Dr. Ajay Bindal graduated top in his class from high school here in Houston. He was admitted directly into medical school, allowing him to skip two years of college. This is why Dr. Ajay Bindal has the distinction of being one of the few neurosurgeons in the country to start his practice at age 29. He was selected to the Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, in his junior year of medical school (instead of his senior year) due to exceptional performance. He graduated with "Distinction" from medical school.

Dr. Ajay Bindal obtained his neurosurgery training from the prestigious Mayfield Clinic. He published a number of original articles in basic science and clinical neurosurgery that have changed the way neurosurgeons practice today. He has presented original research work to national and international meetings on topics ranging from brain tumors to congenital anomalies. He did basic science and clinical research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Education: 

Ajay K. Bindal, MD

High School:

Alief Hastings High School, Graduated Valedictorian, 1984 

Undergraduate Degree:

Honors Program in Medical Education
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1988 

Medical Degree:

Graduated with Distinction 
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, 1990

General Surgery Internship:

Department of Surgery
University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1990-1991

Resident in Neurosurgery:

University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1991-1996

Research:

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Academic Appointments and Teaching Experience:

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical School Houston,

Department of Neurological Surgery 
AANS Oral Exam Board Certification Course, since 1999.

Board Certification:

American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Professional Organizations & Societies:

Alpha Omega Alpha
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Harris County Medical Society
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Memorial Hermann Hospital Leadership Committees:

Medical Executive Committee (2005-2007, 2012-2015)
Operating Room Committee (2005-2007)
Trauma Committee (2005-2007)
Bylaws Committee (2007) 
Clinical Outcomes Review Committee (2009-2013) 
Physician Operating Council Committee (2011-2015) 
Clinical Programs Committee (2010-2015) 
Credentials Committee (2011- 2015) 
Joint Quality Review Committee (2012-2014) 

Chair Positions:

Chief, Neurosurgery Section (2004-2007, 2012-2014)
Vice Chief, Neurosurgery Section (1999-2000, 2010-2011)
Chair, Clinical Outcomes Committee (2012)

Hospital Affiliations:

Publications:

  1. Bindal AK, Storrs BB, McLone DG:  Occipital meningoceles in the Dandy-Walker syndrome.  Neurosurgery 28:844-847, 1991.

  2. Bindal AK, Storrs BB, McLone DG:  Management of the Dandy-Walker syndrome.  Pediatric Neurosurg 16:163-169, 1991

  3. Britt PM, Bindal AK, Balko G, Yeh HS:  Lipoma of the cerebral cortex.  ActaNeurochirurgica (Wien) 121:88-92, 1993

  4. Yamamoto M, Sawaya R, Mohanam S, Bindal AK, Bruner JM, Oka K, Rao VH, Tomonaga M, Nicolson GL, Rao JS:  Expression and localization of urokinase-type plasminogen activator 1 in human astrocytomas in vivo. Cancer Res 54:3656-3661, July 1994.

  5. Bindal AK, Hammoud M, Sawaya R, Rao JS:  Prognostic significance of proteolytic enzymes in human brain tumors. J Neurooncol 22:101-110, 1994.

  6. Bindal AK, Bindal RK, van Loveren HR, Sawaya R:  Management of intracranial plasmacytoma.  J Neurosurg 83:218-221, 1995.

  7. Bindal AK, Dunsker SB, Tew J Jr:  Chiari I malformation:  Classification and management.  Neurosurgery 37:1067-1074, 1995.

  8. Bindal AK, Tew J Jr:  Surgical Management of the Chiari I malformation.  Crit Rev Neurosurg 5:1-6, 1995

  9. Bindal AK, Melin-Aldama H, Blisard KS, Warnick RE:  Primary T-cell lymphoma of the brain in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome:  Case report.  J Neurooncol (In press).

  10. Bindal AK, Bindal RK, Hess KR, Hassenbusch SJ, Shi WM, Shiu A, Maor M, Sawaya R:  Surgery versus radiosurgery in the treatment of brain metastasis. J Neurosurg 84:748-754, 1996.

  11. Rao JS, Yamamoto M, Bindal AK, Shi W, Wu SZ, Sawaya R:  The fibrinolytic system in human brain tumors:  Association with pathophysiological conditions of malignant brain tumors. In:  Paul L. Kornblith (ed): Advances in Neuro-Oncology. Vol. 2. (In press).

  12. Bindal AK, Bindal RK, Hess KR, Hassenbusch SJ, Shi WM, Shiu A, Maor M, Sawaya R:  Surgery versus radiosurgery in the treatment of brain metastasis. J Neurosurg 84:Collections, October 2011, Volume 15, Issue 4.

Presentations:

  1. Bindal AK, Dunsker SB, Bindal RK, Hess KR, Shiu A, Maor M, Sawaya R:  Surgery versus radiosurgery in the treatment of brain metastasis.  Ohio State Neurosurgical Society.  Nov 19, 1994.

  2. Bindal AK, Bindal RK, Hess KR, Shiu A, Maor M, Sawaya R:  Surgery versus radiosurgery in the treatment of brain metastasis.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Scientific Session V.  April 24, 1995.

  3. Bindal AK, Bindal RK, Hess KR, Shiu A, Maor M, Sawaya R:  Radiosurgery in the treatment of brain metastasis.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Poster Presentation. April 22-29, 1995.

  4. Bindal AK, Bindal RK, Hess KR, Shiu A, Maor M, Sawaya R:  Surgery versus radiosurgery in the treatment of brain metastasis.  Society of Surgical Oncology, Oral Presentation. March 23, 1995.

  5. Bindal AK, Hammoud M, Sawaya R, Rao JS:  Prognostic significance of proteolytic enzymes in human brain tumors.  Brain Tumor Research Committee, Cincinnati OH, Oral Presentation.  May 9, 1995.

  6. Bindal RK, Bindal AK, Hess KR, Sawaya R: Surgery vs. Radiosurgery for brain metastasis. Presented to American College of Surgeons, Nashville, TN, May 4, 1996. 

  7. Bindal RK, Bindal AK, Hess KR, Sawaya R: Recurrence after surgery for brain metastasis. Presented to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO,  April 1997.

Letters to the Editor:

  1. Bindal RK, Bindal AK, Hess KR: Survival after radiosurgery for brain metastasis. metastasis International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 36:523, 1996.

Book Chapters:

  1.  Bindal RK, Bindal AK, Sawaya R: Treatment of brain metastasis.  In Bland KI, 
    Daly JM, CP Karkouris (eds): Surgical Oncology: Contemporary Principles and Practice.  McGraw-Hill, pp 1113-1124, 2001.

Journal Review Articles 

  1. Sawaya R, Ligon BL, Bindal RK, Bindal AK, Hess KR: Surgical Treatment of metastatic brain tumors.  Journal of Neurooncology, 27:269-277, 1996.

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