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Dr. Ashwini D. Sharan

Dr. Sharan works at Thomas Jefferson University where he still works as Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology at Sidney Kimmel Medical.  Dr. Sharan’s is a board certified neurosurgeon trained and has been faculty for 22 years, has performed over 8000 operations, and treated over 25000 patients. He has trained and graduated 33 residents and 8 fellows and mentored over 70 medical students. All of his fellows have pursued academic careers and one is already the head of his department.


Dr. Sharan is an internationally recognized authority on functional neurosurgery, particularly for his contributions to the growing field of epilepsy surgery. Dr. Sharan also takes a keen interest in spine surgery, deep brain stimulation, intra-thecal pumps, and spinal cord stimulators. Dr. Sharan has been the co investigator on four NIH grants, investigating the safety of MRI for patients with implanted DBS systems, genetic influences of human epilepsy, and studying the roles of place and grid cells in human spatial navigation and memory. He is was the largest surgical enroller in the DARPA RAM project.  His work has been published in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Spine, Epilepsia, and Neuromodulation. He has been cited over 18451 times and his H-index is 72 and produced over 250 peer reviewed publications.


Dr. Sharan has previously served as the Past President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the Past President of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS.) He is a founder of multiple companies in the Neuromodulation space including Cerebral Therapeutics, Mudjala Medical, and previous company Intellect medical.  He was born in Patna, Bihar.  He lives in Southern New Jersey with his wife, Kanu Priya Sharan, a breast cancer oncologist, and two children, Isha Priya and Maansi Dayal.  His real passion in life is watching movies with his wife and his daughters.

Dr. Ashwini D. Sharan
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