Arya Nabavi was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1966. Before graduating from the German High School in 1985, he spent a year as an exchange student with AFS in Plymouth Massachusetts. After finishing Medical School at the Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, he commenced his neurosugrical residency. From 1998 to 2000, he was a Research Fellow in surgery at Harvard Medical School at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass, USA, supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Harvard Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery. His project was a joint effort of the Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology with the Surgical Planning Laboratory and the AI-Lab at the MIT on Image-Guided Therapy, in particular the analysis of intraoperative deformations, brain shift, as well as the integration of computer-assisted navigation into an intraoperative MRI Unit. Returning to Germany, he finished his residency and became a staff member and in 2004 an associate Professor and the Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital in Kiel. In a joint (General Surgery, Cardiosurgery, Radiology, and Neurosurgery) research grant (BMBF), an MRI was acquired (2005), which is used for intraoperative imaging during neurosurgical procedures. In 2009, he received an M.S. degree in hospital management (MaHM). His major research interests are in image-guided surgery, computer-assisted diagnostics, and planing in neurooncology. He is in charge with the Neurooncological Outpatient Clinic of the Department of Neurosurgery. He has expertise in pediatric, vacular neurosurgery, skull base surgery, and spinal surgery (degenrative and traumatic lesions as well as neoplasias). His main clinical interests lie in neurooncology and neoplasias affecting the nervous system.
Biography Updated on 20 October 2009