Anand Germanwala, MD

Neurological Surgery

Otolaryngology
Associate Professor
Residency Program Director, Neurological Surgery

Languages Spoken

English, Gujarati,German-not fluent

Clinical Expertise

  • Acoustic Tumors
  • Aneurysms
  • Brain Hemorrhage (Bleeding)
  • Brain Tumors

About Dr. Germanwala

Interests
Family Time;Family/Friends;Exercise;Football;Tennis;Travel

Medical Education

Medical School
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Residency
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Neurological Surgery
Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Endovascular Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals - Endovascular Neurosurgery

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Research

  • Antibiotic prophylaxis and infection prevention for endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery: Our protocol results, and review of the literature, Johans, S. J.; Burkett, D. J.; Swong, K. N.; Patel, C. R.; Germanwala, A. V., Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • Cranial Base Meningiomas Prabhu, V. C.; Melian, E.; Germanwala, A. V.; Solanki, A. A.; Borys, E.; Barton, K.; Anderson, D. E., World neurosurgery
  • First insight into the somatic mutation burden of neurofibromatosis type 2-associated grade I and grade II meningiomas: a case report comprehensive genomic study of two cranial meningiomas with vastly different clinical presentation Dewan, R.; Pemov, A.; Dutra, A. S.; Pak, E. D.; Edwards, N. A.; Ray-Chaudhury, A.; Hansen, N. F.; Chandrasekharappa, S. C.; Mullikin, J. C.; Asthagiri, A. R.; NISC Comparative Sequencing Program; Heiss, J. D.; Stewart, D. R.; Germanwala, A. V., BMC CANCER
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  • Impact of Operating Room Environment on Postoperative Central Nervous System Infection in a Resource-Limited Neurosurgical Center in South Asia Chidambaram, S.; Vasudevan, M. C.; Nair, M. N.; Joyce, C.; Germanwala, A. V., World neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery concepts: Key perspectives on endoscopic versus microscopic resection for pituitary adenomas surgical decision-making in tuberculum sellae meningiomas, optic nerve mobilization during resection of craniopharyngiomas, and evaluation of headache and quality of life after endoscopic transphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas, Germanwala, A. V.; Hofler, R.; Lagman, C.; Chung, L. K.; Khalessi, A. A.; Zada, G.; Smith, Z. A.; Dahdaleh, N. S.; Bohnen, A. M.; Cho, J. M.; Colen, C. B.; Duckworth, E.; Kan, P.; Lam, S.; Kim, C. Y.; Li, G.; Lim, M.; Sherman, J. H.; Wang, V. Y.; Yang, I., Surgical neurology international
  • Neurosurgery concepts: Key perspectives on imaging characteristics of spinal metastases surgery for low back pain, anesthesia for disc surgery, and laminectomy versus laminectomy and fusion for lumbar spondylolisthesis, Lagman, C.; Chung, L. K.; Macyszyn, L.; Choy, W.; Smith, Z. A.; Dahdaleh, N. S.; Bohnen, A. M.; Cho, J. M.; Colen, C. B.; Duckworth, E.; Germanwala, A. V.; Kan, P.; Khalessi, A. A.; Kim, C. Y.; Lam, S.; Li, G.; Lim, M.; Sherman, J. H.; Wang, V. Y.; Zada, G.; Yang, I., Surgical neurology international
  • Neurosurgery concepts: Key perspectives on imaging characteristics of spinal metastases surgery for low back pain, anesthesia for disc surgery, and laminectomy versus laminectomy and fusion for lumbar spondylolisthesis, Lagman, C.; Chung, L. K.; Macyszyn, L.; Choy, W.; Smith, Z. A.; Dahdaleh, N. S.; Bohnen, A. M.; Cho, J. M.; Colen, C. B.; Duckworth, E.; Germanwala, A. V.; Kan, P.; Khalessi, A. A.; Kim, C. Y.; Lam, S.; Li, G.; Lim, M.; Sherman, J. H.; Wang, V. Y.; Zada, G.; Yang, I., Surgical neurology international
