Throughout her life and career, neurosurgeon and spine specialist Dr. Sagun Tuli has maintained involvement in a vast array of academic, professional, and research endeavors, attaining a high degree of achievement in each of her pursuits. Born in India and educated in Canada, Dr. Sagun Tuli enrolled at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts and Science in 1987, where she received a Dean’s Honor Award, a Faculty Scholarship, the University Women’s Club Year II Book Prize in Sciences, and the Marianno A. Elia Scholarship. Admitted to the Faculty of Medicine in 1989, Dr. Sagun Tuli spent the next four years immersed in medical studies and clinical research, earning additional honors in the process, including two Dr. F.J. Colling, O.B.E. Memorial Scholarships, a John Melady Scholarship, and selection to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Following receipt of her M.D. in 1993, Dr. Sagun Tuli entered into a seven-year period of residential training in neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, during which time she completed an M.Sc. in Epidemiology through the Harvard School of Public Health, secured publication in several peer-reviewed scholarly journals, won multiple awards from the Hospital for Sick Children and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
After a one-year fellowship in spine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Dr. Sagun Tuli commenced her teaching career as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and Affiliate Member of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Women’s College Hospital, performing in these roles from 2001 through 2002. Returning to Boston at the end of this period, Dr. Sagun Tuli began teaching at Harvard Medical School and worked in an Associate Surgeon capacity at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. In addition, Dr. Sagun Tuli maintained a regular schedule of appearances at medical conferences, hospitals, and universities in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere, lecturing and presenting findings on various conditions of the spine.