Aditya Iyer, MD, MEng

Adi grew up in Los Angeles. He studied at Cornell University, majoring in mathematics and economics. As an undergraduate Adi’s research interests were in stochastic processes and game theory. Adi completed a Masters degree in operations research and applied mathematics and entered the University of Pittsburgh’s Physician Scientist Training Program. As a medical student and Doris Duke research fellow, Adi helped develop computer simulations to optimize organ transplant allocations, and simultaneously developed an interest in the neurosciences. Under the mentorship of L. Dade Lunsford and Douglas Kondziolka, he researched the effect of Gamma Knife radiosurgery on various pathologies of the nervous system. Outside of neurosurgery, Adi is a classically trained pianist, and has also played the guitar and drums in various touring bands.


2013-present Neurosurgery Residency, Stanford Hospital & Clinics
2008-2013 MD, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
2007-2008 MEng, Cornell University, School of Engineering
2003-2007 BA Mathematics, BA Economics, BA College Scholar Program, Cornell University, School of Arts and Sciences

Program Completion:


Research interests:

Radiosurgery, simulation modeling and stochastic processes, health policy, neurosurgical outcomes.


2013 Certificate of Merit Award for best scholarly project, University of Pittsburgh
2010-2011 Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh
2011 American Physician Scientist Association/American Society for Clinical Investigation Travel Award
2010-2011 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Award for Community Service
2008-2013 Physician Scientist Training Program, Full Tuition Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh (2008-2013).
2003-2007 Cornell University Dean’s List
2003-2007 Cornell University College Scholar
2006 Mathematics Department Award for top graduating student research, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University



Adi Iyer