Shivanand Lad MD, PhD

Nandan Lad

Core Faculty

Shivanand Lad, MD, PhD


MD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

PhD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

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.

Charalambous LT, Rajkumar S, Liu B, Adil SM, Wong M, Hodges S, et al. Treatment Patterns and Health Care Resource Utilization of Iatrogenic Spinal Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks in the United States. Clin Spine Surg. 2022 Nov 1;35(9):E725–30.

Venkatraman V, Kirsch EP, Luo E, Kunte S, Ponder M, Gellad ZF, et al. Outcomes With a Mobile Digital Health Platform for Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery: Retrospective Analysis. Jmir Perioper Med. 2022 Oct 26;5(1):e38690.

Neal CJ, Durning SJ, Dharmapurikar R, McDaniel KE, Lad SP, Haglund MM. From Their Eyes: What Constitutes Quality Formative Written Feedback for Neurosurgery Residents. J Surg Educ. 2022 Oct 21;