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.

Venkatraman V, Bharmi R, Coletti F, Gellad ZF, Lempel N, Amit R, et al. Real World Characterization of Chronic Pain, Success Rates and Implant Rates: Evidence from a Digital Health Platform of Patients Undergoing Spinal Cord Stimulation Evaluations. J Pain. 2023 Dec;24(12):2228–39.

Duraivel S, Rahimpour S, Chiang C-H, Trumpis M, Wang C, Barth K, et al. High-resolution neural recordings improve the accuracy of speech decoding. Nat Commun. 2023 Nov 6;14(1):6938.

Rajkumar S, Venkatraman V, Yang LZ, Parente B, Lee H-J, Lad SP. Short-Term Health Care Costs of High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Postsurgical Persistent Spinal Pain Syndrome. Neuromodulation. 2023 Oct;26(7):1450–8.