November 5, 2013
John Park, MD, PhD, has joined the Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute at Cottage Health System. A board certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Park specializes in the surgical treatment of patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors.
Dr. Park received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University. He completed medical and graduate school at Harvard, and a residency in Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He spent time at Massachusetts General Hospital during his residency and following residency, and later joined the staff of Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s. Dr. Park subspecialized in brain and spinal tumors as well as general neurosurgery.
In 2002, he was recruited to the National Institutes of Health to become chief of Surgical and Molecular Neuro-oncology. He served as the primary brain tumor surgeon for the National Cancer Institute and was also the principal investigator of a basic and translational science laboratory.