Lawrence Dickinson, M.D., Neurologist; Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit, Sutter Health Eden Medical Center

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

New approaches to the treatment of traumatic brain and spinal injuries; advancing the surgical management of stroke and cerebrovascular illnesses

Research Overview

  • Dr. Lawrence Dickinson specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of traumatic brain injuries, stroke and cerebrovascular disease. He is board certified in neurosurgery.
  • As Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Sutter Health’s Eden Medical Center, Dr. Dickinson leads research and pioneers minimally invasive surgical advances to care for patients with intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral ischemia, and head trauma.  
  • He presents nationally and internationally on advances in critical care management of neurovascular disorders; acute management of head trauma; and image-guided surgical techniques to treat cerebrovascular disease.
  • Dr. Dickinson helped develop a nationally recognized minimally invasive surgery program that integrated computer navigation systems to the operating room, to treat brain tumors and vascular malformations.
  • He is the Neuro-Trauma Lead for the Sutter Neuroscience Research Consortium.

Find additional information on neuroscience research and clinical trials at Eden Medical Center.


Training

Dr. Dickinson received his M.D. from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, followed by residency training in neurosurgery at the University of Michigan. He completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. 


 

Publication Search

Publications

Dickinson LD, Phelps J, Summa CD, Vanichkachorn JS, Jeshuran WR, Randall JB, Mimran RI, Mitchell M, Macenski MM, Lauryssen C, Facet-sparing decompression with a minimally invasive flexible microblade shaver: a prospective operative analysis. J Spinal Disord Tech

Lawrence Dickinson, M.D., Neurologist; Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit, Sutter Health Eden Medical Center
Primary Research Interests
  • Neurosurgery
  • Stroke and cerebrovascular disease
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment of brain and spinal disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury