Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FACS
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Dr. Anil Nanda is the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport. He has held the post since the department’s establishment in 1995. Prior to this, Dr. Nanda served five years as the Chief of Neurosurgery, then a section of the Department of Surgery. In the spring of 2002, Dr. Nanda successfully obtained accreditation of a neurosurgery residency program at LSUHSC-Shreveport, the first such program to be approved in the five preceding years.
A native of New York, Dr. Nanda earned his medical degree with honors from JIPMER, Madras University in 1982. Dr. Nanda completed his neurosurgery residency at the Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia followed by fellowship training in microneurosurgery and cranial base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in 1990. In the spring of 2012, Dr. Nanda received his Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. As part of his curriculum, Dr. Nanda helped pass the Louisiana Youth Concussion Law, requiring all schools, clubs, and other organizations that sponsor youth athletics to provide athletes and their parents with information about concussions and the potential long-term effects of playing after a head injury.
Committed to the expansion of higher education, Dr. Nanda has been the invited guest lecturer and visiting professor at over 130 national and international conferences and institutions. He has also published over 280 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as two books including the recently published “Principles of Posterior Fossa Surgery.” His efforts have been acknowledged and rewarded both on a local and national level—he has been honored with the Living Legend Award in 1996, recognition as an Outstanding Leader of 2005 by The Times in Shreveport, induction into the Junior Achievement of North Louisiana 2011 Business Hall of Fame for leadership, determination, ethics, and giving back to the community, and inclusion among the Best Doctors in America consecutively from 1996 to 2012. Dr. Nanda has served as President of the North American Skull Base Society (2005-2006), Louisiana State Neurosurgical Society (2005-2007), Southern Neurosurgical Society (2006-2007), and Society of University Neurosurgeons (2010-2011).
Dr. Nanda specializes in general and spinal neurosurgery, as well as skull base tumors, AVMs, aneurysms, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery. He has performed more than 2,500 surgeries on aneurysms and skull base tumors.