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Achal Singh Achrol, M.D.

Achal received his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his undergraduate studies at The George Washington University where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in computer science.  During medical school, Achal received the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship.  Achal’s interests in neuro-innovation and translational research have led him to develop a handheld electrocardiogram monitoring system, an NIH-funded bioinformatics database, a portable cerebral perfusion measurement device, microfluidic biochips for genetics and proteomics research, and techniques to utilize magnetic resonance imaging to study volume and hemodynamic changes in aneurysms.  Achal was born in Jaipur, India and later moved to the US in 1981 with his family, who live in Washington, D.C.


2012-2014 Post-Doctoral Neurosurgery Research Fellow (NIH R25)
2011-2012 Chief Neurosurgery Reisdent at Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
2010-2011 Resident in Neurosurgery, Stanford University (R2)
2009-2010 Combined General Surgery/Clinical Neuroscience Internship, Stanford University
2005-2009 M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
2003-2005 Senior Research Scientist, UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research (W.L. Young)
1998-2003 B.S. Computer Science, George Washington University, magna cum laude

Research Interests: Cerebrovascular disease, tumor angiogenesis, stereotactic radiosurgery, stroke, genetics, proteomics, epidemiology and surgical outcomes, design & implementation of randomized controlled trials, entrepreneurship.

Program Completion: 2016


Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship
2008 Leslie Munzer Neurological Institute Research Award
2008 Hearst Foundation Neurosurgery Scholarship
2007 Stanford Medical Scholars Research Award
2007 CyberKnife Society Research Award
2007 John Hanbery Neurosurgery Scholarship
2006 Stanford Medical Scholars Research Award
2006 Stanford Traveling Scholars Award
2005 Stanford Medical Scholars Research Award
2005 UCSF/SFGH Staff Appreciation Award for research
1999-2003 Presidential Acheivement Scholarship, George Washington University


Contact Info: Achal Achrol [achrol]

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