Mayur Sharma
MCh (Master of General and Neurosurgery)

Assistant Professor


Dr. Sharma is splitting his time between Southdale Hospital (Edina, MN) and St. John’s (Maplewood, MN) where he will have a general neurosurgery and brain tumor practice. At the U of M, he will dedicate his clinical efforts to awake craniotomies for brain tumors, intraoperative MRI-guided resections, laser interstitial thermal therapy for brain tumors, Gamma knife radiosurgery, complex skull base tumors/pathologies, and spine tumors (intradural and extradural). “I’m looking forward to offering the best possible care to the Minneapolis community and to Minnesota as a whole,” he said.

The U of M is attractive to Dr. Sharma for several reasons. “I always wanted to come back to an academic setting, where there are so many opportunities to focus on innovation,” he said. “The U’s Medical Device Innovation Program and close collaboration among specialties makes it unique. I also had the opportunity to work with Department Head Dr. Clark Chen on a few projects when I was at the Cleveland Clinic. His unparalleled leadership and unbridled enthusiasm inspired me to want to work with him.”


  • MBBS, Seth GSMC & KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
  • General Surgery, MS, Seth GSMC & KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
  • Neurosurgery, MCh, GMC and Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai, India
  • Fellowship, Skull base/Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
  • Fellowship, Stereotactic and Functional neurosurgery, Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Fellowship, Neurosurgical Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
  • Fellowship, Degenerative, Minimally Invasive, and Spine Oncology, University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, Kentucky

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Society of Neuro-oncology
  • Associate Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • CNS Resident committee
  • Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons



Research Summary

With an extensive background in research, Dr. Sharma’s efforts at the U will focus on defining best practices in clinical practice and on health economics using administrative databases. “I will also work on brain tumor and outcome-based research,” he said. “My goal is to make surgery safer and faster.” Dr. Sharma has made dozens of oral and poster presentations throughout the world, as well as authoring more than 160 journal articles and providing editorial support for several medical journals. He has also contributed to several book chapters.

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Clinical Summary

Brain tumor surgeries (glioma and complex skull base), awake craniotomies, laser interstitial thermal therapy, Gamma knife, spinal tumors, general spine and neurosurgery.



Administrative Contact

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