Professor Nandi studied medicine in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS) He went on to complete his residency in General Surgery and then Neurosurgery in AIIMS and was appointed to its faculty in 1996.
He came to the UK on a scholarship and engaged in research into the mechanisms of akinesia in advanced Parkinson's disease for a DPhil (PhD) in Oxford. He then completed his training in neurosurgery in Oxford and is now a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Clinical Lead for Neurosurgery in Charing Cross Hospital and Professor of Neurosurgery at Imperial College London.
His clinical and research interests lie in the fascinating confluence of:
- stereotactic functional neurosurgery (deep brain stimulation, DBS)
- the neurophysiology (local field potentials) of movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, MS tremor, dystonia)
- treatment resistant depression and chronic central pain (post-stroke pain, cluster headaches
- other intractable neuropathic pain syndromes)
- the electrical-brain interface generated by the DBS electrode in vivo.