Jarod Roland, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Curriculum Vitae

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MD, 2011
  • Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Neurological Surgery, 2018
  • Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2019


Dr. Jarod Roland is a neurosurgeon who cares for children of all ages. He addresses a wide variety of neurological conditions, including brain and spinal cord tumors, Chiari malformation (a structural birth defect of the brain), medically refractory epilepsy (when medications fail to control seizures), spinal dysraphisms (such as spina bifida), head and spine injuries, intracranial hemorrhage and hydrocephalus. He uses a number of surgical approaches, from traditional open procedures to less invasive options. To ensure the best treatment plan for an individual, he collaborates with patients, their families and a team that includes specialists from many disciplines.

Roland's research seeks a better understanding of how brain networks adapt and react to changes caused by tumors, epilepsy or other conditions. In particular, he studies how children's brains reorganize after neurosurgery. His tools include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electrical recordings of brain activity.

Roland earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He completed a residency in neurological surgery and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.