Dr. Mazda Turel is a general practice neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of diseases of the brain and spine and advocates an approach to neurosurgery that is both balanced and aggressive. Born in 1981, Mazda was ordained a priest in the Zoroastrian faith in 1992. He completed his degree in medicine (MBBS) from Grant Medical College and Sir JJ groups of Hospitals in Mumbai, and went on to pursue a MCh degree in Neurosurgery from the prestigious Christian Medical College in Vellore, India.
He was awarded the Jacob Chandy Gold Medal at his graduation; a distinction that has only been conferred previously to four other recipients since its institution 35 years ago.
His prolific clinical research has garnered several academic accolades both nationally and internationally and has resulted in numerous publications in esteemed scientific journals.
After completing his residency he visited several departments of neurosurgery across the world and earned a Diploma in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery from Beijing, China. He then went onto complete a fellowship in skull base surgery and neuro-oncology at the illustrious Toronto Western Hospital and another fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery at the Rush University in Chicago after which he crossed continents to travel to Shanghai to specialize in cerebro-vascular surgery, with an emphasis on arterial bypasses in the brain.