School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Faculty Profile

Sandra Narayanan, MD, FAHA, FANA
Title
Associate Professor
Phone
(877) 486-7978
Biography

Dr. Sandra Narayanan is a graduate of the six-year Honors Program in Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine. She has completed a neurology residency at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, a vascular neurology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a three-year fellowship in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. She also is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and the American Neurological Association.

During the course of her training, Dr. Narayanan has gained experience in the clinical evaluation and care of acute stroke patients and their rehabilitation, intensive care monitoring of neurological and neurosurgical patients, and the interpretation of a wide array of noninvasive neuroimaging.

Dr. Narayanan has further specialized in minimally invasive neuroendovascular procedures to coil intracranial aneurysms and treat acute stroke. Dr. Narayanan also embolizes arteriovenous malformations, fistulas, and tumors, and stent narrowed cranial/cervical vessels. She is skilled in performing diagnostic and interventional cerebral/spinal angiography in adult and pediatric patients alike.

 

Interests
  • 3D rotational angiography
  • Acute stroke treatment
  • Adult/pediatric cerebral and spinal angiography
  • Balloon test occlusion
  • Brain and spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) embolization
  • Carotid angioplasty & stenting
  • Dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF) embolization
  • Embolization for epistaxis
  • Endovascular coil embolization and flow diversion of intracranial aneurysms
  • Epidural blood patch
  • Fluoroscopy-guided lumbar and C1-2 punctures
  • Inferior petrosal sinus sampling
  • Intracranial angioplasty & stenting
  • Intraoperative angiography
  • Intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Myelography
  • Percutaneous sclerotherapy of head and neck malformations
  • Pre-operative tumor embolization
  • Vasospasm treatment
  • Vertebroplasty
  • WADA testing 
Links of Interest

Dr. Narayanan's CV

Dr. Narayanan was recently interviewed by the Detroit News, regarding stroke treatment. You may find this article here

Videos of Interest:

Residency

2002-2005
Neurology
University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, Florida
 

Fellowships

2005-2006
Vascular Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

2006-2007
Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia

2007-2009
Interventional Neuroradiology
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia
 

Medical Education

1997-2001
MD
University of Miami, School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
 

Undergraduate Education

1995-1997 BS, Biology, cum laude Six-Year Honors Program in Medicine
University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida

Clinics

 Dr. Narayanan sees patients at the following locations: