Dr. Korak Sarkar completed his undergraduate education at the Johns Hopkins University where he obtained a bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics, biomedical engineering and neurosciences. He earned a doctorate of medicine from the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Sarkar completed a neurology residency at the University of California at Davis, in Sacramento, CA. This was followed by the completion of a brain injury and medicine fellowship at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Dr. Sarkar is double boarded in neurology and brain injury medicine. He joined the Ochsner Neurosciences Institute in 2015 and innovation Ocshner (iO) in 2018. His research on TBI has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has been awarded the American Academy of Neurology's (AAN) Founder's Award in Translational Research. He currently serves the director of Ochsner's Neurosciences Medical 3D Lab and contributes to Ochsner's efforts to innovate anatomical modeling. Dr. Sarkar also serves as the clinical liaison for the various individuals, task forces, and companies involved in Ochsner's COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) initiative.