VIKRAM UDANI, MD
Dr. Vik Udani received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to obtain his M.D. from the Stanford University School of Medicine. After graduating from Stanford, Dr. Udani completed his residency with the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery. As a resident, he obtained expertise in all aspects of cranial, spinal, and peripheral nerve surgery. He developed special interests in the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors, skull-base surgery, cerebrovascular disorders including aneurysms, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Udani is currently the Medical Director of Neurosurgical Oncology for the Laurel Amtower Center for Neuro-Oncology.
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
Sharp Coronado Hospital
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Sharp Memorial Hospital
Scripps La Jolla
Paradise Valley Hospital
Bachelor of Science, University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude
Medical School: Stanford University
Internship: University of California, Los Angeles
Residency: University of California, Los Angeles
July 2007-present Congress of Neurological Surgeons
July 2007-present American Association of Neurological Surgeons
July 2007-present California Association of Neurological Surgeons
June 2008 Obtained California State Medical License (#A104381)
May 2011 Pediatric Neurosurgical Medical Mission Team Shanghai Children’s Hospital, China
2009 UCLA Department of Surgery Teaching Award Awarded to 3 surgical residents annually
2003- 2004 Medical Scientist Research Fellow Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Grant for 15 months basic science research
April 2000 Dean’s Scholarship 9 undergraduate recipients annually; highest undergraduate award at Penn University of Pennsylvania
May 2001 Phi Beta Kappa University of Pennsylvania
June 2012 Udani VM, Holly LT, Chow D, and Batzdorf U. “Posterior Fossa Reconstruction with Titanium Bioplate for Treatment of Cerebellar Ptosis in Chiari I Patients.” World Neurosurgery. 2014 May-Jun;81(5-6):836-41.
Feb 2006 Udani VM. “The Continuum of Stem Cell Transdifferentiation: Possibility of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Plasticity with Concurrent CD45 Expression.” Stem Cells and Development. 2006 Feb;15(1):1-3.
Dec 2005 Udani VM, Santarelli JG, Yung YC, Cheshier SH, Andrews A, Kasad Z, and Tse V. “Differential Expression of Angiopoietin-1 and Angiopoietin-2 may Enhance Recruitment of Bone Marrow-Derived Endothelial Precursor Cells into Brain Tumors.” Neurological Research. 2005 Dec;27(8):801-6.
Oct 2005 Udani VM, Santarelli JG, Yung YC, Wagers AJ, Cheshier SH, Weissman IL, Tse V. “Hematopoietic Stem Cells Give Rise to Perivascular Endothelial-like Cells during Brain Tumor Angiogenesis.” Stem Cells and Development. 2005 Oct;14(5):478-86.
October 2004 Udani VM, Santarelli J, Yung Y, Wagers A, Weissman IL, Tse V. “Hematopoietic Stem Cells Display Endothelial Phenotypes during Brain Tumor Angiogenesis.” Presented at 2004 Congress of Neurosurgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco
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