Vashisht Sekar

Vashisht Sekar, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Florida

Department: Neurosurgery – Jacksonville
Business Phone: (904) 244-3950
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About Vashisht Sekar

Vashisht Sekar, M.B.B.S.,(M.D), DHMSA, MRCSEd Ph.D., FRCSEd(Neuro.Surg) is a University of Florida Assistant Professor of neurosurgery and a neurosurgeon at UF Health in Jacksonville. Dr. Sekar received his medical degree from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India. He completed a residency in neurological surgery at Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and holds a Ph.D. in cardiovascular medicine from the University of Manchester in Manchester, United Kingdom. He is a diplomate of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries (London) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (the oldest Surgical College in the world). He was an Instructor in Neurosurgery at Stanford University in Neurosurgical Oncology and Radiosurgery (2021-2022) and in Neurosurgical Trauma and Spine Surgery (2022-2023)

Boards and Advisory Roles: 2022-present: Section Editor Spine-World Neurosurgery 2022-present: Section Editor Radiosurgery- World Neurosurgery 2022- present: Editorial Board: International Journal of Neurosurgery 2021- present: Reviewer: Frontiers in Oncology, New England Journal of Medicine 2018- present: Reviewer: World Neurosurgery, New England Journal of Medicine, Frontiers in Oncology, Cureus, Frontiers in Neurosciences 2018-2021: Northern Ireland Representative, World Spinal Column Society 2015-2021: Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK Trainee representative 1999-01: Volunteer, National Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme ,India 2009: Volunteer: Alzheimer’s Society, Manchester, UK 2010: Volunteer: Nexus Art café, Manchester, UK

Memberships of Professional Organizations:

2009-present: Society of British Neurosurgeons 2016-present: European Association of Neurosurgical Societies 2020-present: Society of Neuro-Oncology 2022-present: Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK 2018-present: World Spinal Column Society 2021-present: American Association of Neurosurgeons 2021-present: Congress of Neurosurgeons 2021-present: Society for Radiosurgery 2022-present: Radiosurgery Society 2022-present: North American Spine Society

Honors and Awards 2020: Codman Travel Award 2010: Shortlisted for the Roger Croton Surgical Prize paper. 2010: Henri Moussally Award for Best Lecture 2009/10 2010: Manchester Leadership Award 2009: Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Scholarship 2007: Alzheimer’s Society Research Fellowship- 2007- 10 2007: British Renal Society Scholarship prize 2007 for Best Paper 2007:AMGEN- Travel Bursary for travel to Denver 2007: British Journal of Surgery Prize for ‘Best Paper’ at the Vascular Society of Great Britain Conference- Manchester 2007- Shortlisted 2007: British Journal of Surgery Prize for ‘Best Paper’ at the Vascular Society of Great Britain Conference- Edinburgh – Shortlisted 2007: Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s Hospital travel award-2007 2006-2008:Manchester Surgical Research Trust- Research Fellowship Distinction achieved in the following subjects: Kasturba Medical College Manipal 1999: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry 2000: Pathology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine 2001: ENT, Ophthalmology, Community Medicine 2002: Internal Medicine, Surgery Prizes in Pathology (1999), Neurosurgery (2000), Paediatrics (2002)

Additional Positions:
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
2023 – Current · University of Florida

Clinical Profile

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery


Neurological Surgery Training
2021 · Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ph.D., Cardiovascular Medicine
2010 · University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
2004 · Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Contact Details

(904) 244-3950
Business Street:
655 W 8TH ST