Dr. Aneela Darbar is currently Medical Director/Head of Neurosciences/Sr. Consultant Neurosurgery at Mukhtar A. Sheikh Hospital, Multan.
She is a fromer Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. She is a Diplomate American Board of Neurosurgery and was a former faculty at the Saint Louis University, Missouri. She is the first US trained female neurosurgeon of Pakistan.
She graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan and then completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in Neurosciences, followed by Neurosurgery residency training at State University of New York (SUNY) at Syracuse. Her next challenge was to work with the renowned endoscopic neurosurgeon, Dr. Charlie Teo in Sydney, Australia and completed a fellowship in minimally invasive cranial surgery.
She also completed a second fellowship in open skull base and vascular disease with internationally acclaimed neurosurgeon, Dr. Saleem Abdulrauf. Her principal interest is to find novel ways to use endoscope for brain tumor resection and has authored three book chapters and several publications on this topic. She was also a teaching faculty for the surgical anatomy courses for senior neurosurgery residents, medical students and high school students in the US and continues to teach endoscopic and skull base courses in Pakistan and abroad. She has received the teaching and humanitarian award at SUNY Syracuse and Outstanding Young Alumnus Award by Dow Graduate Association of North America.
She is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Walter Dandy Neurosurgical society and American Association of Neurosurgeons. She also pioneered the Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) chapter within the Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons (PSNS) and is an avid speaker at local and national conferences on women empowerment. She spends her spare time volunteering at charity clinics for the poor and underserved people of Karachi.
Cadaver Hands-on Workshop on Skull Base Surgery. Endoscopy, Navigation and Robotics. University of Freiburg, Germany.
1st Dandy Division of Skull Base Surgery meeting/Hands-on Skull Base Course. Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplatsy Training Course. Medtronic, Kyphon Product’s Division-Peabody, MA.
Advanced Endoscopic Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery Course by Theodor Schwartz & Vijay Anand. Synthes Anspach Medical Education Center Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
The 4Th World Congress on Cerebral Revascularization and the 11th Annual hands-on course on Micro anastomosis and EC-IC bypass techniques, Saint Louis University
Skull Base Workshop by Dr. Albert Rhoton. Medtronic’s Midas Rex Institute Fort Worth, TX.
Neuroendoscopy seminar for residents Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Endoscopic Techniques in Neurosurgery course by Dr. Charles Teo. The Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ
Intracranial Endoscopy course Dr. Mark Souweidane. The Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course completed.
Teaching and Humanitarian Award
State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Syracuse
Endoscopic Approaches to Skull Base Lesions, Ventricular Tumors and Cysts. Nancy McLaughlin, Daniel M. Prevedello, Daniel Kelly, Ricardo L. Carrau, Amin B Kassam, Scott D.Wait, Charles Teo, Aneela Darbar, Sheri K. Palejwala. Principles of Neurological Surgery, 3rd Edition, Elsevier-Saunders.
The Eyebrow Supraorbital Craniotomy: A Less Invasive Approach to Lesions of the Anterior Cranial Fossa Parasellar Region and Ventral Brainstem Little, A.S., Gore, P., Darbar, A., Teo, C. Cranial, Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery, Springer-Verlag Italia.
Use of Pre-operative Apparent Diffusion Co-efficient (ADC) to predict brain tumor grade.
Aneela Darbar, Muhammad Waqas, Syed Faaiz Enam, Shaikh D. Mahmood.
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Secondary to Intracranial Mass: A Case Series.
Abdul Basit Ansari1, Noman Lateef1, Abubakar Tauseef1, Aneela Darbar2*
International Journal of Neurology and Brain Disorders
Mini-craniotomy under local anesthesia for chronic subdural hematoma: An effective choice for elderly and for patients in a resource strained environment.
Shaikh Danish Mahmood, Muhammad Waqas, Mirza Zain Baig, Aneela Darbar
World Neurosurgery Volume 106, Pages 676–679, Oct 2017
Multidisciplinary approach to the prenatal diagnosis and Post natal management of a large suprasellar arachnoid cyst: A case report.
Omar Irfan, Heera Nand Rathore, Sarfraz Karim, Shabina Ariff, Aneela Darbar
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association Vol. 67, No. 5, May 2017
Pediatric external ventricular drains: Experience from a tertiary care hospital of a developing country.
Abbas Qalab, Rayaan Asad, Mahnaz hakeem, Maria Ahmed, Haque Anwer, Aneela Darbar
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association Vol. 66, No. 10 (suppl. 3),October 2016
The Value of Endoscopy in the total resection of Pineocytomas.
Morgan Broggi, Aneela Darbar, Charles Teo & Giovanni Broggi
Neurosurgery 67(3 Suppl Operative) 159-65
The management of completely resected childhood intracranial ependymoma: the argument for Observation only
Little A.S., Sheean T., Manoharan R., Darbar A., Teo C.
Childs Nerve Syst 25(3): 281-184
Aneela Darbar, Peter D. Kim, Igor Yusupov, Satish Krishnamurthy.
Use of Grotenhuis perforator in endoscopic third ventriculostomy and cyst fenestration
Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery 51: 126-129
Aneela Darbar, Richard T. Stevens, Adnan H. Siddiqui, James S. McCasland, Charles J. Hodge.
Pharmacological modulation of cortical plasticity following kainic acid lesion in rat barrel Cortex
J. Neurosurgery 109(1):108-116
Brian V. Nahed, Aneela Darbar, Robert Doiron, Ali Saad, Caroline D. Robson, Edward R. Smith Acute Hydrocephalus secondary to obstruction of the foramen of Monro and cerebral aqueduct
Caused by a choroid plexus cyst in the lateral ventricle
J. Neurosurgery 107 (3): 236-239.
Stefania Morbidini-Gaffney, Chung-Taik Chung, Tracy Erin Alpert, Nancy Newman, Seung Shin Hahn, Hemangini Shah, Lisa Mitchell, Daniel Bassano, Aneela Darbar, Saeed Bajwa, Charles J. Hodge. Doses greater than 85 Gy and two isocenters in gamma Knife surgery for trigeminal Neuralgia:Updated Results.
J. Neurosurgery (Suppl) 105: 107-111.
Aneela Darbar, Satish Krishnamurthy, James W. Holsapple, Charles J. Hodge.
Ventral Thoracic Spinal cord Herniation: Frequently misdiagnosed entity.
Spine 31 (17): E600-E605.
Aneela Darbar, M.D. Nutritional requirements in Severe Head Injury
Nutrition 17 (1):71-72.
A. Vania Apkarian, Aneela Darbar, Beth R. Krauss, Petricia Gelnar and Nikolaus Szeveryni Differentiating Cortical Areas related to Pain perception from stimulus identification: Temporal analysis of fMRI activations in a painful thermal task.
J. Neurophysiology 81:2956-63.
Pakistan Society of Neurological Surgeons
Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA)
only Committee member for the International Division (ID) of Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons.