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Marike Zwienenberg, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Marike Zwienenber, M.D., FAANS, is a neurosurgeon who strives to educate and empower parents to make challenging healthcare decisions that best fulfill the needs of their child and family. Disorders affecting the brain and spine are often life-altering for patients and their families. When faced with disease affecting the central nervous system, selecting the optimal treatment strategy for a child can be difficult and complex.

Dr. Zwienenberg is fellowship trained and board certified in pediatric neurological surgery. She provides medical and surgical care to patients with brain and spinal cord tumors, hydrocephalus, craniofacial disorders, epilepsy, spinal dysraphism (including fetal surgery), vascular anomalies and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Zwienenberg's research interests include studying the effects of injury to the developing brain and the long-term impact on neurological functioning. Her clinical research interests include the development of clinical guidelines and decision instruments to optimize the care of patients with traumatic brain injury.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery - General
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Education and Training

Medical Education
Erasmus University Rotterdam
PA, Rotterdam

University of California Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, CA
United States of America

University of California Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, CA
United States of America

University of Tennesee
Memphis, TN

Academic Positions and Locations

UC Davis Medical Center
Clinical Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
  • Member, Pediatric, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Awards and Honors
  • 2014, 2017, Dean's Team Award for Excellence in Clinical Care, UC Davis School of Medicine
  • 2016, Outstanding Leadership Award, UC Davis Department of Neurological Surgery


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