Amir Faraji, MD, PhD

PGY-6 Resident

Amir Faraji




Amir Faraji, MD, PhD, joined the University of Pittsburgh neurosurgical residency program in July of 2013 and is currently an enfolded fellow for stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. He graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2012 after completing his PhD in chemistry in 2011. He graduated as valedictorian from the University of Florida in 2005.

Dr. Faraji’s research interests focus on developing novel drug delivery systems for the central nervous system, including nanotechnology and convection-enhanced delivery. Dr. Faraji is a native of Clearwater, Fla.

His publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine’s publication database.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Neuro-oncology; stereotactic neurosurgery; robotic neurosurgery; general spine surgery; radiosurgery; peripheral nerve surgery.

Professional Organization Memberships

Allegheny County Medical Society
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Medical Association
American Chemical Society
American Physician Scientists Association
Allegheny County Medical Society
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Education & Training

BS, Chemistry, University of Florida, 2005
PhD, Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
MD, University of Pittsburgh, 2012 

Honors & Awards

Best Presentation Award, Stuart Rowe Society Resident Research Day, 2017
Society of Neurological Surgeons/RUNN Course Resident Award, 2016
MSTP Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, 2013
United States Delegate, Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting, 2010
Chemistry Graduate Excellence Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
Clinical & Translational Research Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship, 2009-10
Valedictorian, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida, 2005
University of Florida Research Scholar, 2004-05
Florida Academic Scholars Award, 2001-05
Anderson Scholar, University of Florida, 2003