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Chirag D Gandhi MD - Neurosurgery - Newark

Chirag D Gandhi MD

Primary Specialties
  • Neurosurgery
  • Affiliations
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Primary Office

    University Physician Associates
    90 Bergen St
    Suite 8100
    Newark, NJ 07101
    (973) 972-2333
    Web Page:
    Public Transportation Available, Handicap Accessible

    Physician Information

    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 placement.

    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 doctoral candidates.

    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 since 2007.

    Experience & Education

    Medical Education: UMDNJ, Newark, NJ, 1996

    Internship: Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, 2000

    Residency: Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2005

    Fellowship: Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, 2007

    Clinical Interests

    Endovascular NeurosurgeryPituitary Surgery

    Accepted Health Plans

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    • AARP Healthcare
    • Aetna US Health Care
    • Barnabas Employee Health Plan
    • Beech Street
    • Cigna Healthcare
    • Consumer Health Network
    • Federal Blue Cross PPO
    • GHI- Group Health Incorporated
    • Great West Healthcare
    • HMO Blue - Medicare Blue
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Horizon Managed Care
    • Horizon NJ Health
    • Horizon PPO
    • Horizon Traditional/Indemnity
    • Magnacare/Magnet
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan
    • National Association of Letter Carriers
    • New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
    • State Farm
    • Travelers
    • United Health Care
    • Wellchoice
    • Health Net
    • Mutual of Omaha


    Title: Disparity of Isoflurane Effects on Left and Right Ventricular Afterload and Hydraulic Power Generation in Swine
    Authors: Heerdt PM, Gandhi CD
    Publisher: Anesthesia and Analgesia
    Date: 1998
    Issue: 87
    Description: Article

    Title: Movements in Transsphenoidal Surgery
    Authors: Gandhi CD, Post KD
    Publisher: Neurosurgical Focus
    Date: 2001
    Issue: 7
    Description: Article

    Title: Documentation of a Persistent Otic Artery
    Authors: Patel AB, Gandhi CD
    Publisher: American Journal of Neuroradiology
    Date: 2003
    Issue: 24
    Description: Article

    Title: Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor-An Unusual Presentation
    Authors: Gandhi CD, Krieger MD, McComb JG
    Publisher: Neuroradiology
    Date: 2004
    Issue: 46
    Description: Article

    Title: Endovascular Management of Intracranial Vascular Disease Including the MERCI Device
    Authors: Ghandi CD, Johnson DM, Patel AB
    Publisher: Current Cardiology
    Date: 2007
    Issue: 9:25-31
    Description: Article

    Title: Endovascular Management of Intracranial Vascular Disease Including the MERCI Device
    Authors: Ghandi CD, Johnson DM, Patel AB
    Publisher: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
    Date: 2007
    Issue: 9:99-108
    Description: Article