Nandan Lad, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Lad is at the forefront of Neuromodulation and pioneering new approaches to perform surgeries less invasively and more safely.
Dr. Lad is currently an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center with a focus in Neuromodulation. He completed his MD and PhD in Biochemistry at Chicago Medical School and his neurosurgical residency and fellowship training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Lad brings his exceptional technical skills, warm personality and professionalism to Duke. His team offers a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical services to patients from across the US and internationally. 

Patients whose quality of life has been impacted by trigeminal neuralgia, atypical facial pain, cancer, Parkinson’s, Essential Tremor, nerve injury, stroke, failed back surgery, limb amputation, and other causes may all be candidates for advanced neuromodulation approaches.  The Duke Neuromodulation program is involved in a number of clinical research studies to better understand and develop new approaches to help patients. 

Call us to schedule a consultation and to learn more at 919-681-4986.

Duke Medicine - Dr. Nandan Lad, MD, PHD


MD, Chicago Medical School Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (Illinois), 2004


General Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center (California), 2004-2005

Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center (California), 2005-2011


Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center (California), 2008-2009

Other Training

PhD, Biochemistry, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (Illinois), 2004

Clinical Interests

Movement disorders, deep brain stimulation, medically refractory pain, spinal neurosurgery, peripheral nerve surgery, general adult neurosurgery

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications


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