Curriculum Vitae

Board Certified in Neurological Surgery

Dr. Malini Narayanan is a Harvard- trained, board certified neurosurgeon, with a Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Education and Training


  Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude
  Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  1989

 

  Master of Science
  Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  1993

 

  Doctor of Medicine
  University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  Chicago, IL
  1998

 

Postgraduate Medical Education (Residencies, Fellowships)

 

  1998 – 1999
  Brigham and Women’s Program and Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  Harvard Medical School, Surgical Internship

 

  1999 – 2005
  Brigham and Women’s Program and Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  Harvard Medical School, Neurosurgery Residency

 

 2005 – 2006
  University of Chicago, Corner Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
  Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship

 

  2006 – 2007
  University of Chicago, Corner Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
  Chief Resident, Neurosurgery Residency

 

 Pre and Post-Doctoral Fellowships

 

  1988
  MIT Lincoln Laboratories Summer Fellowship
  Circuit design of a pulsed rf generator with frequencies ranging from 2-8 ghz


  1993
  Princeton Biophysics Lecture Series


  1994
  National Institute of Health Summer Research Fellowship


  1994
  National Eye Institute Travel Fellowship


Service


  August 2001
  International Medicine:  General Surgery in Haiti with Dr. John Byrne, presently chairman of surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center; and Dr. Paul Farmer, Founding          


Certifications/ Active Licenseures (expiration date)


  State of Ohio Medical Board (4/01/2016)
  34-090707


  State of Illinois (7/31/2017)
  036116947


   State of Maryland (9/30/2015)   D0072001


   State of Virginia  (6/30/2016)  0101250962  


Active National and International Professional Societies and Activities

 

Worldwide Who’s Who  2013-present
Diplomat of American Board of Neurological Surgeons, 2012-present
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, active member, 1999-present
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), member 1998-2012, fellow  2012-present


Inactive Memberships

Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 1993-4, 1997
Eta Kappa Nu (Honor Society for Electrical Engineers)
Tau Beta Pi (Honor Society for Engineers)

 

Awards and Commendation in Medicine


Patient Choice Award, 2013
America’s Top Surgeon 2007.  Consumer’s Research Council of America.

     Third Place Prize in the Category of Pediatrics for “The Outcome of Reoperations in Chiari Patients. With Foreign Body Grafts”. AANS 76th Annual Meeting.

     

     Certificate of Recognition,2004 Best Written Neurosurgical Board Score in Residency
     Brigham and Women’s Program and Children’s Hospital
     2003


    CNS Resident Research Award
    Nationally Best Resident Research Paper at the CNS Conference
    Congress of Neurologic Surgeons
    2003

 

     CNS Cerebrovascular Sectional Award
     Nationally Best Cerebrovascular Research Paper at the Sectional Conference Congress of Neurologic Surgeons
     2002

 

     Excellence in Resident Teaching

     Harvard Medical School
     2000

 

Awards and Commendation in Other Fields

 

   

Senior Leadership Award
    University of Massachusetts, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    1989


     United Technologies Outstanding Woman in Engineering Award (University of Massachusetts)
     1989


     Kappa Nu Most Oustanding Senior Award
     (University of Massachusetts)
     1989


     2nd Place National Science Foundation Fellowship Award
     1989


     2nd Place National Science Foundation Fellowship Award
     1990


     Outstanding Summer Research Award
     University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
     1994

 

Publications


Narayanan M. Development of a Silicon Retinal Implant: cortical evoked potentials following fpcal stimulation of the rabbit retina with light and electricity. Clinical Neurophysiology. Volume 110. Issue 9. Pgs 1545-1553, 1999.


Narayanan M, Munshi I, Short MP, Tonsgard J, Sullivan C, and Frim D. A Child with Neurofibromatosis-I and a Lumbar Epidural Arteriovenous  Malformation. Journal of Child Neurology. Vol 15, No 4, 273-275, 2000.


Zhang WH, Wang X, Narayanan M, Zhang Y, Huo C, Reed JC, Friedlander RM. Fundamental role of the Rip2/caspase-1 pathway in hypoxia and ischemia-induced neuronal cell death.  Proc Natl Acad Sci  USA. 100(26): 16012-7, 2003.


Zhang W, Narayanan M, Friedlander RM. Additive neuroprotective effects of minocycline with creatine in a mouse model of ALS.  Ann Neurol; 53(2): 267-70, 2003.


Narayanan M, Friedlander RM.  What would you do? Case Presentation with Survey by Neurosurgeon, A Section of  the Cerebrovascular Newsletter. 2003-2004.


Narayanan MV, Zang W, Stavroyskaya IG, Kristal BS, Friedlander RM. Promethazine: a novel application as a neuroprotectant that reduces ischemia-mediated injury by inhibiting mitochondrial dysfunction. Clin Neurosurg; 51:102-7, 2004.


Stavrovskaya I , Narayanan M,  Zhang W,  Krasnikov B, Heemskerk J,  Young SS,  Blass JP,  Brown AM, Beal MF, Friedlander RM, and Kristal BS.  Clinically-approved heterocyclics act on a mitochondrial target and reduce stroke-induced pathology. J exp Med;200(2):211-22, 2004.


Kristal BS, Stavrovskaya IG, Narayanan MV, Krasnikov BF, Brown AM, Beal MF, Friedlander RM. The mitochondrial permeability transition as a target for neuroprotection. J Bioenerg Biomembr; 36(4):309-12, 2005.


Yamini B, Narayanan M. Craniopharyngiomas: an update.  Expert Rev Anticancer Ther; 9:s85-92 Review, 2006.  


