With the commitment from the University of California San Diego, Drs. Rick Friedman and Marc Schwartz have come together, with Kristine Siwek as the Patient Navigator and Program Coordinator, to build the premier destination for the care of patients with acoustic neuroma and other skull based tumors. This team of surgeons has treated more than 3,000 AN patients surgically, consults with approximately 400 new patients annually, and they have taken lessons learned from their clinical experience and their time on the medical advisory board of the ANA to create a truly patient-centered program. The UC San Diego Health Acoustic Neuroma Program delivers the highest level of care in the most contemporary hospital setting. Our doctors, nurses, and program coordinator provide our patients with life-long care and contact starting with the initial free consultation. All methods of treatments including observation, radiosurgery and microsurgery are offered. Our program also serves as a comprehensive center for NF2 management, cochlear implants, auditory brainstem implants and bone anchored hearing implants.