Hanna Algattas, MD

  • PGY-5 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 from summa cum laude from Colgate University with a degree in cellular neuroscience.

Prior to matriculation to medical school, Dr. Algattas worked with animal models of Alzheimer’s disease at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Dr. Algattas has been involved in research regarding traumatic brain injury pathophysiology and management, cost-effectiveness in neuro-oncology, outcome improvement after cranial and spinal surgery, and skull base neurosurgery. He currently is involved in research regarding outcomes in skull base and endoscopic neurosurgery.

Dr. Algattas was born and raised in Syracuse, N.Y. Interests outside neurosurgery include weight lifting, squash, professional sports, and crossword puzzles.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Skull base neurosurgery; traumatic brain injury; spinal cord injury; spine surgery.

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Young Neurosurgeon's Committee of AANS

Education & Training

  • BA, Cellular Neuroscience, Colgate University, 2012
  • MD, University of Rochester Medical School, (Md.) 2016

Honors & Awards

  • 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