Rahul Jandial

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Rahul Jandial
Born (1972-12-25) December 25, 1972 (age 50)
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley (B.A.) University of Southern California (M.D) University of California, San Diego (Ph.D)
Occupation(s)Brain Surgeon, Scientist, Professor, Author
Height6 ft (180 cm)
Websitedrjandial.com

Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D. is an American, dual-trained brain surgeon and neuroscientist. He is also a Sunday Times bestselling author with his books translated to over 10 languages.

Academic[edit]

Jandial's published research[1] has appeared in journals such as Neurosurgery, Nature Medicine and Proceeding from the National Academy of Sciences. He has authored 10 academic books on topics ranging from neurosurgery to cancer biology and neuroscience.

As a professor he received the “distinguished professor award” from UCSD[2] and has been invited as distinguished professor at Oxford and Harvard. [3][4]

The Jandial laboratory at City of Hope Cancer Center in Los Angeles is funded by the US Department of Defense.[5]

Jandial earned his B.A from University of California, Berkeley — his M.D. from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles — and his Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD).

Author[edit]

In 2019 Penguin/Random House published Dr. Jandial’s first book Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon: The new stories and science of the mind, a Sunday Times bestseller translated into 10 languages.[6]

In 2021 his memoir Life on a Knife’s Edge: A Brain Surgeon's Reflections on Life, Loss and Survival is an international bestseller with translation to 8 languages.[7]

He has been featured in The Times of London,[8] the Telegraph,[9] Cosmopolitan,[10] Mr. Porter [11] and GQ,[12] and is an expert for Guardian Masterclasses.[13]

International Service[edit]

He is the founder and co-director of International Neurosurgical Children's Association,[14] where he leads teams to teach and perform pediatric brain surgery in charity hospitals throughout Central and South America, and Eastern Europe. The efforts were featured on ABC Nightline.[15]

Television[edit]

Rahul Jandial on Superhuman, 2018
Rahul Jandial on Superhuman, 2018

Jandial is a long-term contributor at KTLA-TV[16] in Los Angeles. Recently, he is also a regular contributor to the TODAY Show in Australia. He hosted Brain Surgery Live on Nat Geo with Bryant Gumbell for international broadcast and was on FOX’s primetime non-scripted Superhuman as a panelist.[17] Brian Lowry, chief TV critic for Variety, called him the "world's most dashing neurosurgeon" in a highly positive review.[18][19]

ABC news has called him the "real Dr. McDreamy"[20] and VICE has featured and refers to him as the 100 percent emoji-human version.[21]

He is represented by the talent agency - WME.[22]

Books[edit]

  • Life on a Knife’s Edge: A Brain Surgeon’s Reflections on Life, Loss and Survival, by Rahul Jandial, 2021
  • Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon: The New Science and Stories of the Brain, by Rahul Jandial, 2019
  • Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery, by Rahul Jandial, Paul McCormick, Peter M. Black, 2011, ISBN 978-1437737721
  • Frontiers in Brain Repair, edited by Rahul Jandial, 2012 [23] ISBN 978-1461425762
  • Code Blue: Bedside Procedures and Critical Information, by Rahul Jandial and Danielle Jandial, 2014 ISBN 978-1576262535
  • Metastatic Cancer: Clinical and Biological Perspectives, edited by Rahul Jandial, 2013 [24] ISBN 978-1587066597
  • Regenerative Biology of the Spine and Spinal Cord, edited by Rahul Jandial and Mike Y. Chen, 2012, [25] ISBN 978-1461440895
  • 100 Questions and Answers About Spine Disorders by Rahul Jandial, Henry E. Aryan, 2008, ISBN 978-0763749880
  • 100 Questions and Answers About Head and Brain Injuries, by Rahul Jandial, Samuel A. Hughes, Charles B. Newman, 2008, ISBN 978-0763755720
  • Neurosurgical Essentials, by Rahul Jandial, Henry E. Aryan, Peter Nakaji, 2004, ISBN 978-1576261828

Awards[edit]

