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Tanvir Choudhri, MD, Neurosurgery, New York, NY, The Mount Sinai Hospital


Neurosurgery New York, NY

Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

Co-Director, Mount Sinai Neurosurgery Spine Program

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  • Dr. Choudhri is Co-Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Program in the Mount Sinai Department of Neurological Surgery. After graduating with distinction (Alpha Omega Alpha) from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he completed his neurosurgery training at Columbia's Presbyterian Hospital and NY Neurological Institute. He then completed additional spine fellowship training at the Barrow Neurological Institute under Dr. Sonntag, an internationally-renowned spine surgeon.

    Dr. Choudhri's chief clinical interests include (1) cervical spine disorders/surgery (2) minimally-invasive spine surgery (cervical and lumbar) (3) intradural spine tumor surgery and (4) concussion management and sports neurosurgery. His spinal practice covers a wide range of disorders:

    -Minimally-invasive spine surgery: microscopic/endoscopic surgery
    -Craniovertebral junction disorders: chiari malformation, occipital-cervical instability
    -Cervical spine disorders: neck/arm pain, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spondylosis
    -Thoracic spine disorders: herniated discs, tumors, paraspinal biopsies
    -Lumbosacral spine disorders: low back/leg pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis
    -Spinal trauma and spinal cord injury
    -Spinal tumors: intramedullary, intradural, extradural, paraspinal
    -Spinal deformity: scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal instability, post-op kyphosis repair
    -Congenital spine disease: diastematomyelia, dermal sinus, myelomeningocele
    -Peripheral nerve surgery: carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve, meralgia paresthetica and tumors

    Dr. Choudhri frequently participates in the education of other spine surgeons at national/international conferences. He is active in leading Neurosurgical and Spine organizations and has served on the Executive Committee of the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. He has served on national multispecialty committees which developed and published guidelines for lumbar and cervical spine surgery.

Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell CampusResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1995 - 2001
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital -  Columbia Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia CampusInternship, Transitional Year, 1994 - 1995
  • Columbia University School of Public HealthClass of 1994

Certifications & Licensure

  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2001 - 2003
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2001 - 2003
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1999 - 2022
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Castle Connolly, 2014
  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2013-2014
  • Fellow (FAANS) American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Clinical Trials

  • Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Surgical Trial Start of enrollment: 2014 Apr 01Dessy, A.,Abjornson, C.,Peters, C.,Hill, H.,Harrop, J.S.,Jaeger, J.,Coumans, J.V.,Nichols, J.,Wollenweber, L.,Pratt, L.,Steinmetz, M.P.,Zeleny, M.,Christopher, S.R.,Albert, T.,Petrenko, Y.,Ghogawala, Z.

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Workforce Analysis of Spine Surgeons Involved with Neurological and Orthopedic Surgery Residency Training  
    Isabelle M Germano, Tanvir F Choudhri, World Neurosurgery
  • Academic Productivity of Spine Surgeons at United States Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery Training Programs  
    Tanvir Choudhri, MD, World Neurosurgery

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