Pacific Forensic Group
Ronnie Mimran, MD, MBA - Board Certified Neurosurgeon
Alameda, California 94501
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Dr. Mimran completed medical school at the University of Southern California. He subsequently completed a General Surgery Internship, Residency in Neurological Surgery, and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, at the University of Florida. During residency and fellowship, Dr. Mimran received the Charles Shank Award for Excellence in Neurosurgery, was a Delegate Fellow for the Council of Neurosurgical Societies, and was honored as the Outstanding Resident Educator in 2002. Between 2016-2018, Dr. Mimran completed an MBA at Cornell University.
Dr. Mimran has published chapters and peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, Clinical Intervention Aging and the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. He has successfully patented two neurosurgical devices. As an award-winning teacher, Dr. Mimran brings the capacity to effectively and succinctly communicate complex neurological concepts to his medical-legal practice.
Independent Medical Evaluation, Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery, Spinal Injury, Brain Injury, Brain Surgery, Traumatic Brain Injury, Complex Spinal Surgery, Medical-Legal Examination, IME
Areas of Expertise
Complex Spinal Surgery; Future Treatment Needs.
The Pacific Forensic Group is a highly specialized team of experts in the areas of forensic psychology, neuropsychology, neurology and neurosurgery. Our group of colleagues include:
-Dr. Teo Ernst, Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, specializing in PTSD, Mitigation, Resentencing, Testamentary Capacity, and Personal Injury
-Dr. Peter Brain Andersson, Board Certified Neurologist, Specializing in Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurocognitive Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis
-Dr. Charles Filanosky, Board Certified Rehabilitation Psychologist, Specializing in Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD
-Dr. David Contreras, Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, Specializing in Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial, Transfer/Waiver to Adult Court, Juvenile Sexual Offenses
-Dr. Lisa Kalich, Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, Specializing in Personal Injury, Parenting Capacity, Sexual Offender and Violence Risk Assessment for Adults and Juveniles, Disability, Child Witness Issues.
-Dr. Jerry Lockhart, Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, Bilingual (Spanish-English Specializing in Juvenile Competency and SVP consultation
-Dr. Laurel Mattos, Forensic Psychologist, Specializing in Trial Competency, NGRI, Mental Health Diversion, Violence Risk Assessment
-Dr. Elise Yenne, Forensic Psychologist, Specializing in Juvenile and Adult Trial Competency, Violence Risk Assessment Transfer Hearings
-Dr. Trayci Dahl, Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, Specializing in Filicide, Capital Sentencing, and Threat Assessment
-Dr. Mario Souza, Bilingual (Spanish-English) Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, Specializing in Violence Risk, Sex Offender Risk, Insanity, Mitigation, and Mental Health Diversion
We are available for in person and zoom forensic evaluations depending upon the case specifics. Please utilize our website to learn more about our forensic and medical-legal services in civil, criminal, probate, and employment law.
Sutter West Bay Medical Group, San Francisco, CA December 2020 – present
Chairman, Department of Neuroscience
Sutter Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley, CA December 2021 – present
Medical Director, Neurosurgery
Sutter Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley, CA 2015 -- present
Adjunct Clinical Professor
UCSF Department of Neurosurgery
2006 – present
Vice Chairman, Department of Neuroscience Sutter Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley, CA December 2019 – December 2021
Pacific Brain and Spine, Danville, CA
July 2005 – December 2020
NFL Team Neurosurgeon
Oakland Raiders, Alameda, CA
2009 – 2020
Director of Professional Affairs
Baxano, Inc., San Jose, CA
2011 – 2012
Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery, May 2009 California Medical License, No. A90574
Sutter Eden Medical Center
Awards & Honors
San Francisco Magazine's Top Doctors of 2020
San Francisco Magazine's Top Doctors of 2019
Poets and Quants for Executives, Best and Brightest of 2018
San Francisco Magazine's Top Doctors of 2018
San Francisco Magazine's Top Doctors of 2017
Leading Physicians of the World, 2016
San Francisco Magazine's Top Doctors of 2016
San Francisco Magazine's Top Doctors of 2015
Castle Connoly's Top Doctors 2012, 2013
Patients Choice Award 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2009-2014
Outstanding Resident Educator, UF College of Medicine, 2005 Delegate Fellow, Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, 2004-2005 Charles Shank Award for Excellence in Neurosurgery, 2003
Seminars & Training
Advanced Planning, Navigation and Visualization Tools to Perform MIS Procedures”, VuMedi webinar August 2018,
“Navigated MIDLF™ Workflow (Cortical Trajectory)”, VuMedi webinar October 2017, https://www.vumedi.com/video/navigated-midlftm-workflow-cortical-trajectory/
“Costs, Complications & Workflow: A Discussion of Navigated Spine Procedures”, VuMedi webinar June 2017,
“Advances in Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression”, Oral Presentation, Cedars-Sinai Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders, February 4, 2011.
