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Sandra Narayanan
Associate Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Neurology

Sandra Narayanan, M.D., joined Wayne State University in July 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery & Neurology. Dr. Narayanan is a graduate of the six-year Honors Program in Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine. She completed a neurology residency at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, a vascular neurology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a three-year fellowship in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology at Emory University Hospital. Dr. Narayanan has authored various chapters and peer-reviewed publications and has presented at national meetings. She frequently gives lectures in vascular and interventional neuroradiology and enjoys teaching residents and fellows.

Dr. Narayanan is a member of the Society for NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) and Society for Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN). Her interests include cerebral and spinal angiography in adult and pediatric patients, interventional management of acute stroke, endovascular management of intracranial aneurysms, AVMs, and dural arteriovenous fistulas, tumor embolization, intracranial/extracranial stenting, WADA testing, and vertebroplasty.

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1999

University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, (MD), 2001


University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, (Internal Medicine), 2001-02


University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, (Neurology), 2002-05


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, (Vascular Neurology), 2005-06

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, (Diagnostic Neuroradiology), 2006-07

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, (Interventional Neuroradiology), 2007-09


Adult & pediatric interventional neuroradiology, acute stroke treatment, neurocritical care, dural arteriovenous fistulas, subarachnoid hemorrhage, vertebroplasty.


Hui FK, Narayanan S, Cawley CM. Posterior-to-anterior circulation access using the Penumbra stroke system for mechanical thrombectomy of a right middle cerebral artery thrombus, Surgical Neurology. (in press)

Narayanan S, Murchison AP, Wojno T, Dion JE. Percutaneous Trans-Superior Orbital Fissure Embolization of Carotid-Cavernous Fistulas: Technique and Preliminary Results, Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. (in press)

Compton MT, Goulding SM, Whicker NE, Mullins M, Nathan S, Ressler K. An Exploratory Study of the Potential Prognostic Usefulness of the Routinely Conducted Computed Tomography Scan in Patients Hospitalized for a First Episode of Psychosis. Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses 2009;3(1):23-30.

Romano JG, Rabinstein AA, Arheart KL, Nathan S, Campo-Bustillo I, Koch S, Forteza AM. Microemboli in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. J Neuroimaging 2008;18(4):396-401.

Nathan S, Greer DM. Brain Death. Seminars in Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain 2006;25(4):225-231.

Narayanan S, Dafer R. Stroke in young adults. In: Gilman S, editor. Medlink Neurology. San Diego: Medlink Corporation. Submitted.

Narayanan S, Cawley CM. Chapter 52: Treatment of Other Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas, Youmans Textbook of Neurological Surgery, 6th ed., H. Richard Winn (Editor). (in press)

Narayanan S, Tong FC. Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Balloon Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Acute Painful Pathologic and Non-Pathologic Fractures. Myeloma Therapy: Pursuing the Plasma Cell. Sagar Lonial (Editor), Humana Press, 2008.

Awards & Honors
  • �Most Outstanding Research� Award in Residency Class, 2005
  • Nominated for Florida �Resident of the Year� Award, 2005