Nima Alan, MD

  • PGY-5 Resident

Nima Alan, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh neurosurgery residency program in July 2015. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine with the Distinction in Research and Distinction in Teaching. He previously graduated from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. in 2010 with a degree in honors physiology.

Dr. Alan’s research in undergraduate focused on spinal cord injury, for which he received the Top Student in Neurophysiology award. While in medical school, he studied outcomes in neurosurgery with focus on spine surgery, for which he received the AANS Best Medical Student Abstract Award.

Dr. Alan’s hobbies include international traveling, soccer, tennis and yoga.

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

Specialized Areas of Interest

Complex spine, cerebrovascular surgery, microvascular decompression

Professional Organization Membership

American Academy for Advancement of Science
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Stroke Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
North American Spine Society

Honors & Awards

  • Mayfield Clinic Science Award, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, 2020, "Load Sharing Classification Score in Patients with TLICS 4 is Predictive of Surgical Intervention."
  • AANS Best Medical Student Abstract, 2012, 2013