Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Anand Veeravagu of Stanford Medicine

Written by Shayna Korol | January 24, 2018 | Print  |

Anand Veeravagu, MD, is a neurosurgeon at Stanford (Calif.) Medicine.

Dr. Veeravagu specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques for diseases of the spine and treats patients with a range of spinal disorders. He is assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center.


He graduated from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University's biomedical engineering program with a focus on spinal cord injury and regeneration. He received his medical degree and underwent fellowship training at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Veeravagu also completed a clinical scholar rotation focused on endoscopic and robotic spine surgery at the Fla.-based University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.


As a neurosurgical resident at Stanford University, Dr. Veeravagu was appointed by the president as a White House Fellow of 2012, where he served as a special assistant to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chuck Hegel to guide Department of Defense policy on traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and mental health treatment for the U.S. military. He served as a speech writer, national security advisory and health consultant directly to the Secretary of Defense.


Dr. Veeravagu conducts research on the utilization of large national databases to assess cost, quality and effectiveness of various treatment programs in addition to predictive analytics. He is an author and writes about health policy, current events and public health-related topics for outlets such as the San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Beast, The BBC and the Huffington Post.


To nominate a spine surgeon to be featured, please email Shayna Korol at skorol@beckershealthcare.com.


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