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Jay Jagannathan, MD, FAANS
Jagannathan Neurosurgery
Troy, MI

About Jay Jagannathan, MD, FAANS

Dr. Jagannathan is a nationally recognized, board-certified neurosurgeon and President of a multi-specialty group with a key focus on utilizing the latest minimally invasive techniques to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Jagannathan received his medical degree from the University of Maryland and completed neurosurgical training at the University of Virginia and Wayne State University. He completed fellowships in oncology at the National Institutes for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, and in spine surgery and radiosurgery at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Jagannathan has offices throughout Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula. He has a special interest in delivery of neurosurgical care to patients irrespective of location and demographic factors. He has been named a “Top Doc” by Hour Detroit Magazine, and a ‘Spine Surgeon Leader to Know.’ He has published numerous papers and book chapters,and has spoken at various national and international spine meetings and courses.


  • MD – University of Maryland
  • Neurosurgical Training – University of Virginia and Wayne State University
  • Fellowship – National Institutes for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (National Institutes of Health), Oncology
  • Fellowship – University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Spine Surgery, Radiosurgery

Areas of Specialization

  • Spinal Surgery
  • Cranial Surgery
  • Oncology




Yen CP, Jain S, Haq IU, Jagannathan J, Schlesinger D, Sheehan J, Steiner L. Repeat Gamma Knife surgery for incompletely obliterated cerebral arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurgery. 2010 Jul;67(1):55-64; discussion 64.

Jagannathan J, Bourne TD, Schlesinger D, Yen CP, Shaffrey ME, Laws ER Jr, Sheehan JP. Clinical and pathological characteristics of brain metastasis resected after failed radiosurgery. Neurosurgery. 2010 Jan;66(1):208-17.

Jagannathan J, Sherman JH, Szabo T, Shaffrey CI, Jane JA. The posterior cervical foraminotomy in the treatment of cervical disc/osteophyte disease: a single-surgeon experience with a minimum of 5 years' clinical and radiographic follow-up. J Neurosurg: Spine, Apr, 110(6)345-366.

Jagannathan J, Vates GE, Pouratian N, Sheehan JP, Patrie J, Grady MS, Jane JA. Impact of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education work-hour regulations on neurosurgical resident education and productivity. J Neurosurg. 2009 May;110(5):820-7.

Jagannathan J, Sansur CA, Oskouian RJ Jr, Fu KM, Shaffrey CI. Radiographic restoration of lumbar alignment after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Neurosurgery. 2009, May;64(5):955-63; discussion 963-4.

Pouratian N, Crowley RW, Sherman JH, Jagannathan J, Sheehan JP. Gamma Knife radiosurgery after radiation therapy as an adjunctive treatment for glioblastoma. J Neurooncol. 2009 Sep;94(3):409-18. Epub 2009 Mar 29.

Sheehan J, Sherman J, Cifarelli C, Jagannathan J, Dassoulas K, Olson C, Rainey J, Han S. Effect of trans sodium crocetinate on brain tumor oxgenation. J Neurosurg. 2009 Aug;111(2):226-9.

Jagannathan J, Smith R, Devroom HL, Vortmeyer AO, Stratakis CA, Nieman LK, Oldfield EH.  Outcome of using the histological pseudocapsule as a surgical capsule in Cushing disease. J Neurosurg. 2009 Mar 6.

Jagannathan J, Sanghvi NT, Crum LA, Yen CP, Medel R, Dumont AS, Sheehan JP, Steiner L, Jolesz F, Kassell NF.Sanghvi NT, Crum LA, Yen CP, Medel R, Dumont AS, Sheehan JP, Steiner L, Jolesz F, Kassell NF. High-intensity focused ultrasound surgery of the brain: part 1--A historical perspective with modern applications. Neurosurgery. 2009 Feb;64(2):201-10; discussion 210-1.

Arlet V, Orndorff DG, Jagannathan J, Dumont A. Reverse and pseudoreverse cortical sign in thoracolumbar burst fracture: radiologic description and distinction--a propos of three cases. Eur Spine J. 2009 Feb;18(2):282-7. Epub 2008 Dec 12.

Jagannathan J, Chankaew E, Urban P, Dumont AS, Sansur CA, Kern J, Peeler B, Elias WJ, Shen F, Shaffrey ME, Whitehill R, Arlet V, Shaffrey CI. Cosmetic and functional outcomes following paramedian and anterolateral retroperitoneal access in anterior lumbar spine surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Nov;9(5):454-65.

Jagannathan J, Anton T, Baweja H, Kleiner DE, Peeler B, Arlet V. Evaluation and management of abdominal lymphoceles after anterior lumbar spine surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Oct 15;33(22):E852-7. Review.

