Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
Director, Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center
Barrow Neurological Institute
Adjunct Professor of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Dr. Sanai’s commitment to caring for brain tumor patients has not wavered since he began his neurosurgical training at UCSF in 2004. Under the mentorship of Dr. Mitchel S. Berger, Dr. Sanai conducted numerous studies focusing on surgical neuro-oncology, intraoperative language mapping, and the biology of glioma formation. In 2009, Dr. Sanai has also completed a Fellowship in Skull-Base Surgery with Dr. Robert F. Spetzler at the Barrow Neurological Institute.
Among various clinical neurosurgery honors, Dr. Sanai has received the Kaiser Award for Clinical Research from the San Francisco Neurological Society, the Dandy Clinical Fellowship from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Mahaley Award from the National Brain Tumor Foundation. Among various neuroscience honors, Dr. Sanai has received the Edwin F. Boldrey Award for Basic Science Research from the San Francisco Neurological Society, was an invited lecturer to the Massachusetts General Hospital Frye-Halloran Symposium on Neuro-Oncology, served as Guest Editor for the journal Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, and is currently an Associate Editor for the journal BMC Cancer. To date, Dr. Sanai has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications, 40 invited publications, and has delivered 30 academic lectures.