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Chirag Patil, M.D.


Chirag received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University where he studied neurobiology. He subsequently attended UCSF School Of Medicine as a Regent's scholar. While at UCSF, he received the Doris Duke Research Fellowship and developed several research projects including a meta-analysis of hypothermia therapy for head injury. During his residency at Stanford, Dr. Patil has developed a keen interest in brain and pituitary tumors, national outcomes analysis and clinical research design. He plans to finish a Masters Degree in Epidemiology at Stanford University with a focus on cancer epidemiology, trial design and outcomes analysis. Under the mentorship of Dr. Edward R. Laws Jr. and John R. Adler Jr., Dr. Patil is also conducting a randomized clinical trial that aspires to improve outcomes of patients with Acromegaly.


2007-2008 MS Epidemiology, Stanford University
2006-2007 Enfolded Fellowship in Cyberknife Radiosurgery
2004-present Resident in Neurological Surgery, Stanford University
2003-2004 General Surgery Internship, Stanford University
1998-2003 MD, UC San Francisco; Regent's Scholar
1994-1998 BS, Cornell University

Research Interests:  Brain and pituitary tumors, Epidemiology of brain tumors, Design & implementation of randomized controlled trials, National & institutional neurosurgical outcomes analysis, Surgical anatomy and Stereotactic radiosurgery.

Program Completion: 2010


2008 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Dandy Clinical Fellowship Award
2007 Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS) Socioeconomic Fellow
2001 Doris Duke Research Fellowship
1998 University of California Regent's Scholar


Contact Info: Chirag Patil [chiragpatil gmail.com]

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