Jagannathan J, Okonkwo DO, Yeoh HK, Dumont AS, Saulle D, Haizlip J, Barth JT, Jane JA Sr, Jane JA Jr. Long-term outcomes and prognostic factors in pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury and elevated intracranial pressure. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Oct;2(4):240-9.

Jagannathan J, Walbridge S, Butman J, Oldfield EH, Lonser RR. Effect of ependymal and pial surfaces on convection-enhanced delivery. J Neurosurg. 2008 Sep;109(3):547-52.

Li J, Okamoto H, Yin C, Jagannathan J, Takizawa J, Aoki S, Gläsker S, Rushing EJ, Vortmeyer AO, Oldfield EH, Yamanaka R, Zhuang Z. Proteomic characterization of primary diffuse large B-cell lymphomas in the central nervous system. J Neurosurg. 2008 Sep;109(3):536-46.

Pouratian N, Mut M, Jagannathan J, Lopes MB, Shaffrey ME, Schiff D. Low-grade gliomas in older patients: a retrospective analysis of prognostic factors. J Neurooncol. 2008 Aug 6.

Jagannathan J., Sheehan JP., Pouratien N., Laws ER Jr., Steiner L., Vance ML. Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Acromegaly: Outcomes after failed transsphenoidal surgery. Neurosurgery. 2008 Jun; 62(6)1262-1270.

Jagannathan J, Kanter AS, Olson C, Sherman JH,  Laws ER Jr, Sheehan JP. Applications of radiotherapy and radiosurgery in the management of pediatric Cushing's disease: a review of the literature and our experience. J Neurooncol. 2008 Jun 21.

Jagannathan J, Shaffrey CI, Oskouian RJ, Dumont AS, Herrold C, Sansur CA, Jane JA. Radiographic and clinical outcomes following single-level anterior cervical discectomy and allograft fusion without plate placement or cervical collar. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 May;8(5):420-8.

Jagannathan J , Lonser RR, Smith R, Devroom HL, Oldfield EH. Surgical management of cerebellar hemangioblastomas in patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease. J Neurosurg. 2008 Feb;108(2):210-22.

Sansur CA, Fu KG, Oskouian RJ, Jagannathan J, Kuntz C, Shaffrey CI. Surgical management of global sagittal deformity in ankylosing spondylitis. Neurosurgical Focus, January 2008 Volume 24, Number 1

Pouratian N, Asthagiri AR, Jagannathan J, Shaffrey ME, Schiff DA. The role of surgery in the management of low-grade gliomas. Nature Clinical Practice Neurology. 2007 Nov.

Jagannathan J, Sheehan JP, Jane JA Jr. Evaluation and management of Cushing syndrome in cases of negative sellar magnetic resonance imaging. Neurosurg Focus. 2007 Sep;23(3):1-7.

Liu X, Mazanek P, Dam V, Wang Q, Zhao H, Guo R, Jagannathan J, Cnaan A, Maris JM, Hogarty MD. Deregulated Wnt/beta-catenin program in high-risk neuroblastomas without MYCN amplification. Oncogene. 2007 Aug 27.

Jagannathan J, Lonser RR, Butman J, Vortmeyer, A, Zalewski C, Brewer, C, Oldfield EH, Kim HJ. Endolymphatic Sac tumor demonstrated by intralabyrinthine hemorrhage. J Neurosurg. 2007 Aug: 108(1)159-164.

Mosse YP, Diskin SJ, Wasserman N, Rinaldi K, Attiyeh EF, Cole K, Jagannathan J, Bhambhani K, Winter C, Maris JM. Neuroblastomas have distinct genomic DNA profiles that predict clinical phenotype and regional gene expression. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2007 Oct;46(10):936-49.

Jagannathan J, Okonkwo DO, Prevedello, DM, Kanter AS, Laws, ER. Anterior skull base tumors associated with arachnoid diverticula: A Case Series. Neurosurgery. 2007 Jul;61(1):E172-3; discussion E173.

Prevedello, DM, Doglietto F, Jagannathan, J, Han J, Jane, JA Jr., Laws, ER. History of Endoscopic skull base surgery: Evolution and current reality. J Neurosurg. 2007 Jul;107(1):206-13.

Jagannathan J, Sheehan, JP, Pouratian N, Laws ER, Steiner LS, Vance ML. Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Cushing’s Disease. J Neurosurg. 2007 Jun;106(6):980-7.

Pouratian N, Prevedello DM, Jagannathan J, Lopes MB, Vance ML, Laws ER Jr. Outcomes and management of patients with Cushing's disease without pathological confirmation of tumor resection after transsphenoidal surgery. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Jun 26.

Jagannathan J, Lonser RR, Stanger RA, Butman JA, Vortmeyer AO, Zalewski CK, Brewer C, Surowicz C, Kim HJ. Cochlear Implantation for Hearing Loss Associated With Bilateral Endolymphatic Sac Tumors in von Hippel-Lindau Disease. Otology/Neurotology 2007 Apr 26.

