Atom Sarkar, MD, PhD, FAANS is a nationally recognized neurosurgeon, serves as the director of Stereotactic, Functional and Epilepsy Surgery program for Global Neurosciences Institute, and is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Dr. Sarkar attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, as an undergraduate. During this time, he investigated issues related to viral oncology at various institutions, including the Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research in Bern, Switzerland, the Rockefeller University in New York, New York, and the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. He received his MD/PhD degrees from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. His PhD dissertation was conducted in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, with a focus on molecular neuroscience. This work culminated in cloning and characterizing neuropeptide receptors from the brain and earned research distinction from the Graduate School. A fellowship at Columbia University in New York, New York, in single molecule mechanics, nanotechnology, and instrument design were the focus of his post-doctoral work. This post-doctoral fellowship was performed in the midst of a neurosurgical residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Sarkar’s areas of expertise include Deep Brain Stimulation (tremor, pain, Parkinson’s disease) and Epilepsy Surgery (adult and pediatric).