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Dr. Jay Jagannathan M.D., FAANS

Speciality: Neurosurgery
Board Certifications:
   American Board of Neurological Surgery
   American Board of Spinal Surgery

Bio Sketch

Dr. Jagannathan is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in cranial and spinal surgery. He has a special interest in minimally invasive techniques, which often result in less post-operative discomfort, and a quicker recovery for patients.

Following his neurosurgical training, Dr. Jagannathan built busy practices at Wayne State University and Northern Michigan treating over 1,000 patients with neurosurgical diseases.

His current goal is to provide excellent neurosurgical service to the community, combining compassionate care, advanced neurosurgical techniques and easy accessibility for patients. With offices in Troy, Garden City, West Branch and Sault Ste. Marie, Dr. Jagannathan is always available for easy consultation with any of his patients.

Dr. Jagannathan is one of a few neurosurgeons in Michigan to perform all open and minimally invasive procedures related to complex spine, spinal oncology and deformity, including open and percutaneous pedicle screw fixation TLIF, ALIF, DLIF, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and spinal radiosurgery. He is also trained to perform artificial disk replacement using Prodisk-C and Prodisk-L technology. He is a frequent presenter many national and international courses, training other physicians and surgeons on new the latest surgical techniques.

Dr. Jagannathan completed his neurosurgical training at the University of Virginia and Wayne State University with and received advanced training in both neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery. Additionally, he spent a year as a clinical neuro-oncology fellow at the National Institutes for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (National Institutes of Health) and as a senior Registrar at Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand.

He has published numerous papers and book chapters in the areas of spine surgery, radiosurgery and neuro-oncology and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Synthes Award for craniofacial research as well as the Cone Pevehouse Award for socioeconomic research, both from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He was also recently named a ‘rising star’ in spine surgery by In-Spine magazine.

Dr. Jagannathan is actively involved in organized neurosurgery and served as a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Young Neurosurgeons Commitee and on the Executive Committee of the Section on Tumors.

He has also served on Congress of Neurological Surgery Scientific Program Committee and currently is one of only a few neurosurgeons representing Michigan at in the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies.

Fellowship Training

  • Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Department of Neurosurgery
    Registrar, June 2008-Febuary 2009

  • University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
    Spine Fellowship, January 2008-May 2008
    Christopher I. Shaffrey, Vincent Arlet, Co-Directors

  • National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
    Surgical Neurology Division; Dr. Edward H. Oldfield, Chairman
    Neuro-oncology Fellowship, July 2006-July 2007


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
    Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) August 1999- May 2003
    Alpha Omega Alpha

  • George Washington University, Washington DC
    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, September 1995- May 1999
    Graduated number one in a class of 150 (Benjamin Cruickshanks Award)
  • University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. Trinity College
    Study Abroad Program (June 1996- June 1997)
    Courses in Shakespearean Role Play and 19th Century English


Abstracts & Presentations

  • Management of Low Back Pain in Division I College Football Players
    Jay Jagannathan, M.D., Julian Bailes, M.D., Joseph Maroon, M.D., Vincent Arlet, M.D., Charles Y. Liu, M.D., Christopher I. Shaffrey, M.D, John A. Jane, M.D.
    CNS 2008 (Oral), Orlando

  • Restoration of Lumbar Lordosis following Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
    Jay Jagannathan, M.D., Charles Sansur, M.D., Chris Shaffrey, M.D.
    IMAST 2008 (Oral), Hong Kong

  • Cosmetic and Funcitonal Outcomes Following Paramedian and Lateral Retroperitoneal Approaches to the Spine
    Jay Jagannathan, M.D., Vincent Arlet, M.D., Chris Shaffrey, M.D.
    Spineweek 2008 (Oral), Geneva, May 2008
    IMAST 2008 (Oral), Hong Kong, July 2008
    North American Spine Society (Oral), Toronto, 2008
    AANS (Poster), Chicago, 2008

  • Long-term outcomes and prognostic factors in pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury and elevated intracranial pressure
    Jay Jagannathan, M.D., David O. Okonkwo, M.D., Ph.D., Aaron S. Dumont, M.D., John A. Jane Sr., M.D., Ph.D, John A. Jane Jr., M.D.
    AANS/CNS Section on Pediatrics (Oral), November 2007
    Hydrocephalus Award (AANS/CNS Pediatric Section, 2007)
    Synthes Craniofacial Award (AANS, 2008)

  • Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for secretory pituitary adenomas
    Jay Jagannathan, M.D., John A. Jane Jr., M.D.
    North American Skull Base Society (Oral), May 2007

  • Utilization of a histologic pseudocapsule in tbe surgical treatment of Cushing’s Disease
    Jay Jagannathan, M.D., Edward H. Oldfield, M.D.
    Neurosurgical Society of Virginia (Oral, 1st Prize), Jan. 2007
    AANS/CNS Tumor Section (Oral), April 2007

  • Outcomes Following single level ACDF without plating
    Jay Jagannathan, MD, Aaron S. Dumont MD, Rod J. Oskouian, MD, Kai M. Fu, MD, John A. Jane Sr. MD, Ph.D
    CNS (Poster), Chicago, 2006

  • Transsphenoidal resection of Pediatric Craniopharyngiomas
    Daniel M. Prevedello MD, Jay Jagannathan, MD, John A. Jane Jr. MD, Edward R. Laws MD
    CNS (Oral), Chicago, 2005

  • Cushing’s Disease in patients with negative pathology
    Nader Pouratian MD, Ph.D, Jay Jagannathan, MD, Mary L. Vance MD, Edward R. Laws, MD
    AANS (Oral), San Francisco, 2006

  • Gamma Knife Surgery for Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenomas
    Jay Jagannathan MD, Jason P. Sheehan MD, Ph.D, Edward R. Laws MD, Ladislau Steiner MD, Ph.D
    CNS (Oral), Boston, 2005

  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Hemangioblastomas
    Jay Jagannathan MD, Jason P. Sheehan MD, Ph.D; Ladislau Steiner MD, Ph.D
    CNS (Poster), Boston, 2005

  • Gamma Knife Surgery for Pediatric Pituitary Adenomas
    Jay Jagannathan MD, Jason P. Sheehan MD, Ph.D, Mary Lee Vance, M.D., Edward R. Laws MD, Ladislau Steiner MD, Ph.D
    CNS (Oral), Boston, 2005
    Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias Meeting (Oral), Greebriar VA (2005)

  • Gamma Knife Surgery for Recurrent or Residual Pituitary Adenomas in Cushing’s Disease
    Jay Jagannathan, M.D., Jason P. Sheehan M.D., Ph.D., Mary Lee Vance M.D.,
    Edward R. Laws, M.D., Ladislau Steiner, M.D., Ph.D.
    12th Annual Lars Leksell Gamma Knife Society Meeting (Oral). Vienna, Austria 2004
    Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias Meeting (Oral), Greenbrier VA 2004
    AANS (Oral), New Orleans 2005

  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Patients's with Recurrent or Residual ACTH-secreting adenomas after Adrenalectomy
Jayant Jagannathan,MD, Jason Sheehan,MD PhD, Aaron Dumont,MD, Matei Stroila,PhD, Edward R. Laws,MD, Ladislau Steiner,MD PhD
    CNS (Poster), San Francisco 2004

  • Adenosine-Induced Asystole for the Treatment of a Basilar Tip Aneurysm following the Failure of Temporary Clipping 
    B. Ellegala,MD, Jay Jagannathan,MD, Peter Heppner,MD, Jason Sheehan,MD PhD, Edward Nemergut,MD, Edward Mee,MD.
    AANS (Poster), Tampa 2004

  • Equine Trauma: The University of Virginia Experience
    Paul T. Boulos,MD, Dilantha Ellegala,MD, Jay Jagannathan,MD, John A. Jane,MD PhD
    AANS (Poster),Tampa 2004

  • Receptors for APO2L/TRAIL Expressed in Malignant Human Gliomas
    Jay Jagannathan, BS, Qiang Wang MS., Lawrence S. Chin, MD
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)-Tumor Satellite Conference (Poster), San Francisco 2000.
    National Student Research Forum (Oral), Galveston, TX 2001. Honorable Mention
       - One of two Medical Students selected for fully funded trip.
  • Long-term survival following Gamma Knife radiosurgery for brain tumors
    Jay Jaganathan, BS, Josh Petit, BS, Richard Hudes, MD, Lawrence S. Chin, MD
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS, Poster), San Diego 2001
  • TRAIL death receptor (DR5) induces apoptosis in glioma cell lines
    Jay Jaganathan, B.S., Josh Petit, B.S., Qiang Wang, M.S., Lawrence S. Chin, MD
    AANS (Poster), Toronto, 2001
    3rd Place Medical Student Research Day (Oral), May 2000
    Neurosurgical Grand Rounds (Oral), University of Virginia School of Medicine, July 2002
  • Factors related to recurrence of tumors following Gamma Knife radiosurgery
    Jay Jaganathan, B.S., David Shepard, Ph.D., Steven DiBiase, MD, Lawrence S. Chin, MD
    AANS (Poster), Toronto, 2001
  • Intramedullary Tumors of The Spinal Cord
    Neurosurgical Grand Rounds (Oral), University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