“Neurosurgery in the 21st Century”, Oral Presentation, City of Pleasanton, March 16, 2009.
“Ask the Doctor: Back Pain”, Phone-In Television Show, March 1, 2006.
“Cervical Arthroplasty at the University of Florida” Conference Lecture, Neurosurgery 2005 Conference, January 29, 2005.
“Thoracic Disc Disease” Lecture, UF Neurosurgery/Orthopedic Surgery Spine Conference, March 3, 2004.
“Pediatric Occipitocervical Fusion: the UF Experience” Conference Lecture, Neurosurgery 2004 Conference, January 24, 2004.
Cervical Arthroplasty” Lecture, UF Neurosurgery/Orthopedic Surgery Spine Conference, October 1, 2003.
“Technique Comparison for Decompressive Laminectomy: Minimally Invasive versus ‘Classic' Open Laminectomy.” Southern Neurosurgical Society, Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting, 2003.
“Comparison of Techniques for Decompressive Laminectomy” Conference Lecture, Neurosurgery 2003 Conference, January 25, 2003.
“Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: An Overview” Lecture, UF
Neurosurgery/Orthopedic Surgery Spine Conference, January 8, 2003.
“Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors” Lecture, UF Neurosurgery/Orthopedic Surgery Spine Conference, October 2, 2002.
“Temporary Clipping in Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm Surgery: An End-Artery Study” Poster Presentation, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, September 2002.
“Prehospital Care of the Neurosurgical Patient.” Conference Lecture, Advances in Critical Care 2002, May 9, 2002.
“Overview of CNS Trauma.” Lecture, Junior Honors Seminar, UF College of Medicine, March 19, 2002, and March 16, 2004.
“Temporary Clipping of Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms.” Conference Lecture, Neurosurgery 2002 Conference, January 26, 2002.
“Prehospital Care of Traumatic Brain Injury.” Lecture, ShandsCair Emergency Flight Team Grand Rounds, June 2001.
“Traumatic Brain Injury: Clinical Perspectives.” Lecture, Junior Honors Seminar, UF College of Medicine, April 2001.
“Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Arteriovenous Malformations in Pediatric Patients: the University of Florida Experience.” Conference Lecture, Neurosurgery 2001 Conference, January 28, 2001.
“Overview of CNS Trauma.” Lecture, Junior Honors Seminar, UF College of Medicine, April 2000.
"Technological Advancements in Pediatric Neurosurgery” (Levy M, Mimran R) Oral and Poster Presentation, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 48th Annual Meeting, Seattle, September 1998.
“Emergent Care in the Field: The Necessity of Rapid Evaluation and Transport” (Levy M, Mimran R.) Oral Presentation, Diana, A One-Year Retrospective, London, November 1998.
"The Role of the Blood Brain Barrier on Ganciclovir Treatment in a Rat Model of C6 Glioma Transduced with Herpes Thymidine Kinase Gene.” Poster Presentation, Medical Student Research Forum, University of Southern California College of Medicine, March 12, 1997.
Wray S, Mimran RI, Vadapalli S, Shetye SS, McGilvray KC, Puttlitz CM. Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbar Spine: Effect of Trajectory and Screw Design on Acute Biomechanical Purchase. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. May 2015.
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. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, Dec 2013.
Lauryssen C, Berven S, Mimran RI, Summa C, Sheinberg M, Miller LE, Block JE. Facet-sparing Lumbar Decompression with a Minimally Invasive Flexible Microblade Shaver versus Traditional Decompression: A Quantitative Radiographic Assessment. Clin Interv Aging. July 2012.
Rahman M, Summers LE, Richter B, Mimran RI, Jacob RP. Comparison of Techniques for Decompressive Lumbar Laminectomy: the Minimally Invasive versus the “Classic” Open Approach. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, 2008; 51: 100-105.
Mimran RI, Henn JS. “Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression”. Chapter in: Kim D, Henn J, Vacarro A, and Dickman C. Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine. Saunders Elsevier, 2006.
Mimran RI, Jacob RP. “Minimally Invasive Lumbar Laminectomy for Stenosis”. Chapter in: Perez-Cruet M, Khoo L, and Fessler R. An Anatomic Approach to Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Quality Medical Publishing, 2006.
Mimran RI, Henn JS. Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression. Arthroscopy, June 2004.
Wang MY, Henn JS, Mimran RI. Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Fusion Techniques. Arthroscopy, June 2004.
