Sandra Narayanan, MD, FAHA, FANA, is a vascular and interventional neurologist and is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, where she has taught since 2009. She directs the neuroendovascular programs at Detroit Medical Center and Beaumont Hospitals-Dearborn/Taylor/Wayne/Trenton. She graduated from the six-year Honors Program in Medicine at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and completed a neurology residency at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, a vascular neurology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a three-year fellowship in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology at Emory University Hospital.
Dr. Narayanan specializes in minimally invasive neuroendovascular procedures such as treatment of acute stroke, coiling of intracranial aneurysms, embolization of adult and pediatric arteriovenous malformations, fistulas, and tumors, stenting of intra-/extracranial vessels, and cervical punctures. Her professional service responsibilities include Member of the SNIS Board of Directors, Chair of the SNIS Foundation, Co-Chair of the SNIS 2020 Annual Meeting, member of the International Stroke Program annual program committee, and member of the editorial board for Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. Dr. Narayanan is also an active member of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology. She has published a number of peer-reviewed publications and enjoys teaching residents, fellows, and allied health professionals, as well as speaking to lay audiences on her areas of expertise. She is particularly interested in acute ischemic stroke systems of care, quality improvement in neurointervention, and radiation safety.