Welcoming New Faculty – Nakul Raykar, MD, MPH

Please join us in welcoming Nakul Raykar, MD, MPH, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Nakul Raykar, MD, MPH
Associate Surgeon, Division of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care

Dr. Raykar graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in ceramic and materials engineering. He received his medical degree from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School and an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed his general surgery residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship from the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. Most recently, he completed a trauma/critical care medicine, acute care surgery and global health surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

He is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. Dr. Raykar’s research interests include access safe blood transfusion, trauma systems development and surgical systems strengthening in low-resource settings.

Welcoming New Faculty – Kavitha Ranganathan, MD

Please join us in welcoming Kavitha Ranganathan, MD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Kavitha Ranganathan, MD
Associate Surgeon, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Ranganathan is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in general reconstructive and craniofacial surgery. She graduated from Northwestern University, where she also obtained her medical degree at the Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Michigan. During her training, she also completed a two-year research fellowship funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She subsequently completed her fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Dr. Ranganathan’s clinical interests include craniofacial reconstruction, facial trauma care, secondary burn reconstruction, gender surgery and general plastic surgery. Her research focuses on increasing access to care in resource-limited environments and addressing the burden of catastrophic expenditures in low- and middle-income countries. At the Brigham, she will also be assuming the role of director of Craniofacial Reconstruction.

Welcoming New Faculty – Kathy Golbarg Niknejad, MD

Please join us in welcoming Kathy Golbarg Niknejad, MD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Kathy Golbarg Niknejad, MD
Associate Surgeon, Division of Urology

Dr. Niknejad graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in biology. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed the Harvard Urologic Surgery Residency Program at the Brigham, where she was also a staff surgeon for five years.

Before returning to the Brigham, Dr. Niknejad worked at Atrius Health as the chief of Urology and was a member of the board of trustees. She also worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, where she was the medical director of Surgical Specialties for four years.

Dr. Niknejad is board certified in urology. She is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Society of Women in Urology (SWIU).

Dr. Niknejad’s clinical and research interests include kidney stones, benign prostatic hypertrophy, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, elevated PSA and active surveillance of prostate cancer, urinary incontinence, hematuria, recurrent urinary tract infections and overactive bladder.