  • Key perspectives on stenting of symptomatic vertebral artery stenosis resident involvement in neurosurgery, antithrombotic therapy following sellar and parasellar tumor resection, and radiosurgery for vestibular schwannomas, Kan, P.; Bohnen, A.; Germanwala, A. V.; Pelargos, P.; Choy, W.; Yang, I.; Smith, Z. A., Surgical neurology international
  • Key perspectives on Woven EndoBridge device for wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms endoscopic endonasal clipping of intracranial aneurysms, retrosigmoid versus translabyrinthine approaches for acoustic neuromas, and impact of local intraoperative steroid administration on postoperative dysphagia following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, Srinivasan, V. M.; Kan, P.; Germanwala, A. V.; Pelargos, P.; Bohnen, A.; Choy, W.; Yang, I.; Smith, Z. A., Surgical neurology international
  • Malignant cerebral edema following cranioplasty Hassaneen, W.; Germanwala, A.; Tsimpas, A., Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • Neurosurgery concepts: Key perspectives on intrathecal fluorescein for detecting intraoperative cerebrospinal fluid leak during endoscopic endonasal surgery spinal intraarterial chemotherapy, oligoastrocytoma classification by in situ molecular genetics, and prenatal myelomeningocele closure and the need for cerebrospinal fluid shunt placement, Germanwala, A. V.; Choy, W.; Sherman, J. H.; Lam, S.; Yang, I.; Smith, Z. A., Surgical neurology international
  • Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery at a VA Hospital Jones, M.; Johans, S.; Ziegler, A.; Welch, K. C.; Patadia, M. O.; Patel, C. R.; Germanwala, A. V., JAMA surgery
  • Tumors displaying hybrid schwannoma and neurofibroma features in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 Montgomery, B. K.; Alimchandani, M.; Mehta, G. U.; Dewan, R.; Nesvick, C. L.; Miettinen, M.; Heiss, J. D.; Asthagiri, A. R.; Quezado, M.; Germanwala, A. V., CLINICAL NEUROPATHOLOGY
  • Activation of hypoxia signaling induces phenotypic transformation of glioma cells: implications for bevacizumab antiangiogenic therapy Xu, H.; Rahimpour, S.; Nesvick, C. L.; Zhang, X.; Ma, J.; Zhang, M.; Zhang, G.; Wang, L.; Yang, C.; Hong, C. S.; Germanwala, A. V.; Elder, J. B.; Ray-Chaudhury, A.; Yao, Y.; Gilbert, M. R.; Lonser, R. R.; Heiss, J. D.; Brady, R. O.; Mao, Y.; Qin, J.; Zhuang, Z., Oncotarget
  • Analysis of vestibular schwannoma size: A literature review on consistency with measurement techniques Li, D.; Tsimpas, A.; Germanwala, A. V., CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY
  • Key perspectives on donepezil following brain irradiation sacroiliac joint fusion, indocyanine green fluorescence endoscope in endonasal transsphenoidal surgery, postconcussion syndrome in young athletes, Li, G.; Dahdaleh, N. S.; Germanwala, A. V.; Lam, S.; Choy, W.; Smith, Z. A.; Yang, I., Surgical neurology international
  • Neurosurgery concepts: Key perspectives on embolectomy for stroke with emergent large vessel occlusion (MR CLEAN) endonasal endoscopic craniopharyngioma resection, gamma knife radiosurgery for meningiomas, therapeutic hypothermia for severe traumatic brain injury, Kan, P.; Duckworth, E.; Germanwala, A. V.; Pelargos, P.; Cho, J. M.; Choy, W.; Smith, Z. A.; Yang, I., Surgical neurology international
  • Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation Presenting with Kernohan's Notch Dibble, C. F.; Wemhoff, M. P.; Ibrahim, T.; Sasaki-Adams, D.; Solander, S.; Germanwala, A. V., Case reports in neurological medicine
  • Spontaneous regression of intracranial aneurysm following remote ruptured aneurysm treatment with pipeline stent assisted coiling Tsimpas, A.; Ashley, W. W.; Germanwala, A. V., BMJ case reports
  • The endonasal approach for treatment of cerebral aneurysms: A critical review of the literature Heiferman, D. M.; Somasundaram, A.; Alvarado, A. J.; Zanation, A. M.; Pittman, A. L.; Germanwala, A. V., CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY
