Shivanand Lad

Lad

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Nandan Lad is a neurosurgeon, scientist, and entrepreneur and currently an Associate Professor at Duke University Medical Center with a focus in Neuromodulation and Neurorestoration.  He is Director of the Duke NeuroInnovations Program, a systematic approach to medical device 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 Surgical Innovation and Functional Neurosurgery.  

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

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
  • Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Education

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

Research Interests

Neurotrophin biology, neuroregeneration, medical device design

Courses Taught

  • NEUROSCI 391: Neuroscience Independent Scholarship 1: Advanced Topics

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Khani, M; Sass, LR; Sharp, MK; McCabe, AR; Zitella Verbick, LM; Lad, SP; Martin, BA, In vitro and numerical simulation of blood removal from cerebrospinal fluid: comparison of lumbar drain to Neurapheresis therapy., Fluids and Barriers of the Cns, vol 17 no. 1 (2020) [10.1186/s12987-020-00185-5] [abs].
  • Kiyani, M; Liu, B; Charalambous, LT; Adil, SM; Hodges, SE; Yang, S; Pagadala, P; Perfect, JR; Lad, SP, The longitudinal health economic impact of viral encephalitis in the United States., J Med Microbiol, vol 69 no. 2 (2020), pp. 270-279 [10.1099/jmm.0.001153] [abs].
  • Elsamadicy, AA; Ashraf, B; Ren, X; Sergesketter, AR; Charalambous, L; Kemeny, H; Ejikeme, T; Yang, S; Pagadala, P; Parente, B; Xie, J; Pappas, TN; Lad, SP, Prevalence and Cost Analysis of Chronic Pain After Hernia Repair: A Potential Alternative Approach With Neurostimulation., Neuromodulation, vol 22 no. 8 (2019), pp. 960-969 [10.1111/ner.12871] [abs].
  • Adil, SM; Liu, B; Charalambous, LT; Kiyani, M; Gramer, R; Swisher, CB; Verbick, LZ; McCabe, A; Parente, BA; Pagadala, P; Lad, SP, Healthcare Economics of Hydrocephalus After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in the United States., Transl Stroke Res, vol 10 no. 6 (2019), pp. 650-663 [10.1007/s12975-019-00697-9] [abs].
  • Atik, AF; Calabrese, E; Gramer, R; Adil, SM; Rahimpour, S; Pagadala, P; Johnson, GA; Lad, SP, Structural mapping with fiber tractography of the human cuneate fasciculus at microscopic resolution in cervical region., Neuroimage, vol 196 (2019), pp. 200-206 [10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.04.030] [abs].