Farzana Tariq MD

Farzana Tariq MD

Neurosurgery, Year 5


Farzana Tariq MD

Narrative Bio

Farzana Tariq obtained her MBBS from Fatima Jinnah Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan, where she also received the Presidential Award upon graduating.

She was awarded with a World Federation of Neurosurgery scholarship and spent four months at New York University. She also completed two years of clinical research in skull base and vascular surgery with Dr. Laligam Sekhar at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.

She enjoys fashion, shopping, music, travelling, hiking and spending time with family.


Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan


Pre-Residency Fellowship
Department of Neurosurgery
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan

Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery
Department of Neurosurgery
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington


Farrah Jinnah Medical College
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan


Sekhar L N, Tariq F, Ferreira M. Giant Acoustic Neuromas and Their Treatment. World Neurosurg. 2012 May-Jun; 77(5-6):629-30.

Sekhar LN, Tariq F, Ferreira M. What Is the Best Approach to Resect an Anterior Midline Skull Base Meningioma in 2011? Microsurgical Transcranial, Endonasal Endoscopic or Minimal Access Cranial? World Neurosurg. 2012 May-Jun;77(5-6):621-2.

Sekhar LN, Tariq F, Mai JC, Kim LJ, Ghodke B, Hallam DK, Bulsara KR. Unyielding progress: treatment paradigms for giant aneurysms. Clin Neurosurg. 2012; 59:6-21.

Sekhar LN, Tariq F, Morton R, Basavaraj K, Hallam D, Kim L, Barber J. Basilar Tip Aneurysms: A Microsurgical and Endovascular Contemporary Series of 100 patients. Neurosurgery. 2013 Feb;72(2):284-299.

Mai J, Tariq F, Kim L, Sekhar LN. High-Flow Cerebral Bypass for the Treatment of Complex Basilar Apex Aneurysms: Neurosurgery. 2013 Jun;72(2 Suppl Operative):ons116-26.

Tariq F, Black P. Women in Neurosurgery. July 2009; Women’s Neurosurgical Association of Japan, vol 39; 5-8.

Tariq F. We can make a difference. ‘Heart of a Lion Hands of women: What women neurosurgeons can do’ Pub: 24 Oct, 2009.

Kim L, Tariq F, Sekhar LN. Pediatric bypasses for aneurysms and skull base tumors: Short and long term outcome J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 May;11(5):533-42.

Yong T, Tariq F, Chabot J, Madhok R, Sekhar LN. Cerebral Revascularization for Difficult Skull Base Tumors: A Contemporary Series of 17 Patients. World Neurosurg. 2014 Nov;82(5):660-71.

Sekhar LN, Tariq F, Kim L, Pridgeon J, Hannaford B. Virtual Reality and Robotic assisted Neurosurgery. Neurosurgery. 2013 Jan; 72 Suppl 1:A1-6.

Sekhar LN, Tariq F, Mukherjee D. The Use of Intraoperative Duplex Ultrasonography for the identification and Patch Repair of Kinking Stenosis Following Carotid Endarterectomy; Editorial Comment. World Neurosurg. 2013 Jan 24. (Epub ahead of print)

Sekhar LN, Tariq F. The Surgical management of non- vascular lesions around the Oculomotor nerve and the reconstruction of the occulomotor nerve. World Neurosurg. 2014 May-Jun;81(5-6):693-4

Sekhar LN, Tariq F, Osbun J. Comparative Analysis of the Transcranial "Far Lateral" and Endoscopic Endonasal "Far Medial" Approaches: Surgical Anatomy and Clinical Illustration. World Neurosurg. 2014 Feb;81(2):283-4

Sekhar LN, Tariq F. Title: Orbital Lymphangiomas: surgical treatment and clinical outcome. World Neurosurg. 2014 May-Jun;81(5-6):710-1

Kim L, Tariq F, Levitt M, Ghodke B, Barber J, Hallam D, Sekhar LN. Multimodality treatment of unruptured cavernous and paraclinoid aneurysms. Neurosurgery. 2014 Jan;74(1):51-61

Morton R, Moore A, Barber J, Tariq F, Hare K, Ghodke B, Kim L, Sekhar LN, Monitoring Flow in EC-IC Bypass Grafts using Duplex Ultrasonography: A Single Center Experience in 80 Grafts Over 8 Years. Neurosurgery. 2014 Jan;74(1):62-70.

Tong Y, Tariq F, Duong H, Sekhar LN. Bypass Using V2-V3 Segment of the Vertebral Artery as Donor or Recipient: Technical Nuances and Results. World Neurosurg. 2014 Dec;82(6):1164-70.

Morton RP, Tariq F Levitt MR, Nerva JD, Mossa-Basha M, Sekhar LN, Kim LJ, Hallam DK, Ghodke BV. J Clin Neurosci. Radiographic and clinical outcomes in cavernous carotid fistula with special focus on alternative transvenous access techniques. 2015 May;22(5):859-64.