  • Synthes Craniofacial Award (April, 2008, American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

  • Hydrocephalus Award (December, 2007, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatrics)

  • Elekta Clinical Fellowship in Radiosurgery (July 2007, Elekta Corp)

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (July 2003)

  • Crutchfield Gage Thompson Award (Best Resident Paper, Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias)

  • Intramural Research Training Award (National Institutes of Health, 1999)

  • Benjamin Cruickshanks Award (1999)

He has also served on Congress of Neurological Surgery Scientific Program Committee and currently is one of only a few neurosurgeons representing Michigan at in the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies.

Leadership Experience (Medicine)

  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors Executive Committee
    (May 2007-). Young Neurosurgeons Chairman.

  • AANS/CNS Young Neurosurgeons Committee
    (April 2007)- Co-Director, Course for Medical Students and Junior Residents
    (August 2005- ). Marshalls Committee Vice Chair.

  • CNS Membership Committee
    (August 2006-August 2007). Committee for membership initiatives of the congress of neurological surgeons.

  • Council of State Neurological Societies
    (Febuary 2006-Febuary 2007). Resident delegate on joint section committee on socioeconomics in neurosurgery.

  • University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore MD.
    Year III/IV Curriculum Committee Representative (1999-2001):
    Third year representative to the committee that oversees the curriculum for clinical and pre-clinical years.

  • Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD
    Student Reviewer (Winter and Spring 2001): Reviewed and edited editions of USMLE
    Step I preparatory materials, including High Yield Histology, Patient Encounters: Pediatrics (CD-ROM), and Medrevu.com online USMLE Step I simulator for worldwide medical publishing company.

  • University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore MD.
    Peer Tutor: Tutored Neurology board review courses for 1st and 2nd year Medical Students.
  • National Youth Leadership Forum, Washington DC
    Coordinator (Summer 2000): Organized Medical School Tours and Speakers for High School Students considering medical careers.
  • Spastics Society of India, Madras, India
    Volunteer (Summer 1996)
    Helped teach children suffering from cerebral palsy basic motor tasks.

Leadership Experience (Medicine)

  • Futures Industries Institute (FII), Washington DC
    Data Analyst/Computer Programmer (Dec. 1997-Feb. 1999). Organized and helped maintain databases using Visual Basic/Visual dBase for investment company in Washington D.C.
  • Webmaster
    Have helped create web pages for FII, The GW Hatchet (student newspaper of GW), and the George Mason University Indian Students Association.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), (1997-1999)
    Activities Chair. Helped Organize Engineers Week 1998 and Peer Tutoring Program. Gave several talks to students on web-page design using HTML.

Professional Affiliations

Beckers Spine Review - Spine Surgeons to Know Detroit Hour Magazine Top Doc

  • American Associastion of Neurological Surgeons (Member)

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (Member)

  • American College of Surgeons (Member)

  • American Medical Association (Member)

  • Medical Society of the Virginias

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • Maryland Medical and Chirurgical Society

  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

  • Tau Beta Pi

  • Golden Key National Honor Society

  • National Honors Society

Patient Testimonials

"I have had 2 separate surgeries with Dr. Jagannathan, and he was great with both. The staff is amazing! I'm in better shape now then before. I will definitely make the 6 hour trip when the time comes for my next surgery."

- TammySteve

"He has done my Lumbar and Cervical... he is one Doctor that TRULY cares before and after the surgeries."

- Ed

"Dr. Jagannathan did a TLIF/Cage/Fusion and I came out of the hospital feeling much better than when I went it. He does excellent work."

- Connie

We are affiliated with these Hospital Systems

Garden City Hospital MidMichigan Health System Michigan Surgical Hospital Helen Newberry Joy Hospital