Nandakumar Nagaraja

Nandakumar Nagaraja M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

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About Nandakumar Nagaraja

Nandakumar Nagaraja, MD, is an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences in Bangalore, India. He moved to the United States to pursue his passion for neurology and neuroscience. He completed his masters degree in neuroscience at the College of Staten Island /City University of New York. He did his preliminary intern year at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in New York, and then completed his neurology residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, where he earned a Resident of the Year award in his last year.

Dr. Nagaraja completed his vascular neurology fellowship at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health. He was a Specialized Programs of Translational Research in Acute Stroke, or SPOTRIAS, stroke fellow at NINDS for two years. Before coming to UF, Dr. Nagaraja worked at the University of Iowa as a clinical assistant professor of neurology for three years. He was also a NIH StrokeNet Fellow for one year. 

Dr. Nagaraja has participated in several clinical trials in stroke since the time of starting his stroke fellowship. He has written blogs for the journal Stroke and authored several articles that are primarily focused on stroke. He has contributed as a stroke outcomes adjudicator for the studies funded by NHLBI and the FDA. He is board certified in neurology and vascular neurology. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Vascular Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

  • Neurology
Areas of Interest
  • Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm in the brain
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Stroke risk factors and prevention
  • Transient ischemic attack


August 2017ACTIVE
Phase 2 Study of Allogeneic Umbilical Cord Blood Infusion for Adults with Ischemic Stroke – CoBIS 2
DUKE UNIV MEDICAL CTR · Principal Investigator


Fellowship – Vascular Neurology
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Residency – Neurology
Wayne State University
Internship – Internal Medicine
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences