Ajay  Chatrath, MD, PhD

Ajay Chatrath, MD, PhD

PGY2 Resident

MD, PhD University of Virginia School of Medicine

MS, Johns Hopkins University

Hometown: Bourbonnais, IL

I chose WashU because it is an extremely well-rounded program that I felt would set me up well to pursue a career as a neurosurgeon-scientist. The program and faculty emphasize the development of technical operative skills, clinical knowledge outside of the operating room, and curiosity to advance the field forward with many of our faculty members running their own labs in addition to operating. 

Dr. Chatrath

Clinical & research interests

  • Neurosurgical Oncology 
  • Skull Base Surgery 
  • Cancer Genomics and Personalized Medicine 


Cancer Genomics Cloud Collaborative Project Support Grant (2018-2019) 

Honors & awards

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia, 2020 
  • Spirit of the Billiken Award Recipient, Saint Louis University, 2016