Medical Director, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery in Sacramento, California (CA)

Sam F. Ciricillo MD

Medical Director, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery


  • 2800 L Street, Suite 501
    Sacramento, California, 95816 - United States
    Phone: (916) 454-6850

About Our Practice

Samuel F. Ciricillo, M.D., was named the Medical Director of the Sutter Neuroscience Institute at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, in October 2003. He also serves as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery and President of Sutter Neuroscience Medical Group.

In both roles, Dr. Ciricillo has been lauded for his skill and expertise as well as his exceptional bedside manner. A pediatric specialist, his professional interests include craniofacial reconstruction, spinal dysraphism, minimally-invasive endoscopic surgery, hyedrocephalus and adult and pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors.

Dr. Ciricillo earned his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta and completed both his residency in neurosurgery and his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery from UC San Francisco. He received certification as a Diplomat from the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 1998 and is board certified in pediatric neurosurgery. He has practiced pediatric and complex adult neurosurgery at Sutter Neuroscience Medical Group for more than 10 years.

Dr. Ciricillo also served on the faculties of the UC San Francisco School of Medicine from 1993-98 and the UC Davis School of Medicine since 1999.

Under Dr. Ciricillo’s leadership, the Sutter Neuroscience Institute has been designated a Neuroscience Center of Excellence and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento was ranked among America’s Best Hospitals in Neurology and Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report in 2007 and 2008.

  • Spine Specialist
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
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