Chirag D. Gandhi, M.D., is Named Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery
As one of the few dual-trained neurosurgeons in the country, he has expertise in both cerebrovascular surgery as well as minimally-invasive endovascular neurosurgery.
Chirag D. Gandhi, M.D., has been appointed chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in the School of Medicine at New York Medical College (NYMC). Dr. Gandhi is a tenured professor of neurosurgery, neurology and radiology at NYMC and director of neurovascular surgery at Westchester Medical Center (WMC). As one of the few dual-trained neurosurgeons in the country, he has expertise in both cerebrovascular surgery as well as minimally-invasive endovascular neurosurgery.
“I am quite confident that Dr. Gandhi will continue to advance the field of neurosurgery and be a great asset to NYMC as a role model clinician, teacher, researcher and administrator for faculty, students and patients,” said Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, Dean of the School of Medicine and professor of medicine and pharmacology.
Dr. Gandhi most recently served as vice chairman of neurosurgery at NYMC, which he joined in 2017. During his tenure as acting director of neurosurgery at WMC, a role he took on in April 2019, the department expanded its residency training program and received national accreditation of its neuro-interventional fellowship. Previously, he was interim chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and associate professor of neurosurgery, neurology and radiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
“I am honored to step into the role of chair in a department with a long tradition of excellence,” said Dr. Gandhi. “With the great team we are building, I am genuinely committed to leveraging our outstanding clinical care to continue the expansion of departmental research endeavors and to the great responsibility of training our future generation of physicians and surgeons.”
Board-certified in neurological surgery, Dr. Gandhi earned his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed residencies in neurosurgery and fellowship in neuro-interventional surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he also served as chief resident.
A well-recognized leader in the field with more than 150 research publications, books, and national appearances, he is an active member and leader in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section, as well the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery. His various honors include membership in Alpha Omega Alpha as well as the BrainLab Outstanding Clinical Study Award. His clinical and research interests include cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, revascularization treatments, and outcomes in neurovascular surgery.