Andrew Nataraj


Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Surgery Dept
(780) 407-7179
2D3.75 Mackenzie Health Science Centre
8440 - 112 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2B7


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Dr. Nataraj completed medical school in 1999 at the University of Saskatchewan.  He undertook residency training at the University of Toronto from 1999-2005, under the mentorship of program director Dr. M.C Wallace and chairman Dr. J.T.Rutka.  During the 4th year of his residency, Dr. Nataraj also studied clinical trial design and mathematical modelling of neural tissues in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom under the mentorship of Professor David Mendelow.

After the completion of neurosurgical residency, Dr. Nataraj went on to do a fellowship in complex spine surgery at the University of Miami and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.  He then took a faculty position in neurosurgery at the University of Alberta in 2006, where he is currently a clinical professor.  In 2016, he completed a M.Sc in Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Nataraj’s clinical interests are in general neurosurgery and complex spine surgery.  He is the site chief of neurosurgery at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, and is the fellowship director for the complex spine program.  He maintains an active role in the Canadian Spine Society.  From a research perspective, Dr. Nataraj’s interests lie in informatics, multi-centre registry studies (particularly the Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network), and is a co-investigator in several multi-centre randomized clinical trials.

Featured Publications

Wang S., Hebert J.J., Abraham E., Vandewint A., Bigney E., Richardson E., El-Mughayyar D., Attabib N., Wedderkopp N., Kingwell S., Soroceanu A., Weber M.H., Hall H., Finkelstein J., Bailey C.S., Thomas K., Nataraj A., Paquet J., Johnson M.G., Fisher C., Rampersaud Y.R., Dea N., Small C., Manson N.

Scientific Reports. 2022 December; 12 (1) 10.1038/s41598-022-15169-8

Alnaghmoosh N., Urquhart J., Raj R., Abraham E., Jacobs B., Phan P., Johnson M., Paquet J., Nataraj A., McIntosh G., Fisher C.G., Rampersaud Y.R., Manson N., Hall H., Rasoulinejad P., Bailey C.S.

Global Spine Journal. 2022 October; 12 (8):1667-1675 10.1177/2192568220985471

Cushnie D., Soroceanu A., Stratton A., Dea N., Finkelstein J., Bailey C.S., Weber M.H., Paquet J., Glennie A., Hall H., Rampersaud R., Ahn H., Kelly A., Christie S., Nataraj A., Johnson M., Abraham E., Attabib N., Fisher C., Manson N., Thomas K.

Spine Journal. 2022 October; 22 (10):1700-1707 10.1016/j.spinee.2022.05.012

J Neurosurg Spine. 2022 September; 10.3171/2022.7.SPINE22592

Rampersaud Y.R., Canizares M., Perruccio A.V., Abraham E., Bailey C.S., Christie S.D., Evaniew N., Finkelstein J.A., Glennie R.A., Johnson M.G., Nataraj A., Paquet J., Phan P., Weber M.H., Thomas K., Manson N., Hall H., Fisher C.G.

Neurosurgery. 2022 July; 91 (1):173-181 10.1227/neu.0000000000001981

Charest-Morin R., Bailey C.S., McIntosh G., Rampersaud Y.R., Jacobs W.B., Cadotte D.W., Paquet J., Hall H., Weber M.H., Johnson M.G., Nataraj A., Attabib N., Manson N., Phan P., Christie S.D., Thomas K.C., Fisher C.G., Dea N.

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2022 May; 37 (4):547-555 10.3171/2022.3.SPINE211529

Romagna A., Wilson J.R., Jacobs W.B., Johnson M.G., Bailey C.S., Christie S., Paquet J., Nataraj A., Cadotte D.W., Manson N., Hall H., Thomas K.C., Schwartz C., Rampersaud Y.R., McIntosh G., Fisher C.G., Dea N.

Global Spine Journal. 2022 May; 12 (4):573-578 10.1177/2192568220958669

Charalampidis A., Canizares M., Kalsi P.S., Hung Wu P., Johnson M., Soroceanu A., Nataraj A., Glennie A., Rasoulinejad P., Attabib N., Hall H., Fisher C., Thomas K., Rampersaud Y.R.

Spine Journal. 2022 April; 22 (4):578-586 10.1016/j.spinee.2021.10.008

Evaniew N., Charest-Morin R., Jacobs W.B., Johnson M., Bailey C.S., Christie S., Paquet J., Nataraj A., Cadotte D.W., Wilson J.R., Craig M., Xu M., Manson N., Hall H., Thomas K.C., Rampersaud Y.R., McIntosh G., Fisher C.G., Dea N.

