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.