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Sanjay Dhall, M.D.

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Sanjay Dhall is director of Spinal Neurotrauma at UCSF Medical Center, specializing in complex spinal surgery for spinal trauma, degenerative disease, tumor and spinal deformity.

Dhall's work on cervical spinal cord injury guidelines was recently recognized by the United States Congress.

Dhall is an associate professor of neurosurgery at UCSF. He is director of the Spinal Neurotrauma Program at San Francisco General Hospital, and also leads the UCSF Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Research Program. Before joining UCSF he was the chief of neurosurgery for the Level 1 Trauma Center at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine.

Dhall is a co-author of the widely utilized Guidelines for the Management of Acute Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries, as well as the Guidelines for the Performance of Fusion Procedure for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine. Dhall has frequently been a featured guest on CNN.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

Baylor College of Medicine 2002

Residencies

Emory University School of Medicine, Neurosurgery 2009

Fellowships

UCSF, Complex Spine 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Dhall SS, Manley GT, Inoue TS, Whetstone W. 161 Complications and duration of vasopressor usage for acute traumatic central cord syndrome. Neurosurgery. 2014 Aug; 61 Suppl 1:213.
  2. Hawryluk GW, Whetstone W, Saigal R, Ferguson A, Talbott J, Bresnahan J, Pan J, Beattie M, Dhall SS, Manley GT. 162 Higher Mean Arterial Blood Pressures Following Spinal Cord Injury are Associated With Greater Neurological Recovery. Neurosurgery. 2014 Aug; 61 Suppl 1:213.
  3. Dhall SS, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Groff MW, Ghogawala Z, Watters WC, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Sharan A, Mummaneni PV, Wang JC, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 5: Correlation between radiographic outcome and function. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):31-6.
  4. Choudhri TF, Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Eck JC, Groff MW, Ghogawala Z, Watters WC, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Sharan A, Wang JC, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 4: Radiographic assessment of fusion status. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):23-30.
  5. Eck JC, Sharan A, Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Groff MW, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 7: Lumbar fusion for intractable low-back pain without stenosis or spondylolisthesis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):42-7.
  6. Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Groff MW, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 2: Assessment of functional outcome following lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):7-13.
  7. Wang JC, Dailey AT, Mummaneni PV, Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC, Groff MW, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 8: Lumbar fusion for disc herniation and radiculopathy. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):48-53.
  8. Watters WC, Resnick DK, Eck JC, Ghogawala Z, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Sharan A, Groff MW, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 13: Injection therapies, low-back pain, and lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):79-90.
  9. Dailey AT, Ghogawala Z, Choudhri TF, Watters WC, Resnick DK, Sharan A, Eck JC, Mummaneni PV, Wang JC, Groff MW, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 14: Brace therapy as an adjunct to or substitute for lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):91-101.
  10. Sharan A, Groff MW, Dailey AT, Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC, Mummaneni PV, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 15: Electrophysiological monitoring and lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):102-5.
  11. Resnick DK, Watters WC, Sharan A, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Wang JC, Choudhri TF, Eck J, Ghogawala Z, Groff MW, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 9: Lumbar fusion for stenosis with spondylolisthesis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):54-61.
  12. Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Eck JC, Groff MW, Ghogawala Z, Watters WC, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Sharan A, Wang JC, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 11: Interbody techniques for lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):67-74.
  13. Groff MW, Dailey AT, Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC, Mummaneni PV, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 12: Pedicle screw fixation as an adjunct to posterolateral fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):75-8.
  14. Ghogawala Z, Whitmore RG, Watters WC, Sharan A, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Groff MW, Wang JC, Resnick DK, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 3: Assessment of economic outcome. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):14-22.
  15. Kaiser MG, Groff MW, Watters WC, Ghogawala Z, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Resnick DK. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 16: Bone graft extenders and substitutes as an adjunct for lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):106-32.
  16. Eck JC, Sharan A, Resnick DK, Watters WC, Ghogawala Z, Dailey AT, Mummaneni PV, Groff MW, Wang JC, Choudhri TF, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 6: Discography for patient selection. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):37-41.
  17. Resnick DK, Watters WC, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Groff MW, Wang JC, Ghogawala Z, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 10: Lumbar fusion for stenosis without spondylolisthesis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):62-6.
  18. Kaiser MG, Eck JC, Groff MW, Watters WC, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Sharan A, Wang JC, Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Ghogawala Z. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 1: Introduction and methodology. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):2-6.
  19. Kaiser MG, Eck JC, Groff MW, Ghogawala Z, Watters WC, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Sharan A, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Mummaneni PV. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 17: Bone growth stimulators as an adjunct for lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):133-9.
  20. Dhall SS, Wadhwa R, Wang MY, Tien-Smith A, Mummaneni PV. Traumatic thoracolumbar spinal injury: an algorithm for minimally invasive surgical management. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jul; 37(1):E9.

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