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

Dr. Nandan Lad NeurosurgeonDr. Nandan Lad is a neurosurgeon at Duke Health and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center with a focus in Neuromodulation. As a physician, scientist and innovator, Dr. Lad provides world-class patient care while pioneering the development of new medical devices, safer surgical approaches, and processes that make life better for patients.

Dr. Lad brings his exceptional technical skills, warm personality and professionalism to every patient interaction. He completed his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Chicago Medical School and his neurosurgical residency and fellowship training at Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr. Lad’s team offers a variety of surgical and non-surgical services to patients from across the U.S. and internationally. The team works with the Duke Office of Clinical Research to offer eligible patients the opportunity to participate in clinical research studies.

With a focus on improving therapies and patient outcomes, Dr. Lad also directs the Duke NeuroInnovations program, Duke Neuro-Outcomes program, and Lad Lab in the Duke Department of Neurosurgery. As inventor of Neurapheresis Therapy, Dr. Lad also serves as a senior medical advisor at Minnetronix. He is also co-founder of Higgs Boson Health, developer of the Manage My Surgery app.

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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.

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