Dr. Sandra Narayanan, MD, FAHA, FANA, FSVIN

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Dr. Narayanan is a vascular and interventional neurologist at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center since October 2019.  She graduated from the six-year Honors Program in Medicine at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in 2001.  She completed neurology residency at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2005, a vascular neurology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2006, and a three-year fellowship in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology at Emory University Hospital in 2009.

Before joining UPMC, Dr. Narayanan practiced for over a decade at Wayne State University School of Medicine, where she was an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Director of the Neuroendovascular Programs at Detroit Medical Center and Beaumont Hospitals-Dearborn/Taylor/Wayne/Trenton.  She is passionate about teaching fellows, residents, and medical students, as well as allied health professionals and lay audiences.

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Narayanan is experienced in the clinical evaluation and care of acute stroke patients, intensive care monitoring of neurological and neurosurgical patients, telestroke assessments, and interpretation of noninvasive neuroimaging.  She also specializes in minimally invasive neuroendovascular procedures such as mechanical thrombectomy for acute stroke, coiling and flow diversion of intracranial aneurysms, embolization of adult and pediatric cranial and spinal arteriovenous malformations, fistulas, and tumors, extra- and intracranial angioplasty and stenting, and minimally invasive percutaneous spinal procedures, including cervical/lumbar punctures, myelograms, and epidural blood patches.