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Suzanne Tharin

Suzanne Tharin

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery (2017)
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation Heart Center (2012) OH
Residency: Harvard Medical School (2011) MA
Medical Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2004) NY
Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Complex Spine (2012)
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School, Neurosurgery (2011)
MD, Columbia University (2004)
PhD, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/SUNY Stony Brook, Genetics (2000)
MSc, University of Toronto, Anatomy and Cell Biology (1994)
BSc, University of Toronto, Physiology (1991)
Suzanne Tharin, MD PhD joined the faculty at Stanford University in 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery. Following her undergraduate degree in Physiology and a Master’s degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Toronto, Dr. Tharin completed a PhD in Genetics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and SUNY Stony Brook. She received her MD from Columbia University and then completed her neurosurgery residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School program. She subsequently completed a clinical fellowship in complex spine surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Her research program encompasses the molecular controls over cortical neuronal development, spinal cord injury, and regenerative strategies for spinal cord repair, including stem cell-based strategies. As a practicing neurosurgeon at the Palo Alto VA and Stanford University Hospital, Dr. Tharin is dedicated to translating an understanding of neural development into regenerative strategies for the treatment of spinal cord injury.