Amir Faraji, MD, PhD

PGY-6 Resident

Amir Faraji




Amir Faraji, MD, PhD, joined the University of Pittsburgh neurosurgical residency program in July of 2013. He graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2012 after completing his PhD in chemistry in 2011. He graduated as valedictorian from the University of Florida in 2005.

Dr. Faraji’s research interests focus on developing novel drug delivery systems for the central nervous system, including nanotechnology and convection-enhanced delivery. Dr. Faraji is a native of Clearwater, Fla.

His publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine’s publication database.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Neuro-oncology; stereotactic neurosurgery; robotic neurosurgery; general spine surgery; radiosurgery.

Professional Organization Memberships

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Medical Association
American Chemical Society
American Physician Scientists Association
Allegheny County Medical Society
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Education & Training

BS, Chemistry, University of Florida, 2005
PhD, Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
MD, University of Pittsburgh, 2012 

Honors & Awards

  • Best Presentation Award, Stuart Rowe Society Lectureship and Resident Research Day, 2017
  • Society of Neurological Surgeons/RUNN Course Resident Award, 2016
  • United States Delegate, Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting, 2010
  • Program for Excellence in Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Valedictorian, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida
  • Florida Academic Scholars Award
  • Anderson Scholar, University of Florida
  • University of Florida Research Scholar