Dr. Robert Jackson was born and raised in Southern California. He attended Mater Dei High School and subsequently the University of San Diego, where he graduated magna cum laude from the honors program with a degree in chemistry and biology. While in San Diego, Dr. Jackson competitively raced bicycles at the collegiate level. He earned a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine with honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
After training a decade in Houston, Texas at Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Jackson has returned home to Orange County, California to practice neurosurgery. Dr. Jackson is a board certified neurosurgeon, who specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the brain and spine, complex spine surgery including spinal tumor resection, spinal stabilization procedures, disc replacement of the cervical and lumbar spine and stereotactic radiosurgery for brain and spine tumors. In 2003, he was honored to accept the appointment of Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of California Irvine.
In addition to teaching techniques of spine surgery to neurological and orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Jackson is currently involved in clinical research. He has authored several peer-reviewed papers in the journals Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, and Neuro-Oncology, and has presented at local and national neurosurgical meetings including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).
Away from work he enjoys trail running, mountain biking, surfing, paddleboarding, and spending time with his wife and children.