Sharath Anand, MD

  • PGY-1 Resident

Sharath Kumar Anand, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency program in July 2021 after earning an MD degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. At Wayne State, he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was awarded the Karl G. Pinckard scholarship. Prior to medical school, he graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a Bachelor of Sciences-Honors degree in cellular and molecular biology as well as a minor in electrical engineering and computer science.  

During medical school, Dr. Anand conducted clinical neurosurgical research on topics ranging from outcomes following subarachnoid hemorrhage, spine surgery, and epilepsy care. He has a particular interest in socioeconomic disparity research and institutional factors that affect neurosurgical outcomes. 

Dr. Anand was born in Chennai, India and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Outside of neurosurgery, he enjoys sports, especially basketball which he coached throughout medical school, as well as spending time with his family, and friends

Specialized Areas of Interest

Cerebrovascular neurosurgery; spine surgery; skull base neurosurgery; general neurosurgery

Professional Organization Membership

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Education & Training

  • BS, Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of Michigan, 2017
  • MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2021

Honors & Awards

  • Karl G. Pinckard Scholarship, Wayne State University, 2021
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Wayne State University, 2020
  • Best Clinical Research Award – Tumor, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2020
  • Year III Comprehensive Honors, Wayne State University, 2020
  • Year II Comprehensive Honors, WSU, 2019

Selected Publications

Anand SK, Benjamin WJ, Adapa AR, Park JV, Wilkinson DA, Daou BJ, Burke JF, Pandey AS. Trends in acute ischemic stroke treatments and mortality in the United States from 2012 to 2018. Neurosurg Focus 51(1):E2, 2021.

Wilkinson DA, Koduri S, Anand SK, Daou BJ, Sood V, Chaudhary N, Gemmete JJ, Burke JF, Patel HJ, Pandey AS. Mechanical Thrombectomy Improves Outcome for Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke after Cardiac Surgery. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 30(8):105851, 2021.

Alimohammadi E, Eden SV, Anand SK, Ahadi P, Bostani A, Bagheri SR. The impact of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) on neurosurgical practice and training: a review article. Br J Neurosurg [Epub ahead of print], 2021.

Daou BJ, Khalsa SSS, Anand SK, Williamson CA, Cutler NS, Aaron BL, Srinivasan S, Rajajee V, Sheehan K, Pandey AS. Volumetric quantification of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage independently predicts hydrocephalus and seizures. J Neurosurg [Epub ahead of print], 2021.

Anand SK, Macki M, Culver LG, Wasade VS, Hendren S, Schwalb JM. Patient navigation in epilepsy care. Epilepsy Behav 113:107530, 2020.

Anand SK, Macki M. What have we learned from C5 palsy - A short communication. J Clin Neurosci 81:111-112, 2020.

Anand SK, Garling RJ, Johns J, Shah M, Chamiraju P. Intradural extramedullary spinal metastases from uterine carcinosarcoma: A case report. Surg Neurol Int 21;11:354, 2020.

Chaudhry F, Hunt RJ, Hariharan P, Anand SK, Sanjay S, Kjoller EE, Bartlett CM, Johnson KW, Levy PD, Noushmehr H, Lee IY. Machine Learning Applications in the Neuro ICU: A Solution to Big Data Mayhem? Front Neurol 11:554633, 2020.

Cutler NS, Srinivasan S, Aaron BL, Anand SK, Kang MS, Altshuler DB, Schermerhorn TC, Hollon TC, Maher CO, Khalsa SSS. Normal cerebral ventricular volume growth in childhood. J Neurosurg Pediatr [Epub ahead of print], 2020.

Zakaria HM, Wilkinson BM, Pennington Z, Saadeh YS, Lau D, Chandra A, Ahmed AK, Macki M, Anand SK, Abouelleil MA, Fateh JA, Rick JW, Morshed RA, Deng H, Chen KY, Robin A, Lee IY, Kalkanis S, Chou D, Park P, Sciubba DM, Chang V. Sarcopenia as a Prognostic Factor for 90-Day and Overall Mortality in Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery for Metastatic Tumors: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study. Neurosurgery 87(5):1025-1036, 2020.

Macki M, Fakih M, Anand SK, Suryadevara R, Elmenini J, Chang V. A direct comparison of prophylactic low-molecular-weight heparin versus unfractionated heparin in neurosurgery: A meta-analysis. Surg Neurol Int 10:202, 2019.

Macki M, Fakih M, Elmenini J, Anand SK, Robin AM. Trends in the Abscopal Effect After Radiation to Spinal Metastases: A Systematic Review. Cureus 11(10):e5844, 2019.