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The Three Best Reasons to Turn to the Rideout Neurosurgery Center

The Rideout Neurosurgery Center combines the skills, experience, and expertise of board certified Neurosurgeons Terry (Cully) Cobb, M.D., Barry N. French, M.D., and Praveen Prasad, M.D. These three extraordinary physicians have been in practice for over 20 years. Together, each brings a distinct area of expertise and they will be in residence on a rotating basis providing on-call care around the clock.

Cully Cobb, MD, Neurosurgeon

Cully Cobb, MD, is a board certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in intracranial Neurosurgery. He completed medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where he was a Borden Scholar studying lipid metabolism. After serving in general surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Cobb completed his Neurosurgical residency in Houston, Texas. While completing his residency he spent six months in Neurology at Queen’s Square in London and received microneurosurgery training with Dr. Gazi Yasargil in Zurich, Switzerland. After completing Neurosurgical training Dr. Cobb joined the faculty at University of California, Davis Department of Neurological Surgery where he was Director of the Neurosurgical intensive care unit. He left the university to enter private practice at Sutter General Hospital. Dr. Cobb has authored 28 papers and five book chapters. He is a founding member of the Sacramento Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and the Sutter Deep Brain Stimulation Program, and is the Medical Director for the Sutter Gamma Knife Center, Chief of the Sutter Neurosurgery Section, and is one of two neurosurgeons affiliated with the University of California, Davis Epilepsy Program. He is also a partner in Cobb, French and Prasad Neurosurgical Associates.

Barry French, MD, Neurosurgeon

Barry French, MD, is a board certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal surgery, both reconstructive and minimally invasive. He completed medical school, graduated with honors, and completed Neurosurgical residency at the University of Toronto. During this period he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, received the K.G. McKenzie award from the Canadian Neurosurgical Society, and later the Medal in Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. French then joined the faculty of the University of California, Davis Department of Neurological Surgery where he published 28 peer reviewed papers in scientific journals, authored seven textbook chapters, and presented 33 papers at national and international scientific meetings. After attaining Associate Professorship and being appointed as Acting Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, he entered private practice at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento. Dr. French has served as Chief of the Department of Surgery, Chair of the Sections of Spine Surgery and of Neurosurgery and was Co-Director of the Sutter Neuroscience Center during its formative years. He is a member of the Sutter Neuroscience Center and a partner in Cobb, French and Prasad Neurosurgical Associates.

Praveen Prasad, MD, Neurosurgeon

Praveen Prasad, MD, is board certified in Neurosurgery and also in internal medicine. Dr. Prasad specializes in spine surgery, including cervical disc replacement, minimally invasive techniques, failed back syndrome, neuromodulation, and other procedures related to chronic pain conditions and treatment. Dr. Prasad is on the clinical faculty at the University of California, Davis Medical Center and is a frequent and sought after speaker for physician/surgeon training courses and programs. He was educated at Stanford University and University of California, Davis, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Honor Medical Society. Before returning to California in 2000, Dr. Prasad was Chief of Neurosurgery at Western Neurological Institute in Salt Lake City. He is also a partner in Cobb, French and Prasad Neurosurgical Associates. Born in India, Dr. Prasad spent much of his early childhood in Canada before attending Stanford. He is married and has three children in college.

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