  • Beyond the nasoseptal flap: outcomes and pearls with secondary flaps in endoscopic endonasal skull base reconstruction Patel, M. R.; Taylor, R. J.; Hackman, T. G.; Germanwala, A. V.; Sasaki-Adams, D.; Ewend, M. G.; Zanation, A. M., The Laryngoscope
  • De novo VHL germline mutation detected in a patient with mild clinical phenotype of von Hippel-Lindau disease Ding, X.; Zhang, C.; Frerich, J. M.; Germanwala, A.; Yang, C.; Lonser, R. R.; Mao, Y.; Zhuang, Z.; Zhang, M., Journal of neurosurgery
  • Endoscopic endonasal approaches to infratemporal fossa tumors: a classification system and case series Taylor, R. J.; Patel, M. R.; Wheless, S. A.; McKinney, K. A.; Stadler, M. E.; Sasaki-Adams, D.; Ewend, M. G.; Germanwala, A. V.; Zanation, A. M., The Laryngoscope
  • Endoscopic endonasal transclival approaches: case series and outcomes for different clival regions Little, R. E.; Taylor, R. J.; Miller, J. D.; Ambrose, E. C.; Germanwala, A. V.; Sasaki-Adams, D. M.; Ewend, M. G.; Zanation, A. M., Journal of neurological surgery.Part B, Skull base
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for Resection of Infundibular Granular Cell Tumor: Case Report and Literature Review Orning, J. L.; Trembath, D. G.; Zanation, A. M.; Germanwala, A. V., Journal of case reports in medicine
  • Hyperostotic Esthesioneuroblastoma Ramanathan, M., Jr; Germanwala, A. V., Journal of case reports in medicine
  • Percutaneous spinal fixation simulation with virtual reality and haptics Luciano, C. J.; Banerjee, P. P.; Sorenson, J. M.; Foley, K. T.; Ansari, S. A.; Rizzi, S.; Germanwala, A. V.; Kranzler, L.; Chittiboina, P.; Roitberg, B. Z., Neurosurgery
  • A controlled laboratory and clinical evaluation of a three-dimensional endoscope for endonasal sinus and skull base surgery Shah, R. N.; Leight, W. D.; Patel, M. R.; Surowitz, J. B.; Wong, Y. T.; Wheless, S. A.; Germanwala, A. V.; Zanation, A. M., American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
  • Endoscopic endonasal approach for clipping of ruptured and unruptured paraclinoid cerebral aneurysms: case report Germanwala, A. V.; Zanation, A. M., Neurosurgery
  • Management of postoperative complications of skull base surgery Singh, A.; Germanwala, A. V., Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Nasoseptal "rescue" flap: a novel modification of the nasoseptal flap technique for pituitary surgery Rivera-Serrano, C. M.; Snyderman, C. H.; Gardner, P.; Prevedello, D.; Wheless, S.; Kassam, A. B.; Carrau, R. L.; Germanwala, A.; Zanation, A., The Laryngoscope
  • Nasoseptal flap closure of traumatic cerebrospinal fluid leaks Wheless, S. A.; McKinney, K. A.; Carrau, R. L.; Snyderman, C. H.; Kassam, A. B.; Germanwala, A. V.; Zanation, A. M., Skull base : official journal of North American Skull Base Society ...[et al.]
  • Anatomical considerations for endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery in pediatric patients Tatreau, J. R.; Patel, M. R.; Shah, R. N.; McKinney, K. A.; Wheless, S. A.; Senior, B. A.; Ewend, M. G.; Germanwala, A. V.; Ebert, C. S., Jr; Zanation, A. M., The Laryngoscope
  • Contralateral acute subdural hematoma after surgical evacuation of acute subdural hematoma Tomycz, N. D.; Germanwala, A. V.; Walter, K. A., The Journal of trauma
  • How to choose? Endoscopic skull base reconstructive options and limitations Patel, M. R.; Stadler, M. E.; Snyderman, C. H.; Carrau, R. L.; Kassam, A. B.; Germanwala, A. V.; Gardner, P.; Zanation, A. M., Skull base : official journal of North American Skull Base Society ...[et al.]
  • Hydrocephalus after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage Germanwala, A. V.; Huang, J.; Tamargo, R. J., Neurosurgery clinics of North America
  • Pericranial flap for endoscopic anterior skull-base reconstruction: clinical outcomes and radioanatomic analysis of preoperative planning Patel, M. R.; Shah, R. N.; Snyderman, C. H.; Carrau, R. L.; Germanwala, A. V.; Kassam, A. B.; Zanation, A. M., Neurosurgery