Wang X, Narayanan M, Bruey JM, Rigamonti D, Cattaneo E, Reed JC, Friedlander RM.  Protective role of Cop in Rip2/caspase-4-mediated HeLa cell.  Biochim Biophys Acta; 1762(8):742-54, 2006.  


Said G Osman, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., F.R.C.S.Ed.; 
Malini Narayanan, M.D., M.S.; Atif Malik, M.D.; Sandeep Sherlekar, Charles Winters, M.D.; Prabhdeep K Grewal, M.D. Nigussie Gemechu, M.A. Anatomic Treatment-based Classification of Diseased Lumbar Spinal Motion-segment. International Journal of Neuro & Spinal Sciences Vol. 1, Issue 1, Oct-Dec. 2013.


Said G Osman, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., F.R.C.S.Ed.; Sandeep Sherlekar MD, Atif 
Malik, M.D.;, Charles Winters, M.D.; Prabhdeep K Grewal, M.D. .; Malini Narayanan, M.D., M.S , Nigussie Gemechu, M.A. Percutaneous Endoscopic Trans-iliac Approach to L5-S1 Disc and Foramen – A Report of Clinical Experience. International Journal of Spine Surgery, accepted 2014.

  

Chapters in Books/Journals

 

Narayanan M, Frim D.  Indirect Bypasses for Moyamoya Syndrome.  Neurosurgery Operative Atlas 2007. 

Narayanan M, Yamini B.  Craniopharyngiomas – An Update.  Expert Review. Neurotherapeutics 2007.

 

Poster Presentations/Abstracts

 

Narayanan M, Malik A, Sherlekar S, Grewal PK, Mandal Pratip, Osman S. “Least Invasive Percutaneous Transforaminal Lumbar Decompression and Fusion with Optimesh Interbody Devise – A Report of Clinical Experience.” American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Washington DC, May 2015.


Narayanan M and Osman S. “An Uncommon Use of  the Optimesh Device in Vertebral Body Fractures.” American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Washington DC, May 2015.


Narayanan M, Healy M.  “Rare Vascular Anatomy In A Child With Onset Of Trigeminal Neuralgia”.  AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery 37th Annual Meeting in Spokane , WA, 2008.


Narayanan M, Rosen D, Postma S, Frim D. “Outcome of Reoperations in Chiari Patients with Foreign Body Grafts.” Congress of Neurologic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Feb, 2008.


Stavrovskaya I,  Narayanan M, Zhang W, Boris F. Krasnikov BF,  M. Flint Beal MF,  Robert M. Friedlander RM, and Bruce S. Kristal BS. “Clinically Approved Heterocyclics Delay Induction of Mitochondria Permeability Transition- A Potential Therapeutic for HD.” National HDF Meeting, 2004.


Narayanan M, Goumnerova L.  “Eating  Dysfunction following Third Ventriculostomy”; American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. 2001.
 

Narayanan M. “Development of a retinal implant: applications of the focal ERG to rabbits after surgical implantation of a retinal prosthesis.” ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract Issue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Abstr 184,2:40. 1997.


Narayanan M. “Optimal System for physiological monitoring of vision in rabbit retina after implanting a retinal prosthesis.” Experimental Biology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1997.


Narayanan M, Lee BB, Smith VC, Pokorny J. “Model of  temporal processing in macaque retinal ganglion cells.” ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract Issue. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Abstr #4281, 36:5931. 1995.


Narayanan M. “Evaluation of the VEP and ERG in rabbits after surgical implantation of prototypical retinal prosthesis.” Vision Research, Programme and Abstracts, An International Journal for Functional Aspects. 35:s239. 1995.


Narayanan M, Rizzo JF, Edell D, Wyatt JL.  “Development of a silicon retinal implant: cortical evoked potentials following focal stimulation of the rabbit retina with light and electricity.” ARVO Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Annual Meeting Abstract Issue, Sarasota, Florida, v38,n4,1994.

 

Presentations/Invited Lecturer

 

Narayanan M, Stavroskaya I, Zhang W, Krystal BS, Friedlander RM.  “Promethazine:  a novel application as a neuroprotectant that reduces ischemia-mediated injury by inhibiting mitochondrial dysfunction.”  Penarium Session, Congress of Neurological Surgeons National Meeting, Denver, CO, October 2004.


Narayanan M.
  “Neuroapoptosis.”  Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, University of Chicago, May 2005.


Narayanan M.
 “Glass in the Buttock: Case Presentation.”  Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Chicago, January 2006.


Narayanan M. “Moyamoya Disease and Syndrome.”  Neurosurgery Resident Teaching Conference, University of Chicago, June 2006.


Narayanan M.
 “Pediatric Trauma.”  Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, University of Chicago, September 2006.  


Narayanan M,
 Curry D, Yamini B, Bardo D, Frim D. “Use of Perfusion MRI for Operative Decision Making in Moyamoya Revascularization.”  Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Chicago, IL, October 2006.


Narayanan M, Frim D. “ SYMPTOMATOLOGY of CHIARI MALFORMATION TYPE 1 in PATIENTS UNDER AGE 5 ”AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery 2006 Annual Meeting


Narayanan M,
 Frim D. “Craniosynostosis and Elevated ICP”. AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery 2006 Annual Meeting.


Narayanan, M.
  “ Pediatric Grand Rounds: The Pediatric Posterior Fossa.” University of Toledo, Pediatric Grand Rounds, St. Vincent Medical Center. January, 2008.


Narayanan M. 
Washington Adventist Grand Rounds: “Welcome to Neurosurgery”. Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Maryland. May, 2013.