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.

Welcoming New Faculty – Geoffrey Anderson, MD, MPH

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

Geoffrey Anderson, MD, MPH
Associate Surgeon, Division of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care

Dr. Anderson graduated from Duke University with a BS in biology and religion. He obtained an MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and his medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a trauma and critical care fellowship at the University of Southern California Medical Center.

Dr. Anderson is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. He is a member of various professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Excelsior Surgical Society and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST).

He previously served in the Air Force as a flight surgeon and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, where his main role was to evacuate casualties from the battlefield on rotary and fixed wing aircraft. He also assisted in the ER and OR during numerous mass casualty events and assisted with the H1N1 outbreak in Afghanistan.

Dr. Anderson’s clinical and research interests include global surgery, the social determinants of traumatic diseases, implementation science and surgical education.