Anand Veeravagu, MD

Anand Veeravagu

Anand Veeravagu, MD is a former White House fellow and special assistant to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Dr. Veeravagu is a neurosurgeon in training at Stanford University School of Medicine. He previously served as chief neurosurgery resident at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital caring for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. 

Dr. Veeravagu is focused on advancing minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical techniques for diseases of the central nervous system. In 2006, he developed a novel radiotherapeutic to treat Glioblastoma Multiforme, a malignant brain tumor. 

Dr. Veeravagu's current research employs national databases to evaluate trends in health resource utilization to provide guidelines for policy reform. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and has written for The Huffington Post. 

In 2011, Dr. Veeravagu staffed the CURE Neurosurgical Hospital in Uganda and organized medical relief missions for the Tsunami of 2004. He has received more than 30 awards for his leadership, research, and promotion of healthcare access to underserved populations. In 2012, Dr. Veeravagu received the Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award for his commitment to mentorship. Anand has been accepted to the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA program, received his MD from Stanford University and graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and minor in Multicultural and Regional Studies.