Ajay Niranjan, MD, MBAAssociate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, UPMC-Brain Mapping Center (MEG)
Associate Director, Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery
Director of Radiosurgery Research
Ajay Niranjan, MD, is associate professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and the director of UPMC-Brain Mapping Center (MEG).
Dr. Niranjan received his medical training at the King George’s Medical College in Lucknow, India from 1980 to 1985, graduating with a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degree. Dr. Niranjan completed general surgery in 1989 residency and in and neurological surgery residency 1992. Dr. Niranjan joined the University of Pittsburgh as a fellow in image-guided neurosurgery in 1997 and completed his fellowship in 2000. He joined the faculty of neurological surgery in July of 2000.
Dr. Niranjan’s major research interest is in the development of presurgical brain mapping using magnetoencephalography (MEG). His other research interests include development of strategies to enhance the effect of radiosurgery on brain tumors, and role of hypothalamic radiosurgery in appetite and body weight modulation. His laboratory has studied the radiobiological effects of radiation on brain-tumor microenvironment and has evaluated the effects of radiation on neural stem cells implantation in the brain.
Dr. Niranjan served as principal investigator of the “Hypothalamic radiosurgery for the management of obesity in a primate model.” He has co-authored 120 articles in refereed journals, edited two books on stereotactic radiosurgery and contributed over 55 book chapters. He has contributed guidelines for stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia, pituitary adenomas, arteriovenous malformation, acoustic tumors, and brain metastases.
Dr. Niranjan's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.
Professional Organization Membership
American Clinical MEG Society
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society