Athar Naveed Malik, MD, PhD

Athar Naveed Malik, MD, PhD


Athar N. Malik, MD, PhD, is a neurosurgeon with the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute.

Prior to joining Lifespan, Dr. Malik was the chief resident of the neurosurgery department at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, he pursued a medical degree at Harvard Medical School and a doctorate degree at Harvard University concurrently. Dr. Malik completed his residency in neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University.

Dr. Malik has a special interest in brain circuits, functional and restorative neurosurgery. He has conducted research with the support of funding from both the NIH/NINDS R25 Research Education Program Fellowship and the NREF and AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care Research Fellowship. He has co-authored research and case studies for peer-reviewed journals and served as a guest presenter on his area of expertise in hospital and academic settings throughout the United States. 



Lifespan Physician Group Neurosurgery, Rhode Island Hospital
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building) (directions)
110 Lockwood St., 6th Floor
Providence, RI 02903


  • Medical School:  Harvard Medical School
  • Residency:  Massachusetts General Hospital