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Steven D. Ham, D.O.

Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Schotanus Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Education and Training:

  • University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, 1978
  • Wayne State University, Residency in Neurosurgery, 1988
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery, 1989


  • American Osteopathic Board of Neurological Surgery, 1995

Clinical Interests: Hydrocephalus and complex shunt systems, Neural Tube defects, Spina Bifida, Spasticity, Spinal cord injury, Brain Injury.

Research Interests: Hydrocephalus

Professional Memberships: American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons, and Hydrocephalus Association.

Dr. Ham was voted “Top Docs” in Detroit Hour Magazine 2002-2008.    back to top

Sandeep Sood, M.D.

Associate Professor Neurosurgery

Training and Education:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, MBBS 1984
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery Residency, 1989
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, M.Ch., Neurosurgery, 1990
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Fellowship Pediatric Neurosurgery, 1992
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital, Fellowship in Neurotrauma, 1993

Clinical Interests:

  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Brain Tumors
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Chiari Malformation and Syringomelia
  • Spina Bifida and Tethered Cord
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery for Craniosynostosis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Moya Moya Disease

Professional Memberships: American Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, American Medical Association, Michigan Medical Association, Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons, Wayne State Medical Society, International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Hydrocephalus Association.

Dr. Sood was voted on the "Best Docs" list from 2002-2008 as well as the “Top Docs” list in Detroit Hour Magazine 2002-2008.     back to top

Abilash Haridas, M.D.

Abilash Haridas is a pediatric neurosurgeon specializing in Pediatric and Cerebrovascular neurosurgery. After completion of medical school, he went on to post-graduate training in General Surgery at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. He switched career paths to Neurosurgery and spent a year at Harvard University as he transitioned into Neurosurgery. In 2006, he joined the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital Neurosurgery Residency program in New York City, under the direction of Dr. Kalmon Post and Dr. Joshua Bederson. Following residency he travelled to Chicago in 2011 for a Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Northwestern University under the direction of Dr. Tadanori Tomita. In 2012 he completed an additional Cerebrovascular Fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago with Dr. Fady Charbel, specializing in complex cerebral bypass and aneurysm surgeries. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Wayne State University and Children’s Hospital of Michigan, bringing his rare expertise in pediatric cerebrovascular diseases.

Education and Training:

  • Mount Sinai Hospital, Residency in Neurosurgery, 2011
  • Lurie Children's Hospital - NWU, Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2012
  • University of Illinois - Chicago, Fellowship in Cerebrovascular, 2013

Clinical Interests: General Pediatric Neurosurgery, Vascular Malformations, Aneurysms, Moya-Moya, Stroke, Spine Surgery, and Critical Care.

Professional Memberships:American Association of Neurosurgery, Congress of Neurosurgery, and International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

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