Daniel T.  Nagasawa, M.D.

Daniel T. Nagasawa, M.D.

Dr. Daniel T. Nagasawa has established a reputation for competence after completing a residency in neurological surgery at UCLA and a fellowship in Advanced Techniques for Complex Spinal Surgery. Open communication is critical to his treatment approach. The physician has approximately 50 peer-reviewed papers, two books, two chapters in other publications, and many presentations at national conferences in neurosurgical research. Throughout his academic and medical career, he has been acknowledged and recognized. Dr. Daniel T. Nagasawa is the Co-Founder of Achieve Brain & Spine.

The physician has been a member of numerous medical associations, including the California Association of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He is also the Founder and active member of UC Irvine Neurosurgery Interest Group. Last but not least, Dr. Daniel T. Nagasawa has volunteered throughout the world, such as in Houston to aid Hurricane Katrina victims, in Belize with the Red Cross, in Guatemala on clean water projects, and in Honduras to assist in primary care clinics. His subspecialties are neurotrauma, brain and spinal tumor, and neurosurgical spine surgery. The physician also has a degree in Psychology from University of California, Berkley.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Vivity
  • United Healthcare

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education & Training

Medical Degree

University of California Irvine


University of Los Angeles, Medical Center


University of Los Angeles, Medical Center


Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Medical Center-Santa Monica

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society North American Spine Society
  • Publications & Media