Joshua Loya MD

Joshua Loya MD

Neurosurgery, Year 4

Joshua Loya MD

Narrative Bio

Dr. Loya obtained a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley where he majored in Biology, graduating with the highest honors in his major and highest honors in overall academics. He remained in Northern California, attending Stanford University School of Medicine where he obtained both a Medical Doctorate and a Master of Science in Clinical Research and Epidemiology.

During medical school he pioneered a unique multidisciplinary program in neurosurgery which included specialized training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA and a Mary Duke Biddle Global Health scholarship at Red Cross Children's Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Also while at Stanford, he pursued multiple research interests in neurosurgery and was granted two Stanford University medical research fellowships, where he investigated radiogenomics of glioblastoma multiforme and quantitative radiographic characterization of pilocytic astrocytomas.

His clinical interests include brain tumors and imaging, endoscopic and skull base surgery, global neurosurgery, and clinical biodesign. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors and his hobbies include backpacking, biking, and cross-fit.


2017 - Present
Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan

2015 - 2017
University of Buffalo
Buffalo, New York


2009 - 2015
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California


MS, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
Stanford University School of Health Research and Policy
Stanford, California



Liu T, Achrol A, Mitchell L, Du W, Loya J, Rodriguez S, Feroze A, Westbroek E, Yeom K, Stuart J, Harsh IV G, Rubin D. Computational identification of anatomical tumor location associated with survival in two large cohorts of human primary glioblastomas. American Journal of Neuroradiology. Apr 37(4):621-8, 2016. PMID: 26744442

Itakura H, Achrol A, Mitchell L, Loya J, Liu T, Westbroek E, Feroze A, Rodriguez S, Echegaray S, Azad T, Yeom K, Napel S, Rubin D, Chang S, Harsh G, Gevaert O. MR Imaging features identify glioblastoma subtypes with distinct molecular pathway activities and therapeutic targets. Science Translational Medicine. Sep 2;7(303):303ra138, 2015. PMID: 26333934

Singh H, Kalani M, Acosta-Torres S, Ahmadieh T, MD, Loya J, Ganju A. History of Simulation in Medicine: from Resusci Annie to the Ann Myers Medical Center. Neurosurgery, 73:9-14, 2013. PMID: 24051890

Loya J, Jung H, Temmins C, Cho N, Singh H. Primary Spinal Germ Cell Tumors: A case analysis and review of treatment paradigms. Case Reports in Medicine, Volume 2013 (2013), Article 798358. PMID: 24312128

Loya J, Flaherty B, Alexander M, Pandit R, Ha B, Torres R, Schroeder A. Utility of Clinical and Radiographic Findings in the Management of Traumatic Epidural Hematoma. Pediatric Neurosurgery, 49(4):208-214, 2013. PMID: 25096980

Burns T, Loya J, Singh, H. Neurocysticercosis. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Quarterly. Images in Neurosurgery, Winter 2012

Loya J, Mindea SA, Yu H, Venkatasubramanian C, Chang SD, Burns T. Intracranial Hypotension Producing Reversible Coma: A Systematic Review, Including Three New Cases. Journal of Neurosurgery 117:615-628, 2012. PMID: 22725982