Faraz Farzad, MD


University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts in Biology with Distinction and with Intermediate Honors, 2015-2018

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2019-2023

Email: FF4WP@uvahealth.org

Research Experience:

Student Research Assistant, University of Virginia Department of Neuroscience

Awarded funding to study the role of the Wnt/Beta-Catenin pathway in postnatal neurogenesis and neuron integration in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus under the guidance of Dr. Petr Tvrdik.

Student Research Assistant, University of Virginia Department of Neurosurgery

Studied the progression and maturation of neuropathic pain pathways in swine and mouse models under the guidance of Dr. Jeff Elias and Dr. Shayan Moosa.


Nomination to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2022

Nomination to Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2022

Medical Student Summer Research Program Grant, 2020

Peer Reviewed Abstract/Article Publications:

Moosa, S., Bond, A., Wang, T.R., Farzad, F., Asthagiri, A.R., & Elias, J. (2023, Feb). Convection Enhanced Delivery of Autologous Cerebrospinal Fluid Improves Visualization During MRI-Guided Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.

Marino, A.C., Farzad, F., & Jane, J.A. Jr. (2023, Jan). Chiari I Malformation and Sleep Disordered Breathing. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America.

Farzad, F., & Rizvi, T. (2023, Jan). Spinal Cord Lipoma Diagnosis and Management. AMSER Case of the Month.

Sharifi, K., Farzad, F., Soldozy, S., Price, R.J., Kalani, M.Y.S., & Tvrdik, P. (2022, Nov). Prolonged Integration of Adult-born Axin 2 Cell Lineage into Granule Neurons of the Dentate Gyrus. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Abstract and oral presentation; manuscript pending publication.

Soldozy, S., Yahmurlu, K., Norat, P., Elsarrag, M., Costello, J., Farzad, F., Sokolowski, J.D., Sharifi, K.A., Elarjani, T., Burks, J., Tvrdik, P., Shaffrey, M.E., Park, M.S., Starke, R.M., Gordon, E., & Kalani, M.Y.S. (2022, Jul). Biomarkers Predictive of Long-Term Outcome After Ischemic Stroke: A Meta-Analysis. World Neurosurgery.

Farzad, F., Dell, W., & Rizvi, T. (2022 July). Carotid-Cavernous Fistula Diagnosis and Management. AMSER Case of the Month.

Snyder, M.H., Chen, C.J., Farzad, F., Ironside, N., Kellogg, R.T., Southerland, A.M., Park, M.S., Sheehan, J.P., & Ding, D. (2021, Nov). Interventional Outcomes for Patients Eligible for Entry into the ARUBA Clinical Trial: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Neurosurgery.

Gurman, Z.R., Sadatsafvai, H., Farzad, F., Glass, G., Hartka, T., & Sochor, M. (2021, Mar). Trends in Pediatric Emergency Room Visits During First Month of COVID-19 Pandemic. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting (Abstract).

Soldozy, S., Farzad, F., Young, S., Yagmurlu, K., Norat, P., Sokolowski, J., Park, M.S., Jane, J.A. Jr, & Syed, H.R. (2021, Feb). Pituitary Tumors in the Computational Era, Exploring Novel Approaches to Diagnosis, and Outcome Prediction with Machine Learning. World Neurosurgery.