Spine. 2022 March; 47 (5):E177-E186 10.1097/BRS.0000000000004296

Singh S., Ailon T., McIntosh G., Dea N., Paquet J., Abraham E., Bailey C.S., Weber M.H., Johnson M.G., Nataraj A., Andrew Glennie R., Attabib N., Kelly A., Hall H., Raja Rampersaud Y., Manson N., Phan P., Thomas K., Fisher C.G., Charest-Morin R.

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2022 February; 36 (2):168-176 10.3171/2021.2.SPINE202051

Singh S., McIntosh G., Dea N., Hall H., Paquet J., Abraham E., Bailey C.S., Weber M.H., Johnson M.G., Nataraj A., Glennie R.A., Attabib N., Kelly A., Rampersaud Y.R., Manson N., Phan P., Rachevitz M., Thomas K., Fisher C., Charest-Morin R.

Global Spine Journal. 2022 January; 10.1177/21925682221109558

Banaszek D., Mcintosh G., Charest-Morin R., Abraham E., Manson N., Johnson M.G., Bailey C.S., Rampersaud Y.R., Glennie R.A., Paquet J., Nataraj A., Weber M., Christie S., Attabib N., Soroceanu A., Kelly A., Hall H., Thomas K., Fisher C., Dea N.

Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2022 January; 10.1017/cjn.2022.259

Iorio-Morin C., Fisher C.G., Abraham E., Nataraj A., Attabib N., Paquet J., Hogan T.G., Bailey C.S., Ahn H., Johnson M., Richardson E.A., McIntosh G., Manson N., Thomas K., Rampersaud Y.R., Hall H., Dea N.

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2021 December; 35 (6):715-721 10.3171/2021.2.SPINE201625

Karim S.M., Cadotte D.W., Wilson J.R., Kwon B.K., Jacobs W.B., Johnson M.G., Paquet J., Bailey C.S., Christie S.D., Nataraj A., Attabib N., Phan P., McIntosh G., Hall H., Rampersaud Y.R., Manson N., Thomas K.C., Fisher C.G., Dea N.

Neurosurgery. 2021 November; 89 (5):844-851 10.1093/neuros/nyab295

Inculet C., Urquhart J.C., Rasoulinejad P., Hall H., Fisher C., Attabib N., Thomas K., Ahn H., Johnson M., Glennie A., Nataraj A., Christie S.D., Stratton A., Yee A., Manson N., Paquet J., Rampersaud Y.R., Bailey C.S.

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2021 September; 35 (3):299-307 10.3171/2020.11.SPINE201261

Glennie R.A., Canizares M., Perruccio A.V., Abraham E., Nicholls F., Nataraj A., Phan P., Attabib N., Johnson M.G., Richardson E., McIntosh G., Ahn H., Fisher C.G., Manson N., Thomas K., Rampersaud Y.R.

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2021 July; 35 (1):34-41 10.3171/2020.11.SPINE201490

Patel M., Au K., Davis F.G., Easaw J.C., Mehta V., Broad R., Chow M.M.C., Hockley A., Kaderali Z., Magro E., Nataraj A., Scholtes F., Chagnon M., Gevry G., Raymond J., Darsaut T.E.

American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials. 2021 June; 44 (6):258-263 10.1097/COC.0000000000000812

Chan V., Nataraj A., Bailey C., Abraham E., Soroceanu A., Johnson M., Paquet J., Christie S., Stratton A., Hall H., Manson N., Rampersaud Y.R., Thomas K., Fisher C.

Clinical Spine Surgery. 2021 February; 34 (1):E13-E18 10.1097/BSD.0000000000001003

Nathoo N., Naik S., Rempel J., Gibon E., Bouloussa H., Nataraj A., Makus K.

Practical Neurology. 2021 February; 21 (1):71-72 10.1136/practneurol-2020-002657

Ayling O.G.S., Ailon T., Street J.T., Dea N., McIntosh G., Abraham E., Bradly Jacobs W., Soroceanu A., Johnson M.G., Paquet J., Rasoulinejad P., Phan P., Yee A., Christie S., Nataraj A., Andrew Glennie R., Hall H., Manson N., Raja Rampersaud Y., Thomas K., Fisher C.G.

Neurosurgery. 2021 February; 88 (2):420-427 10.1093/neuros/nyaa427