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Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FACS

Professor & Chairman

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Professor & Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery Dr. Nanda has been recognized as a global leader in neurosurgery by the World Federation of Neurological Societies. He has held significant leadership roles in professional organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, for which he serves as Secretary; the North American Skull Base Society (past president); Southern

Ira Goldstein, MD

Associate Professor & Program Director

Associate Professor & Program Director, Department of Neurosurgery Dr. Ira M. Goldstein is the Program Director for the Neurosurgery Residency at Rutgers. He was named the Program Director in 2018. Over the past two years, Dr. Goldstein helped establish a revised academic curriculum for the didactic program and has utilized surveys of the residents and

James Liu, MD


Professor, Director of Cerebrovascular/Skull Base & Pituitary Surgery, Co-Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Program, Department of Neurosurgery Dr. James K. Liu is the Director of Cerebrovascular, Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery at the Rutgers Neurological Institute of New Jersey, and Professor of Neurological Surgery at Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School. He is board

Stella Elkabes, Ph.D., M.S.

Professor & Director of Reynolds Family Spine Laboratory

Professor & Director of Reynolds Family Spine Laboratory, Department of Neurosurgery Dr. Elkabes graduated from Bogazici (Bosphorous) University in Istanbul, Turkey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Neuroendocrinology from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel where she was awarded the Feinberg Graduate School

Priyank Khandelwal, MD

Assistant Professor & Director of the Endovascular Neuroradiology Fellowship Training Program

Assistant Professor & Director of the Endovascular Neuroradiology Fellowship Training Program, Department of Neurosurgery I am interested in and passionate about treating brain vascular disorders such as stroke, aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, carotid, and intracranial stenosis. I graduated from N.S.C.B medical (India) with honors. I got further training in Neurology (SUNY Downstate), Vascular Neurology (University of

Pankaj K. Agarwalla, MD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery I am a complex cranial neurosurgeon specializing in skull base lesions, brain tumors, and cerebrovascular disease. I have a passion for surgical excellence, a collaborative team-based clinical approach to patient care, and cutting-edge research, both at the bench and at bedside. As one of the co-founders of our Brain and

John L. Gillick, MD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery I am an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. I specialize in treating complex disorders of the spine, but also maintains a general neurosurgery practice. I received my medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. I completed my neurosurgical residency

Amit Singla, MD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery Amit Singla, MD is a neurosurgeon at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University with interests in General Neurosurgery including brain and spine tumors, trauma and degenerative conditions. He specializes in the treatment of vascular disorders of the brain and spine, including carotid stenosis, cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations and stroke. He

Ashish Sonig, MD

Assistant Professor Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery (Skull Base, Cerebrovascular, and Endovascular) Dr. Ashish Sonig is an assistant professor of Neurosurgery at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University. Dr. Sonig completed his Neurosurgical residency at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. He specializes in Skull base, Open Cerebrovascular, and Endovascular neurosurgery. First under the mentorship of Dr. Anil

Alice Edwards, MSPA-C

Assistant Professor & Director of Operations