Dr. Chirag Gandhi is an expert in both open cerebrovascular surgery as
well as minimally invasive endovascular neurosurgery and is one of only
a few neurosurgeons in the country that is dual-trained in both specialities.
He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients with brain
aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), vascular tumors, carotid
stenosis, and vascular abnormalities of the spinal cord. His practice
offers a range of services including diagnostic angiography as well embolization
of aneurysms, AVMs, epistaxis, and tumors of the brain and spinal cord.
In addition, Dr. Gandhi is an integral part of the Comprehensive Stroke
Center at UMDNJ- University Hospital, providing 24/7 treatment of acute
stroke with intra-arterial thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy. His
other clinical interests include the management and treatment of pituitary
tumors and meningiomas. He also performs a variety of spinal interventional
procedures including vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, and dorsal column stimulator
Dr. Gandhi is an active academician with numerous publications within his
speciality and involvement in the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section as
well the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery. Over the past 10 years
he has presented at many national meetings on a broad range of topics
in vascular neurosurgery and has been the recipient of honors including
the BrainLab Clinical Study Award presented in Munich, Germany.
Since 2009, Dr. Gandhi has also served as the Director of the Endovascular
Neurosurgery Fellowship Program that is open to neurosurgeons, radiologists,
and neurologists who have completed the prerequisites for neurointerventional
training. Additionally, he is the Director of Undergraduate Neurosurgical
Education, with the responsibility of mentoring and training medical students
during rotations on the neurosurgical service at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.
In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Gandhi is also the Director
of the Traumatic Brain Injury Basic Science Laboratory that is sponsored
by a multi-year grant from the New Jersey TBI Commission. His research
is looking at promising new strategies for promoting brain repair and
regeneration after traumatic brain injury. This research is in collaboration
with the UMDNJ Department of Neuroscience and the New Jersey Institute
of Technology through which he has served as thesis mentor for various
Dr. Gandhi obtained his undergraduate degree in from Columbia University,
New York and his medical doctorate from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.
He completed both his residency in Neurological Surgery and a fellowship
in Endovascular Neurosurgery/Neurointerventional Radiology at The Mount
Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY and has been on staff at UMDNJ