Sandeep Mittal, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Professor, Neurosurgery and Oncology
Dr. Mittal is Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Wayne State University, and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at the Detroit Medical Center and Karmanos Cancer Institute. Dr. Mittal received his medical and master of surgery degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 1997. He completed neurosurgery residency training and a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Neurobiology at the renowned Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University in 2004. He subsequently completed a clinical fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute, followed by a second subspecialty fellowship in Neuro-Oncological Surgery and Image-Guided Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mittal joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Wayne State University in 2006. He is board certified by both the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
Vicki Diaz, MSN, PhD
Associate Program Director, Neurosurgery Residency
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Dr. Vicki Diaz is an Associate Professor and the Associate Program Director in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master of Science degree in Nursing with specialization in Adult Health.
She is licensed as an advanced practice nurse in Michigan and Florida, and has worked as a neurosurgical nurse practitioner. She also completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in Educational Media and Instructional Design from the University of Florida. Dr. Diaz has worked in academic neurosurgery and graduate medical education for several years, primarily with the neurosurgery residency training program at Wayne State University.