Neurological Surgery

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   Hreday N. Sapru, Ph.D.

Director, Neurosurgical Laboratories

Neurological Surgery



Dr. Hreday N. Sapru has an outstanding record in research, teaching and other academic activities. He received MS and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmaceutics from Banaras University, India. In 1967, he received a Fulbright Scholarship for further studies in the USA. He received MS, M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacology from Columbia University, New York and was awarded a distinction for his Ph.D. thesis work. In 1974, Dr. Sapru was appointed as an Instructor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (RNJMS) where he rose through the ranks to the tenured position of Professor, a position he held until his retirement in December 2018. Dr. Sapru also held a joint appointment in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience. He was invited as a Visiting Professor and seminar or symposium speaker by different national and international institutions. He was awarded Exceptional Merit Award by RNJMS in 1983. He is a Fellow of the Cardiovascular Section, American Physiological Society. At the National Institutes of Health (NIH), he served as a regular member in Hypertension and Microcirculation study section (2006-2010) and as Chairman or member of several special emphasis panels. He is on the Editorial Boards of several national scientific journals. He was continuously funded for 35 years by NIH as Principal Investigator on two simultaneous R01 grants. He was involved in didactic teaching of medical, dental and graduate students.


Ph.D., 1974, Columbia University