Mimran RI, Friedman WA. “Radiosurgery in Children”. Chapter in: Alexander M, and Spetzler R. Pediatric Neurovascular Disease: Surgical, Endovascular and Medical Management. Thieme Medical Publishing, 2005.
Wang MY, Mimran RI, Mohit A, Lavine SD, Giannotta SL. Carotid Stenosis in a Multiethnic Population. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Mar/Apr 2000.
Wang MY, Mimran RI, Giannotta SL. Ethnic Differences in the Distribution of Posterior Circulation Aneurysms. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Jan/Feb 2000.
Mimran RI, Freeman J, Gong I, Selby R, Jabbour N. Benign Cystic Teratoma Arising from the Common Bile Duct: A Case Report. Surgical Rounds, October 1998.
Dickinson L, Summa C, Mimran RI, Lauryssen C. One Year Postoperative Study Results of a Flexible Microblade Shaver System for Lumbar Decompression. Poster #A-604-0000-00301. International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Annual Meeting 2014.
ickinson L, Lauryssen C, Summa C, Mimran RI. Prospective, Single-Arm, Multi-center Trial Using A Flexible Microblade Shaver System For Lumbar Decompression: Interim Clinical Data. ePoster #1306. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Annual Meeting, 2012.
Dickinson L, Mimran RI, Randall J, Mitchell M. Lumbar Decompression Using a New, Minimally Invasive Flexible Shaver Device: Surgical Outcome in Patients with Lumbar Stenosis. Poster. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Annual Meeting, 2011.
Mimran RI, Lauryssen C, Berven S, Sheinberg MA. A Novel Over-the-wire System for the Decompression of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Spine Arthroplasty Society, Annual Meeting, 2010.
Lauryssen C, Mimran RI, Berven S, Sheinberg MA. Facet preservation During Decompression for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Quantitative Cadaveric Comparison of the iO-FlexTM System versus Standard Microdecompression. Spine Arthroplasty Society, Annual Meeting, 2010.
Mimran RI, Murad GA, Cunningham BW, Dmitriev A, Mcafee PC, Sutterlin C. A Novel Device for Endplate Preparation: The Minimally Invasive Diskectomy Brush (Histological Analysis of Wear Debris Production). Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Annual Meeting, 2003.
Mimran RI, Jacob RP. Technique Comparison for Decompressive Laminectomy: Minimally Invasive versus “Classic” Open Laminectomy. Southern Neurosurgical Society, Annual Meeting, 2003.
Zipfel G, Mimran RI, Lafrentz P, Day A. Multiple Paraclinoid Aneurysms: Presentation, Management, and Surgical Outcome. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Annual Meeting, 2003.
Mimran RI, Zipfel G, Robicsek S, Gaposchkin C, Lafrentz P, Sulek C, Lewis S, Day A. Temporary Clipping in Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm Surgery: An End-Artery Study. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Annual Meeting, 2002.
Wang M, Mimran RI, Lavine S, Giannotta S. Posterior Circulation Aneurysm Distribution in a Multi-Ethnic Population. Joint Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery, Annual Meeting, 1999.
Wang M, Lavine S, Mimran RI, Giannotta S. Carotid Artery Stenosis in a Multi-Ethnic Population. North American Stroke Meeting, October 1998.
LeMay D, Chen T, Mimran RI, Hurvitz K, Anderson W, McComb J, Apuzzo M, Zlokovic B. Rolipram Treatment Appears to Limit Tumor Growth in a Rat Model of C6 Glioma. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Annual Meeting, April 1997.
LeMay D, Kittaka M, Mimran RI, Hurvitz K, Gordon E, Anderson W, McComb J, Zlokovic B. The Role of the Blood Brain Barrier on Ganciclovir Treatment in a Rat Model of C6 Glioma Transduced with Herpes Thymidine Kinase Gene. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Annual Meeting, 1997. LeMay D, MacDonald T, Mimran RI, Hurvitz K, McComb J, Weiss M, Zlokovic B. A New Model of Human Medullablastoma in the Nude Mouse. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Pediatric Section, Annual Meeting, December 1996.
Cornell University/Johnson Graduate School of Management, Ithaca, NY Queen's University/Smith School of Business, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Masters of Business Administration
2016 - 2018
Residency, Neurological Surgery
University of Florida, Department of Neurosurgery, Gainesville, FL
2000 – 2005
Clinical Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
University of Florida, Department of Neurosurgery, Gainesville, FL
2003 – 2004
Internship, General Surgery
University of Florida, Department of Surgery, Gainesville, FL
1999 – 2000
University of Southern California/Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA Doctor of Medicine, May 1999
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science, Physiology, December 1994