Shivanand Lad

Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Nandan Lad is a neurosurgeon, scientist, and entrepreneur and Professor and Vice Chair of Innovation for Duke Neurosurgery. He is Director of the Functional & Restorative Neuromodulation Program and the Duke NeuroInnovations Program, a systematic approach to innovation to large unmet clinical needs.

He completed his MD and PhD in Biochemistry at Chicago Medical School and his neurosurgical residency training at Stanford with fellowships in both Surgical Innovation and Functional Neurosurgery.  

Neuromodulation; Neurorestoration; Bioengineering; Medical Device Design; Clinical Trials; Data Science; Health Outcomes.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
  • Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 200 Trent Drive, Blue Zone, Su, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 681-1973
  • Email Address: nandan.lad@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • M.D. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2004
  • Ph.D. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2004
  • Stanford University, 2005
  • Stanford University, 2011
  • Stanford University, 2008
  • Stanford University, 2009

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Gilligan, Christopher, Willem Volschenk, Marc Russo, Matthew Green, Christopher Gilmore, Vivek Mehta, Kristiaan Deckers, et al. “Long-Term Outcomes of Restorative Neurostimulation in Patients With Refractory Chronic Low Back Pain Secondary to Multifidus Dysfunction: Two-Year Results of the ReActiv8-B Pivotal Trial.” Neuromodulation 26, no. 1 (January 2023): 87–97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurom.2021.10.011.
  • Rajkumar, Shashank, Lexie Zidanyue Yang, Vishal Venkatraman, Lefko Charalambous, Beth Parente, Hui-Jie Lee, and Shivanand P. Lad. “Health Care Resource Utilization of High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for Treatment of Chronic Refractory Low Back Pain.” Neuromodulation 26, no. 1 (January 2023): 115–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurom.2022.03.013.
  • Gilligan, Christopher, Willem Volschenk, Marc Russo, Matthew Green, Christopher Gilmore, Vivek Mehta, Kristiaan Deckers, et al. “Three-Year Durability of Restorative Neurostimulation Effectiveness in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain and Multifidus Muscle Dysfunction.” Neuromodulation 26, no. 1 (January 2023): 98–108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurom.2022.08.457.
  • Charalambous, Lefko T., Shashank Rajkumar, Beiyu Liu, Syed M. Adil, Megan Wong, Sarah Hodges, Timothy J. Amrhein, et al. “Treatment Patterns and Health Care Resource Utilization of Iatrogenic Spinal Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks in the United States.” Clin Spine Surg 35, no. 9 (November 1, 2022): E725–30. https://doi.org/10.1097/BSD.0000000000001363.
  • Rajkumar, Shashank, Vishal Venkatraman, Lexie Zidanyue Yang, Beth Parente, Hui-Jie Lee, and Shivanand P. Lad. “Health Care Economics of High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.” J Diabetes Sci Technol, October 31, 2022, 19322968221128320. https://doi.org/10.1177/19322968221128321.