Board certified in neurological surgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Dr. Prithvi Narayan joined Valley Children’s in August 2016 as director of neurosciences and medical director of pediatric neurosurgery. His areas of special clinical interest include brain and spinal tumors, epilepsy surgery, craniosynostosis and tethered spinal cord.
Prior to Valley Children’s, Dr. Narayan worked as chief, section of pediatric neurosurgery, at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 2010. Prior to that, he worked as an attending neurosurgeon at University Medical Center at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, and as director of pediatric neurosurgery, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, in Valhalla, New York.
Dr. Narayan has presented on topics in his field nationally and internationally. He has authored various book chapters and published his work in peer-reviewed publications such as “Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics,” “Journal of Neurosurgery,” “Child’s Nervous System” and “Pediatric Neurosurgery.”
Dr. Narayan is a member of several professional societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Pediatric Neurosurgery Section.
Dr. Narayan received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He did his internship in general surgery and residency in neurosurgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, Missouri.