Physicians & Staff

Alois Zauner MD

A native of ADr. Alois Zaunerustria who received his medical degree from the University of Vienna, Dr. Zauner spent three years in research on cerebrovascular diseases and brain metabolism at the National Institutes of Health, NINDS, and at the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the Medical College of Virginia. This was followed by a combined fellowship in neuroendovascular surgery and diagnostic and interventional Radiology at UCLA. Following his training, Dr. Zauner directed the neuroendovascular services at the University of Miami in Florida, while serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery and Radiology.

Dr. Alois Zauner, the Medical Director of the Stroke and Neurovascular Center of Central California performs over 600 combined endovascular and open cranial surgeries annually to set the pace for state-of-the-art neuroendovascular techniques and for microsurgical cranial procedures. Among the most experienced and qualified neurosurgeons in his field in the United States, Dr. Zauner actively researches the latest breakthroughs in neuroendovascular surgery. He is also focused on minimally invasive approaches to the brain and skull base and studies in cerebral oxygenation and brain metabolism in critical neurosurgical patients. Under his supervision, new neuromonitoring techniques and neuroprotective measures are applied to patients who suffered severe traumatic brain injuries, strokes or brain hemorrhages.  He is the author or co-author of more than 100 papers and book chapters and presenter of more than 200 abstracts, presentations and lectures.


  • Robert Taylor, Physician, MD
  • Samuel Hou, Physician, MD
  • Thomas J. Clark, Regional Stroke Director, Physician, DO
  • Robert T. Thielscher, Administrator, DDS, MBA
  • Veronica Moreno, (Cottage Hospital), Acute Nurse Practitioner, RN, MSN, APRN-BC
  • Jennifer Herz, (Cottage Hospital), Nurse Practitioner RN, BSN, CCRN, MSN, ACNP-BC
  • Martha Serrato, (Cottage Hospital), Acute Nurse Practitioner RN, BSN, CCRN, MSN, ACNP-BC
  • Cori Wright, Adult Nurse Practitioner, RN, BSN, MSN, APN-BC
  • Miguel Garcia Castro, Nurse Practitioner
  • Minerva Molina, Patient Care Coordinator
  • Zoey Nunes, Site Manager

Referring Physicians

  • Linda S. Chen, MD, Neurology, (805) 681-7500
  • Richard Y. Chung, MD, Neurological Surgery, (805) 682-1912
  • E. Scott Conner, MD, Neurological Surgery, (805) 682-1912
  • Mark S. Corazza, MD, Neurology, (805) 569-7115
  • Charles J. Curatalo, MD, Neurology, (805) 569-7115
  • Karen DaSilva, MD, Neurology, (805) 898-3240
  • Philip R. Delio, MD, Neurology, (805) 682-8153
  • David G. N. Frecker, MD, Neurology, (805) 682-8153
  • Paul Gertler, MD, Neurology, (805) 898-3240
  • Robert D. Harbaugh, MD, Neurology, (805) 682-8153
  • Thomas H. Jones, MD, Neurological Surgery, (805) 682-1912
  • Thomas Kennedy, MD, Neurology, (805) 898-3240
  • Thomas H. Weisenburger, MD, Radiation Oncology, (805) 682-7300
  • Paul S. Willis, MD, Neurology, (805) 682-2621
  • Hsien C. Young, MD, Neurology, (805) 898-3240
  • John A. Zolan, MD, Neurology, (805) 898-3240

  • Mary Amir, MD, Neurology, San Luis Obispo, (805) 544-7511
  • Ramsis Benjamin, MD, Neurology, Templeton, (805) 434-0335
  • Thomas Clark, DO, Neurology, San Luis Obispo, (805) 547-2275
  • Ramanand C. Dandillaya, MD, Neurology, Santa Maria, (805) 928-5851
  • Philip Ente, MD, Neurology, Lompoc, (805) 735-7623
  • David S. Filippi, MD, Neurology, Pismo Beach, (805) 547-2224
  • Phillip Kissel, MD, Neurological Surgery, San Luis Obispo, (805) 544-4455
  • Henry Lee, MD, Neurology, Nipomo, (805) 938-0935
  • Nelson Yamagata, MD, Neurology, Templeton, (805) 434-0335

  • Cary D. Alberstone, MD, Neurological Surgery, Oxnard, (805) 983-1700
  • Paul Dudley, MD, Neurology, Thousand Oaks, (805) 497-0027
  • James Herman, MD, Neurological Surgery, Ventura, (805) 641-4431
  • Peter K. Kim, MD, Neurology, Simi Valley, (805) 579-8892
  • Patrick Kong, MD, Neurology, Oxnard, (805) 988-1105
  • John A. Lee, MD, Neurological Surgery, Thousand Oaks, (805) 497-9484
  • Kapil Moza, MD, Neurological Surgery, Thousand Oaks, (805) 497-3622
  • Anthony A. Virella, MD, Neurological Surgery, Westlake Village, (805) 449-0088
  • David Westra, MD, Neurological Surgery, Ventura, (805) 643-2179
  • Ju-sung Wu, MD, Neurology, Oxnard, (805) 983-1009

  • Ramsis Benjamin, MD, Neurology, Bakersfield, (661) 398-3899
  • Richard L. Pantera, MD, Neurology, Visalia, (559) 625-1691
  • Gregorio Pineda, MD, Neurology, Bakersfield, (661) 322-3008

Open Positions at SNC

  • We do not currently have any open positions.