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Sathish Subbaiah

  • ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR Population Health Science and Policy
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  • MD, Harvard Medical School

  • BS, MS, Yale University
    Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

  • Internship, General Surgery
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

  • Residency, Neurosurgery
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

  • Fellowship, Neurosurgery-Spine
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital


    Sathish J. Subbaiah, MD, MS, graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a BS and MS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in the Health, Sciences and Technology Program run jointly by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Subbaiah completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in neurosurgery at Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital and subsequently completed an Endoscopic/Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. His clinical interests include endoscopic spine surgery, minimally invasive treatment of degenerative diseases of the spine, and complex neurosurgical spine disorders. Dr. Subbaiah joins the Department of Neurosurgery as Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy. His research will focus on comparative effectiveness and outcomes studies in the management of spine disorders.


  • 2008 -
    Top Honors in the Spine
    AANS Neurosurgical Top Gun Competition

  • 2007 -
    Partners in Excellence Clinical Award
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • 2005 -
    Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
    National Institutes of Health

  • 1996 -
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Yale University


Zai L, Ferrari C, Subbaiah S, Havton LA, Coppola G, Strittmatter S, Irwin N, Geschwind D, Benowitz LI. Inosine alters gene expression and axonal projections in neurons contralateral to a cortical infarct and improves skilled use of the impaired limb . J Neuroscience 2009 June; 29(25): 8187-8197.

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