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Paul Kalanithi, M.D.

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Paul will complete residency in 2014 and plans to pursue a career as a surgeon-scientist, treating movement disorders, epilepsy and eloquent area tumors with a research focus in dynamics of the cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical loop. During medical school at Yale, he studied neuropathologic defects of fast-spiking interneuron networks in Tourette Syndrome. He is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratories of Krishna Shenoy and Karl Deisseroth, developing optogenetic techniques in primates. Outside of neurosurgery, Paul enjoys eating any form of duck, reading all manner of books, and backpacking in the Sierras.

2008-present Resident in Neurological Surgery, Stanford University
2007-2008 Combined General Surgery/Clinical Neuroscience Internship, Stanford University
2003-2007 MD, cum laude, Yale University
2002-2003 M.Phil, History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Cambridge University
1995-2000 M.A., English Literature, B.A. Human Biology, Stanford University

Research Interests: Optogenetics, electrical stimulation, motor physiology, neuroprostheses; outcomes research in neurosurgery

Program Completion: 2014


2011 Academy Award for Research, American Academy of Neurological Surgery
2011 SFNS Kaiser Award
2009 CSNS Socioeconomic Fellow
2009 Nominee, Arnold P Gold Foundation Humanism & Excellence in Teaching Award
2008 Best Poster, North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting
2007 AOA
2007 Lewis H. Nahum Prize for Outstanding Research
2005 AMSA Paul Ambrose Political Leadership Institute Scholarship


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Contact Info: Paul Kalanithi [paul.kalanithi gmail.com]

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