Dr. Anil Nanda is a Professor for the Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport. He has held the post since the department’s establishment in 1995. Prior to this, Dr. Nanda served five years as the Chief of Neurosurgery, then a section of the Department of Surgery. In the spring of 2002, Dr. Nanda successfully obtained accreditation of a neurosurgery residency program at LSUHSC-Shreveport, the first such program to be approved in the five preceding years.
A native of New York, Dr. Nanda earned his medical degree with honors from JIPMER, Madras University in 1982. Dr. Nanda completed his neurosurgery residency at the Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia followed by fellowship training in microneurosurgery and cranial base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in 1990. In the spring of 2012, Dr. Nanda received his Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. As part of his curriculum, Dr. Nanda helped pass the Louisiana Youth Concussion Law, requiring all schools, clubs, and other organizations that sponsor youth athletics to provide athletes and their parents with information about concussions and the potential long-term effects of playing after a head injury. In 2017 he was awarded a Doctorate in Humane Letters by Centenary College.
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