Jagannathan J, Okonkwo DO, Dumont AS, Bahari, A, Ahmed, H, Jane JA Sr. , Jane JA Jr. Outcome from Decompressive Craniectomy in Severe Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: A 10-year Single Center Experience with Long Term Follow-up. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2007 Apr;106(4 Suppl):268-75.

Jagannathan J, Sherman JH, Mehta GU, Chin LS. Radiobiology of Brain Metastases: Applications in stereotactic radiosurgery. Neurosurgical Focus, 2007, Mar:22(3) E4.

Heppner PA, Ellegala DB, Robertson N, Nemergut E, Jaganathan J, Mee E. Basilar tip aneurysm - adenosine induced asystole for the treatment of a basilar tip aneurysm following failure of temporary clipping. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2007 May;149(5):517-21. Epub 2007 Mar 19.

Mut M., Shaffrey ME, Bourne TD, Jagannathan J, Shaffrey, CI. Unusual presentation of an adult intramedullary spinal teratoma with diplomyelia. Surg Neurol. 2007 Feb;67(2):190-4.

Jagannathan, J, Dumont AS, Prevedello DM, Shaffrey CI, Jane JA Jr. Cervical spine injuries in pediatric athletes: mechanisms and management. Neurosurg Focus. 2006 Oct 15;21(4):E6.

Pouratian N, Sheehan, JP, Jagannathan J, Laws ER, Steiner LS, Vance ML. Gamma knife radiosurgery for medically and surgically refractory prolactinomas. Neurosurgery. 2006 Aug;59(2):255-66; discussion 255-66.

Jagannathan J, Dumont AS, Prevedello DM; Jane, JA, Laws ER. Frameless Stereotaxy in Transsphenoidal Surgery: A Single Institution Review of 178 Cases. Neurosurg Focus 2006, Feb: 20(7) E3.

Sheehan, JP, Jagannathan J, Pouratian NP, Steiner L. Stereotactic radiosurgery for pituitary adenomas: a review of the literature and our experience. Front Horm Res. 2006;34:185-205.

Jane JA Jr, Han J, Prevedello DM, Jagannathan J, Dumont AS, Laws ER Jr. Perspectives on endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery. Neurosurg Focus. 2005 Dec 15;19(6):E2.

Prevedello DM, Jagannathan J, Jane JA Jr, Lopes MB, Laws ER Jr. Relevance of high Ki-67 in pituitary adenomas. Case report and review of the literature. Neurosurg Focus. 2005 Nov 15;19(5):E11.

Dumont AS, Jagannathan J, Jane JA Jr: Pituitary Tumors in Children, In: Tonn J-C, Westphal M, Rutka JT, Grossman SA (eds). Neuro-Oncology of CNS Tumors. Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2006, pp 499-504.

Laws ER, Sheehan JP, Sheehan JM, Jagannathan J, Jane, Jr. JA, Oskouian RJ. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Pituitary Adenomas: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 69 (1-3): 257-272, August, 2004

Jagannathan J, Petit JH, Hudes R, Chin LS. Long-term Survival following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for brain tumors. Am J Clin Oncol. 2004 Oct;27(5):441-4.

Jagannathan J, Petit JH, Lazio BE, Chin LS. Malignant Human Gliomas Express Receptors for APO2L/TRAIL. Neurosurgical Focus, September 2002.

Abstracts and Presentations

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

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

Cosmetic and Funcitonal Outcomes Following Paramedian and Lateral Retroperitoneal Approaches to the Spine. Jay Jagannathan, MD, Vincent Arlet, MD, Chris Shaffrey, MD 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, MD, David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD., Aaron S. Dumont, MD, John A. Jane Sr., MD, PhD, John A. Jane Jr., MD 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, MD, John A. Jane Jr., MD North American Skull Base Society (Oral), May 2007.

Utilization of a histologic pseudocapsule in the surgical treatment of Cushing’s Disease. Jay Jagannathan, MD, Edward H. Oldfield, MD 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, PhD. 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, PhD, 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, PhD, Edward R. Laws MD, Ladislau Steiner MD, PhD. CNS (Oral), Boston, 2005.

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

Gamma Knife Surgery for Pediatric Pituitary Adenomas. Jay Jagannathan MD, Jason P. Sheehan MD, PhD, Mary Lee Vance, MD, Edward R. Laws MD, Ladislau Steiner MD, PhD. 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, MD, Jason P. Sheehan MD, PhD., Mary Lee Vance MD, Edward R. Laws, MD, Ladislau Steiner, MD, PhD. 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 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 Dilantha 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, BS., Josh Petit, BS., 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, BS, David Shepard, PhD., 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.

Articles Written by Jay Jagannathan, MD, FAANS

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