Long Bio

Dr. DiGiorgio stands at the forefront of neurosurgery and health policy, bridging the gap between advanced medical practice and impactful healthcare policies. As a practicing neurosurgeon at the University of California, San Francisco, and a key member of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, he brings a unique perspective to the table. His affiliation with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University further amplifies his influence in healthcare policy circles.


His journey began at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, a cornerstone in safety-net healthcare, shaping his understanding of healthcare disparities. Today, he continues this mission at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG), a vital institution for underrepresented communities.


Dr. DiGiorgio's academic credentials, including a Master's in Health Administration and a healthcare policy fellowship in the U.S. Senate, equip him with a deep understanding of the healthcare system. His clinical fellowships in neurotrauma and spine surgery enable him to offer exceptional care to a diverse range of patients, underscoring his commitment to equality in healthcare access.

His clinical practice covers both cranial and spinal trauma and he is the director of spinal neurotrauma at ZSFG.  He also has an elective minimally invasive spine surgery practice for Medicaid patients.  Additionally, he serves as an unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant for the National Football League and the lead neurotrauma consultant for the San Francisco 49ers.   


His work extends beyond the operating room into the realm of policy and advocacy, focusing on those often overlooked in healthcare discussions. His numerous peer-reviewed publications explore the critical intersection of neurosurgical practices, healthcare policy, and patient advocacy, highlighting his dedication to improving healthcare systems, especially for vulnerable populations.


As a licensed and board-certified neurosurgeon in California, Dr. DiGiorgio is not just a medical expert but a visionary in healthcare policy, committed to creating a more equitable and effective healthcare system for all.

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Short Bio

Dr. Anthony DiGiorgio is a neurosurgeon at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) who cares for patients with traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. He also specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery. He primarily works out of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the county-run safety-net hospital.

Dr. DiGiorgio is also a Senior Affiliated Scholar at The Mercatus Center at George Mason University and affiliated faculty at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF.  His policy research focuses on Medicaid policy, access to care and healthcare economics.  

Dr. DiGiorgio earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, where he also earned a master of health administration degree. At UCSF, he completed a fellowship in neurotrauma and neurocritical care as well as a research fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery.