- 1996-2000, Duke University, B.A. Philosophy
- 2000-06, University of California, San Francisco, M.D.
- 2006-07, University of California, San Francisco, Intern, General Surgery
- 2007-13, University of California, San Francisco, Resident, General Surgery
- 2013-14, University of California, San Francisco, Chief Resident, General Surgery
- California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Clinical Fellow (2009-2012)
- 2014-16, Boston Children's Hospital, Fellow, Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
- American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
- Immunology at the maternal-fetal interface
Amar Nijagal, M.D. is a pediatric surgeon in the UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery. He completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University and obtained his MD from the University of CA, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF).
During his general surgery residency at UCSF, he spent three years researching immune responses to in utero stem cell transplantation. He completed his pediatric general and thoracic surgery fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital.
As a resident, Dr. Nijagal worked in the lab of Dr. Tippi MacKenzie MD investigating the role of the maternal and fetal immune system after in utero stem cell transplantation. He continues to pursue this area of research as a principal investigator in the Nijagal Lab.