After earning his MD at the University of Ottawa in 1992, Dr. Duggal completed a Neurosurgery residency at Western University and a one-year fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He has since returned to Western University to assume the roles of Associate Scientist within the Robarts Research Institute and Assistant Professor within the Division of Neurosurgery. He successfully performed the first artificial spinal disc replacement in North America and has received numerous grants and awards for his research. This includes the Canadian Research Award for Outstanding Research by a Canadian Surgical Resident from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons for Canada.
Dr. Duggal's research includes clinical radiographic and biochemical outcomes and spinal arthoplasty.