Shayan Moosa

Shayan Moosa, MD

General Neurological Surgery Appointment
Neurological Surgery
Primary Location:
General Neurosurgery Clinic

3rd Floor

1300 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:


Research Interests:

Alleviating chronic pain using neuromodulation
Treating brain tumors with laser and focused ultrasound therapy

Clinical Practice:
Epilepsy Care, Essential Tremor, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation, Focused Ultrasound


Assistant Professor

Dr. Shayan Moosa is a neurosurgeon who specializes in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, as well as pain and peripheral nerve disorders. He treats a wide range of conditions affecting the nervous system, including movement disorders, epilepsy, chronic pain, nerve injuries, and tumors.

Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Dr. Moosa became interested in neuroscience early on while in high school. As an undergraduate student at UVA, Dr. Moosa studied novel treatments for brain tumors in the lab while also working as a medical scribe in the hospital. These experiences sparked his interest in becoming a neurosurgeon.

“As a medical scribe, I was fortunate to work closely with several stellar physicians and was amazed by how much of a direct positive impact they could have on their patients’ lives,” Dr. Moosa says. “I instantly knew that I wanted to do the same.”

A graduate of the UVA School of Medicine, Dr. Moosa continued his training at UVA, completing a residency in neurosurgery. He gained additional neurosurgical experience during a year-long fellowship in Auckland, New Zealand. He also performed sub-specialty training in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at UVA under the direction of Dr. Jeff Elias.

Dr. Moosa treats his patients as if they were his family members.

“This means that my patients have my utmost attention both in the clinic and in the operating room,” he says. “I always devote as much time as needed to provide the best care possible.”

More importantly, Dr. Moosa stays on top of best practices in neurosurgery. He’s committed to research and bringing the newest therapies and techniques to the clinic.

“Rapid advances in neuroscience and medical technology are continuously improving the extent to which we can surgically treat neurological diseases,” Dr. Moosa says. “I strive to be on the forefront of these advancements through the work performed in my lab.”


University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2015
University of Virginia School of Medicine