UC Irvine Health physician Gilbert Cadena, MD, specializes in neurological surgery

Gilbert Cadena, MD


Neurological Surgery

Medical School
Boston Univ. School of MedicineMD
UC Davis Medical CenterNeurological Surgery
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Neurological Surgery, UC Irvine School of Medicine
More Information

Gilbert Cadena, MD, is a UC Irvine Health neurosurgeon who specializes in skull base and cerebrovascular surgery, brain tumors, spinal disorders and pain management. He is an integral member of the nationally regarded UC Irvine Health Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center and Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program.

Cadena received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery, followed by a residency in neurological surgery at UC Davis in Sacramento, Calif. Subsequently, he pursued a fellowship in skull base and cerebrovascular surgery at UC Irvine.

Cadena has been published in numerous peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Neurosurgery and Global Spine Journal. He is part of two ongoing projects that seek to reduce hospital length of stay after endoscopic skull base repair, and to compare outcomes of endoscopic versus open skull base surgical approaches.

Cadena is a member of the North American Skull Base Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

UC Irvine Health Cancer Center - Newport
Pacific Medical Plaza
1640 Newport Blvd., Suite 400
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-999-2400
Fax: 949-999-2405
UC Irvine Medical Center - Neurosurgery
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion I,
Bldg. 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-6966
Fax: 855-209-8413