Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery
University Hospital - Newark
St. Barnabas Medical Center - Livingston
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - New Brunswick
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Dr. Nanda has been recognized as a global leader in neurosurgery by the World Federation of Neurological Societies. He has held significant leadership roles in professional organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, for which he serves as Secretary; the North American Skull Base Society (past president); Southern Neurosurgical Society (past president); the Society of University Neurosurgeons (past president); and the Society of Neurological Surgeons (past vice president), as well as many others at state, national and international levels. Dr. Nanda also serves as director and vice chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS).
With more than 16,000 surgeries, 2,000 of which were performed for skull base tumors and aneurysms, Dr. Nanda is considered an expert in several advanced neurosurgical techniques. He specializes in skull base, vascular and spinal neurosurgery, including Gamma Knife radiosurgery. He has been included among the Best Doctors in America list consecutively from 1996 through 2018.
A highly regarded lecturer and visiting professor at national and international conferences, with hundreds of presentations to his credit, Dr. Nanda has published more than 460 articles and 45 commentaries in peerreviewed and professional journals, as well as authored four books and four dozen book chapters. He currently serves as a reviewer on more than two dozen peer-reviewed journals.
A New York native, Dr. Nanda earned his medical degree with honors from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Madras University, in India. He completed an internship in surgical oncology from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, followed by a residency in general surgery at Rush–Presbyterian–St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago (now Rush University Medical Center); in neurosurgery at Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia; and in pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He completed fellowship training in micro neurosurgery and cranial base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. In 2012, Dr. Nanda earned his Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. As part of his curriculum, he helped pass the Louisiana Youth Concussion Law, requiring all schools, clubs and other organizations that sponsor youth athletics to provide athletes and their parents with information about concussion and the potential long-term effects of playing after a head injury. In 2017, he was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters by Centenary College and gave its commencement address.
Madras University - 1982
Licensure & Certification
Medical Licensure New Jersey
Certification Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1993
Nanda A, Savardekar AR, Patra DP, Dossani RH, Georgescu MM. Retromastoid Approach for Posterior Fossa Skull Base Rosai-Dorfman Disease-A Rare Pathology: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 May 21.
Nanda A, Narayan V, Mohammed N, Savardekar AR, Patra DP. Microsurgical Resection of Suprasellar Craniopharyngioma-Technical Purview. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2018 Apr;79(Suppl 3):S247-S248
Nanda A, Savardekar AR, Patra DP, Dossani RH, Cuellar H, Georgescu MM. Micro-Surgical Clipping of Partially Thrombosed Wide-Necked Saccular Aneurysm From A Dysplastic M1 Segment in A Pediatric Patient: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Mar 3.
Nanda A, Patra DP, Savardekar A, Maiti TK, Konar SK, Notarianni C, Guthikonda B, Bir SC. Tentorial Meningiomas: Reappraisal of Surgical Approaches and Their Outcomes. World Neurosurg. 2018 Feb.
Nanda A, Patra DP, Savardekar A, Maiti TK, Kalakoti P. Resection of posterior clinoid meningioma through retrosigmoid approach: concepts and nuances. Neurosurgical Focus. 2017 Oct
Nanda A, Patra DP, Savardekar A. Varied Spectrum of Supratentorial Arteriovenous Malformations: Technical Challenges. World Neurosurgery. 2017 Aug 5. pii: S1878-8750(17)31285-8. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.07.184
Nanda A, Patra DP, Maiti TK, Bir SC. Microsurgical Clipping of Broad Neck A1 Segment Aneurysm: Technical Note: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown). 2017 May 17.
Nanda A. Patra, DP. Neurosurgery in Sub Saharan Africa: Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls. World Neurosurgery. 2017 March 11. Pii:S1878-8750(17)30330-3.
Nanda A, Konar S, Bir SC, Maiti T, Ambekar S. Modified Far Lateral Approach for posterior circulation aneurysms: An institutional experience. World Neurosurgery. 2016 Jul 16. pii: S1878-8750(16)30551-4.
Nanda A, Bir SC, Maiti TK, Konar SK, Missios S, Guthikonda B. Relevance of Simpson grading system and recurrence-free survival after surgery for World Health Organization Grade I meningioma. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2016 Apr 8:1-11.
Nanda A, Filis A, Kalakoti P. Mythological Origins of Neurosurgery. World Neurosurgery. Accepted 2016 Feb.
Nanda A, Thakur J, Sonig A, Missios S. (Cover illustration) Microsurgical resectability, outcomes, and tumor control in meningiomas occupying the cavernous sinus. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2016 Jan 8:1-15.
Gliomas Outcomes Project
Contribute to database of outcomes for patients who undergo surgery for glioma to better understand the relationship of practices in the care of these patients on clinical outcomes. Key objectives of the project are to identify opportunities to improve quality of care for patients with glioma, describe diagnostic and treatment strategies and patient outcomes, provide physicians with data to evaluate and improve their practices, publish objective data on temporal trends and regional differences in the care of patients with glioma, and develop hypotheses for future clinical trials.
Inflammation and immunity in stroke: Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the US, but therapeutic options remain limited. We investigate novel immune and inflammatory mechanisms of ischemic stroke and explore novel therapeutic approaches. Specifically, we are studying the roles of the CD40/CD40L system, CD147/EMMPRIN-Cyclophilin, and PI3K signaling in stroke pathology and stroke-induced immune dysfunction in rodent stroke models (filament MCAO, embolic MCAO), with our focus on the brain-spleen-brain injury cycling.
Inflammation and vascular diseases: Carotid artery stenosis is one of the main causes of ischemic stroke, which
Inflammation and immunity in traumatic brain injury (TBI): TBI is the leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults. We investigate the mechanisms of neuron death induced by traumatic brain injury and explore novel therapeutic approaches. Specifically, we are studying the roles of several pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediators in TBI.
Therapies for Brain Tumors
Study the mechanism by which the differential responses in DNA damage and repair take place and the role of vascular cell adhesion molecules in brain tumors and neuronal injury.