  • The Sunday Times Bestselling Author 2019[26]
  • Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award 2015[27] and 2019[28]
  • Distinguished Teaching Award UC San Diego 2008[29]
  • Penfield Research Award from the Congress of Neurosurgeons 2007[30]
  • Cancer Research Award: STOPCancer Foundation: 2009[31]
  • Public Service Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2004[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Search Results for author Jandial R on PubMed.
  2. ^ Distinguished Teaching Award UC San Diego 2008: https://senate.ucsd.edu/grants-awards/senate-awards/distinguished-teaching/recipient-history
  3. ^ "Insights from brain surgery on the conscious patient".
  4. ^ "SHE Center Events and Projects - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Boston, MA".
  5. ^ Researcher receives $1.35M Department of Defense grant for breast metastasis study: https://www.cityofhope.org/breakthroughs/rahul-jandial-receives-grant-to-study-leptomeningeal-disease#:~:text=D.-,Rahul%20Jandial%2C%20M.D.%2C%20Ph.,into%20leptomeningeal%20disease%20(LMD)
  6. ^ "Discover your mind's true potential: A masterclass with Dr Rahul Jandial | the Guardian Members".
  7. ^ "Discover your mind's true potential: A masterclass with Dr Rahul Jandial | the Guardian Members".
  8. ^ Hoyle, Ben. "Rahul Jandial, the LA doctor who can boost your brain".
  9. ^ Walker, Sharon (31 May 2021). "What the brain surgeon sees: 'When we're faced with death, we make the most of life'". The Telegraph.
  10. ^ Cosmopolitan: https://www.cosmopolitanme.com/content/26570-this-is-what-actually-happens-in-your-brain-when-you-cant-sleep
  11. ^ Mr. Porter: https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/journal/lifestyle/six-smart-tips-to-improve-your-life-from-a-brain-surgeon-904264
  12. ^ GQ: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/profile/dr-rahul-jandial
  13. ^ "Discover your mind's true potential: A masterclass with Dr Rahul Jandial | the Guardian Members".
  14. ^ The International Neurosurgical Children's Association: http://incachildren.org/
  15. ^ ABC News: https://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/us-neurosurgeons-perform-brain-surgeries-children-peru-44318494
  16. ^ KTLA Health Experts: http://ktla.com/author/dr-jandial/
  17. ^ "EP of 'Superhuman' on the Talent on Full Display in Unique Reality Series". The New York Observer. 10 July 2017.
  18. ^ TV Review: 'Superhuman': https://variety.com/2016/tv/reviews/superhuman-review-fox-kal-penn-mike-tyson-1201668993/
  19. ^ IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7640364/
  20. ^ ABC News : https://abcnews.go.com/International/real-life-dr-mcdreamy-performs-life-saving-brain/story?id=44324522
  21. ^ "This Globe-Trotting Brain Surgeon Says Doctors Are Doing Medical Missions Wrong".
  22. ^ WME: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rep-sheet-roundup-gersh-signs-glow-duo-1018390
  23. ^ "Frontiers in Brain Repair - SpringerLink". Retrieved 2023-01-15.
  24. ^ "Metastatic cancer : clinical and biological perspectives - National Library of Medicine". Retrieved 2023-01-15.
  25. ^ "Regenerative Biology of the Spine and Spinal Cord - SpringerLink". Retrieved 2023-01-15.
  26. ^ Rahul Jandial, the LA doctor who can boost your brain: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rahul-jandial-the-la-doctor-who-can-boost-your-brain-b988w3kqf
  27. ^ Neurosurgeon Receives Breakthrough Award for Study of Brain Metastases: http://www.cityofhope.org/cs/Satellite?c=COH2_Article_C&childpagename=COH2%2FCOH2_Layout&cid=1433466599831&d=Touch&pagename=COH2_Wrapper
  28. ^ Researcher receives $1.35M Department of Defense grant for breast metastasis study: https://www.cityofhope.org/breakthroughs/rahul-jandial-receives-grant-to-study-leptomeningeal-disease#:~:text=D.-,Rahul%20Jandial%2C%20M.D.%2C%20Ph.,into%20leptomeningeal%20disease%20(LMD)
  29. ^ Distinguished Teaching Award UC San Diego 2008: https://senate.ucsd.edu/grants-awards/senate-awards/distinguished-teaching/recipient-history
  30. ^ Penfield Research Award 2007: https://www.cns.org/grants-awards/cns-sponsored-fellowship-awards/2007-2008
  31. ^ Cancer Research Award: STOPCancer Foundation 2009: http://www.stopcancer.org/Main/Default/OurResearcherDetail.aspx?id=52
  32. ^ Public Service Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2004: http://www.aans.org/pdf/YoungNeurosurgeons/psc_guidelines.pdf