  • Seeing the light: endoscopic endonasal intraconal orbital tumor surgery McKinney, K. A.; Snyderman, C. H.; Carrau, R. L.; Germanwala, A. V.; Prevedello, D. M.; Stefko, S. T.; Gardner, P.; Kassam, A. B.; Wheless, S. A.; Zanation, A. M., Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Simple technique for intraoperative angiographic localization of small vascular lesions Germanwala, A. V.; Thai, Q. A.; Pradilla, G.; Tamargo, R. J., Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopic pedicled nasoseptal flap reconstruction for pediatric skull base defects Shah, R. N.; Surowitz, J. B.; Patel, M. R.; Huang, B. Y.; Snyderman, C. H.; Carrau, R. L.; Kassam, A. B.; Germanwala, A. V.; Zanation, A. M., The Laryngoscope
  • Nasoseptal flap reconstruction of high flow intraoperative cerebral spinal fluid leaks during endoscopic skull base surgery Zanation, A. M.; Carrau, R. L.; Snyderman, C. H.; Germanwala, A. V.; Gardner, P. A.; Prevedello, D. M.; Kassam, A. B., American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
  • Boost Gamma Knife surgery during multimodality management of adult medulloblastoma Germanwala, A. V.; Mai, J. C.; Tomycz, N. D.; Niranjan, A.; Flickinger, J. C.; Kondziolka, D.; Lunsford, L. D., Journal of neurosurgery
  • Dual origin extracranial vertebral artery: case report and embryology Thomas, A. J.; Germanwala, A. V.; Vora, N.; Prevedello, D. M.; Jovin, T.; Kassam, A.; Horowitz, M., Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
  • Ethylenevinylalcohol copolymer (Onyx-18) used in endovascular treatment of vein of Galen malformation Germanwala, A. V.; Vora, N. A.; Thomas, A. J.; Jovin, T.; Gologorsky, Y.; Horowitz, M. B., Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Microsurgical clipping and endovascular coiling of intracranial aneurysms: a critical review of the literature Raja, P. V.; Huang, J.; Germanwala, A. V.; Gailloud, P.; Murphy, K. P.; Tamargo, R. J., Neurosurgery
  • Retrieval of a displaced detachable coil and intracranial stent with an L5 Merci Retriever during endovascular embolization of an intracranial aneurysm Vora, N.; Thomas, A.; Germanwala, A.; Jovin, T.; Horowitz, M., Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
  • Endovascular management of a traumatic ophthalmic artery aneurysm Vora, N. A.; Germanwala, A. V.; Thomas, A. J.; Horowitz, M. B.; Jovin, T. G., The Journal of trauma
  • Combination Kyphoplasty and Spinal Radiosurgery: A new treatment paradigm for pathologic compression fractures Gerszten PC, Germanwala AV, Burton SA, Welch WC, Ozhasoglu C, Vogel WJ., Neurosurgical Focus
  • Combination kyphoplasty and spinal radiosurgery: a new treatment paradigm for pathological fractures Gerszten, P. C.; Germanwala, A.; Burton, S. A.; Welch, W. C.; Ozhasoglu, C.; Vogel, W. J., Journal of neurosurgery.Spine
  • October 2003: a 59-year-old woman with sudden onset of diplopia. Listerial rhombencephalitis Medina-Flores, R.; Germanwala, A.; Molina, J. T.; Meltzer, C. C.; Wiley, C. A., Brain pathology (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Brain metastases treated with radiosurgery alone: an alternative to whole brain radiotherapy? Hasegawa, T.; Kondziolka, D.; Flickinger, J. C.; Germanwala, A.; Lunsford, L. D., Neurosurgery
  • Hardware-related complications after placement of thalamic deep brain stimulator systems Kondziolka, D.; Whiting, D.; Germanwala, A.; Oh, M., Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
  • Multi-modality therapy leads to longer survival in primary central nervous system lymphoma patients Singhal, D.; Witham, T. F.; Germanwala, A.; Flickinger, J. C.; Schiff, D.; Kondziolka, D., The Canadian journal of neurological sciences.Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques