraghavan, L, Mariappan, R, Ebinu, J, Meng, Y, Khan, O, Tung, T, Reyhani, S, Bernstein, M, Zadeh, G. Serum lactate as a potential biomarker of non-glial brain tumors. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 22(10): 1625-7

2013 Lwu, S, Goetz, P, Monsalves, E, Aryaee, M, Ebinu, J, Laperriere, N, Menard, C, Chung, C, Millar, BA, Kulkarni, AV, Bernstein, M, Zadeh, G. Stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of melanoma and renal cell carcinoma brain metastases. Oncology Reports, 29(2): 407-12.

2013 Ebinu, JO, Lwu, S, Monsalves, E, Arayee, M, Chung, C, Laperriere, NJ, Kulkarni, AV, Goetz, P, Zadeh, G. Gamma knife radiosurgery for the treatment of cystic cerebral metastases. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 85(3): 667-71.

2012 Goetz, P, Ebinu, JO, Roberge, D, Zadeh, G. Current standards in the management of cerebral metastases. International Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2012: 493426.

2011 Ebinu, JO, Shahideh, M, Ibrahim, GM, Vescan, A, Gentili, F, Ridout, R, Asa, S, Zadeh, G. Sellar glomangioma. Endocrine Pathology, 22(4): 218-21.

2011 Ebinu, JO, Matouk, CC, Wallace, MC, Terbrugge, KG, Krings, T. Hydrocephalus secondary to hydrodynamic disequilibrium in an adult patient with a choroidal-type arteriovenous malformation. Interventional Neuroradiology: Journal of Peritherapeutic Neuroradiology, Surgical Procedures and Related Neurosciences, 17(2): 212-6.

2011 Ibrahim, GM, Ebinu, JO, Rubin, LA, de Tilly, LN, Spears, J. Gouty arthropathy of the axial skeleton causing cord compression and myelopathy. The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, 38(6): 918-20.

2002 Ebinu, JO, Yankner, BA. A RIP tide in neuronal signal transduction. Neuron, 34(4): 499-502.4

2000 Ebinu, JO, Stang, SL, Teixeira, C, Bottorff, DA, Hooton, J, Blumberg, PM, Barry, M, Bleakley, RC, Ostergaard, HL, Stone, JC. RasGRP, links T-cell receptor signaling to Ras. Blood, 95(10): 3199-203.

2000 Dower, NA, Stang, SL, Bottorff, DA, Ebinu, JO, Dickie, P, Ostergaard, HL, Stone, JC. RasGRP is essential for mouse thymocyte differentiation and TCR signaling. Nature Immunology, 1(4): 317-21.