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Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center

World-Class Brain and Spine Care — Right Here in Napa

If you or someone you love ever has a neurological or spinal condition, or suffers from a traumatic nervous system injury, world-class care is right here in Napa.

The Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center at the Queen of the Valley offers world-class, immediate brain and spine care in a collaborative effort with the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco – a world leader in healthcare.

This relationship also provides a link to all the neurosurgical services offered at UCSF Medical Center, ranked among the top five neurology and neurosurgery programs in the nation and “Best in the West” in the U.S. News & World Report 2011-2012 survey of America’s premier hospitals.

The Complete Continuum of Care — Plus 24/7 Emergency Services

The Center treats patients suffering from neurological conditions such as tumors, spinal lesions, peripheral nerve disorders, many cerebrovascular disorders, acute and chronic pain syndromes, and the majority of brain and spinal injuries–-and offers a full continuum of care that includes prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. The Queen boasts the only trauma, acute rehabilitation, and outpatient wellness centers in Napa Valley. Whenever you need us, we are close and ready to help 24/7.

The Queen’s neuroscience team includes: neurosurgeons, nurses, physical and speech therapists–-who together follow a team approach to planning and carrying out a program of care based on each patient’s needs and preferences.

The Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center was made possible, in part, by a generous gift from Tim Herman, a QVMC Foundation Trustee, to the QVMC Foundation. The Center is named in memory of his wife, Peggy Guthrie Herman, who passed away in 2007 following a traumatic brain injury.

The Neuroscience Center offers the following services and more:

Neurology Diagnosis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation

  • Brain Injury
  • Coma
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disease
  • Neurological Pain and Neuropathy
  • Neurological Trauma
  • Neurovascular Diseases
  • Paralysis
  • Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders
  • Skull Fracture
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Spine Injury

UCSF Neurosurgery

  • Cranial Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

Back and Spine Procedures

  • Back and Neck Surgery
  • Cervical Spinal Fusion
  • Disc Device Implantation

Oncology Care

  • Brain Cancer (tumor)
  • Spine Cancer (tumor)

Stroke Center

  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)


  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program
  • Spine Injury Rehabilitation Program
  • Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Center

Trauma Care

  • Brain Trauma
  • Spinal Cord Injury

Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment Technology

  • Dual Sonograms
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography) Scan
  • Radiation Therapy

Wellness Center

These physicians specialize in Neurosurgery:

Dr. Peter Zahos