Dr. Anand Veeravagu MD, FAANS

Dr. Anand Veeravagu is assistant professor of neurosurgery and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery, by courtesy, and director of minimally invasive spine surgery at Stanford. He is focused on advancing minimally invasive surgical techniques for diseases of the spine and cares for patients with a wide range of spinal disorders. Dr. Veeravagu graduated from the Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Engineering program with a focus on spinal cord injury and regeneration. He then accepted a position to complete his MD at the Stanford University School of Medicine. After completion of his neurosurgical residency, Dr. Veeravagu was awarded the prestigious Neurosurgical Research and Education Foundation Post-Residency Clinical Fellowship Grant and completed his fellowship training in minimally invasive and complex deformity spine at Stanford University with both neurosurgical and orthopaedic training. He also completed a clinical scholar rotation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, focused on endoscopic and robotic spine surgery. Dr. Veeravagu’s research efforts are focused on the utilization of large national databases to assess cost, quality and effectiveness of various treatment algorithms as well as predictive analytics. Dr. Veeravagu is also an author and writes about current events, health policy, and public health-related topics for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Beast, The BBC and the Huffington Post.