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  • Name: Anand V. Germanwala, MD
    Address: 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153
    Country: United States of America
    Telephone: (708) 216-5120
    Membership Status: Active

    Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Dr. Anand V. Germanwala graduated as Class Valedictorian from Keystone Oaks High School. He then attended a six-year combined B.S./M.D. program through Pennsylvania State University and Jefferson Medical College where he graduated summa and magna cum laude, respectively. A portion of his two-year undergraduate study was spent at Harvard University where he ranked in the top 1% of the class. During his residency training under the direction of L. Dade Lunsford, M.D. at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Germanwala had the privilege of training under neurosurgeons who performed pioneering work in the field of skull base surgery. He then gained additional training in more traditional cerebrovascular and skull base surgery approaches at Johns Hopkins University under the mentorship of Rafael Tamargo, M.D. As an attending academic neurosurgeon, he has treated over 2,000 patients and specializes in the treatment of patients with brain tumors, especially those involving the cranial base. His work in this area has given him the clinical background and experience to give over 100 invited national and international lectures in the field, appear on national television, and serve as invited faculty or conference chairman at over 50 national and international skull base courses. Dr. Germanwala has also conducted clinical and basic science research in the field of skull base surgery and has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters, and abstracts while maintaining a federally funded laboratory investigating genetics of skull base tumors. Dr. Germanwala’s current positions as Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Neurological Surgery Residency Program Director, and Chief of Neurological Surgery at the affiliated Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, along with his experience, provide him with the unique background to provide exceptional clinical care, educate the next generation of neurosurgeons, conduct translational research, develop leadership experience, and collaborate with other individuals in the subspecialty field of cranial base surgery. He is a member of several societies and has held multiple leadership positions within organized neurosurgery. He was further recognized by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons as one of ten emerging leaders through the Vanguard Leadership Award in neurosurgery. He is married to Arpita Germanwala, an otolaryngologist, and has two daughters, Atasi and Anika. Along with his parents, they are the lights of his life. They enjoy spending time together laughing, traveling, reading, and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.