Dr. Aneela Darbar is a U.S. board-certified Neurosurgeon with 14 years of experience in dealing with complex brain and spine diseases. After graduation she completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in Neurosciences, followed by Neurosurgery residency training at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Syracuse. Following this, she completed a fellowship in minimally invasive cranial surgery in Sydney, Australia. Her second fellowship was in open skull base and vascular disease in the USA. Before joining King’s College Hospital, she served as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Saint Louis University Hospital, Missouri. In her career to date, she has performed over 2500 surgeries and procedures on the brain and spine. She has a special interest in performing minimally invasive brain surgery via smaller incisions and using an endoscope. Now she is a leading Neurosurgeon in Dubai and visiting faculty at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. Her principal interest is to find novel ways to use endoscopes for brain pathologies and she has authored 5 book chapters and numerous peer-reviewed publications. She has received the Teaching and Humanitarian award at SUNY Syracuse, and the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Dow Graduate Association.
Dr. Aneela is an avid speaker at Local and International conferences and has given more than 100 talks on Neurosurgery and on Women Empowerment, including a TedX talk about Brain mapping during complex brain tumor resections. She is the founding Chair of the Women in Neurosurgery (WIN) in Pakistan and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of WIN for the Asian Congress of Neurosurgeons.