Hanna Algattas, MD

  • PGY-7 Resident

Hanna Algattas, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency program in June of 2016 after graduating from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He previously graduated summa cum laude from Colgate University with a degree in cellular neuroscience with high honors at which time he also participated in research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Dr. Algattas is currently involved in research regarding complex endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery, neuro-oncology, neurotrauma, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. His clinical interests overlap with those research interests and also include neurosurgery as it pertains to sports medicine. He is currently in the midst of completing an enfolded fellowship in complex open and endoscopic skull base surgery. In June of 2021, he was named the inaugural recipient of the Joseph C. Maroon Aequanimitas Award from the Department of Neurological Surgery for his compassion, empathy, and patient care skills.

Dr. Algattas was born and raised in Syracuse, N.Y. Interests outside neurosurgery include spending time with his family, playing fetch with his dog­—Zeus—weightlifting, squash, professional sports, and crossword puzzles.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Skull base neurosurgery; expanded endoscopic endonasal approaches; neuro-oncology; traumatic brain injury; spinal cord injury; sports medicine neurosurgery; degenerative spine disease.

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Medical Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
North American Skull Base Society
Young Neurosurgeon's Committee of AANS

Education & Training

  • BA, Cellular Neuroscience, Colgate University, 2012
  • MD, University of Rochester Medical School, 2016

Honors & Awards

  • Joseph C. Maroon Aequanimitas Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2021
  • Neuroscience Research Foundation/Heindl Foundation Research Grant, NRF, 2020
  • Young Neurosurgeons Forum Oral Presentation, AANS, 2015
  • Office of Medical Education Research Award, University of Rochester SOM, 2013
  • James M. Maury MD Endowed Scholarship, Colgate University, 2012
  • Elias J. Audi Scholarship, Colgate University, 2012
  • Charles A. Dana Scholar, Colgate University, 2012
  • Dr. Leo Speno Health Sciences Prize, Colgate University, 2012
  • William K. Edmonton Neuroscience Award, Colgate University, 2012