Gurpreet S. Gandhoke, MD

Chief Resident

Gurpreet Gandhoke




Gurpreet S. Gandhoke, MD, began his neurosurgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh in July of 2013. He completed his medical school and master’s degree in surgery at the University of Pune, India. He graduated from a neurosurgery residency at the King George’s Medical University in India. 

Dr. Gandhoke came to the United States in 2009, and spent time pursuing neurosurgical research at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and at the University of California, San Francisco. After completing a clinical pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, he came to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for a fellowship in spine surgery in July 2012.

Dr. Gandhoke's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Spine; functional neurosurgery.

Board Certifications

Medical Council of India for Neurosurgery and General Surgery

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Life Member Neurosurgical Society of India
Life Member Neurotrauma Society of India

Honors & Awards

  • Sanford Larson Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2016.
  • Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, 2016.
  • Mayfield Clinical Science Award, Spine Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2015
  • Sanford-Larson Research Award, for Excellence in Neurosurgical Research, Spine Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, March 2013.
  • Sonntag International Fellowship, Spine Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2011.
  • Gold Medal, King Georges Medical University, Lucknow, 2009.
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Travel Award, 2009.
  • B Braun Honor Certificate for Excellence in Neurosurgical Residency, 2008.
  • Gold Medal, BJ Medical College, 2005.

Research Activities

Gurpreet S. Gandhoke, MD, recently completed his project grant—Cost-Effectiveness of Stand-Alone Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF) versus Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) for Degenerative Spondylosis with Low Back and Leg Pain over Two Years—which won the Sanford Larson Award from the Spine Section of the AANS and the the Mayfield Clinic Science Award as the best clinical research submitted by a resident from the Spine Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. This research was awarded an oral platform presentation at the Spine Section Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. in March of 2015, and at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons meeting in Washington, D.C., in April of 2015.