Shivanand Lad


Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Nandan Lad is a neurosurgeon, scientist, and entrepreneur and currently an Assistant Professor at Duke University Medical Center with a focus in Functional Neurosurgery.  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 and fellowships in Surgical Innovation and Neuromodulation from Stanford University.  Dr. Lad currently serves on the boards of several privately held companies.

Neurotrophin biology; Neuroregeneration; Bioengineering; Medical Device Design; Clinical Trials; National & institutional neurosurgical outcomes analysis.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information:

  • Office Phone: (919) 681-1973
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  • 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

Courses Taught:

  • BME 590: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • I&E 720: Biodesign
  • NEUROSCI 493: Research Independent Study 1
  • NEUROSCI 494: Research Independent Study 2
  • NEUROSCI 495: Research Independent Study 3
  • NEUROSCI 496: Research Independent Study 4

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