Rishi Wadhwa, MD



Neurosurgery at Greenbrae
1100 S. Eliseo Drive, Suite 1
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Phone: (415) 514-6868
Fax: (415) 502-5550

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Rishi Wadhwa


Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center 2006


Louisiana State University Medical Center-Shreveport 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wadhwa RK, Ohya J, Vogel TD, Carreon LY, Asher AL, Knightly JJ, Shaffrey CI, Glassman SD, Mummaneni PV. Risk factors for 30-day reoperation and 3-month readmission: analysis from the Quality and Outcomes Database lumbar spine registry. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Aug; 27(2):131-136.
  2. Le HV, Wadhwa R, Theodore P, Mummaneni P. Excision of Thoracic Chondrosarcoma: Case Report and Review of Literature. Cureus. 2016 Jul 25; 8(7):e708.
  3. Le HV, Wadhwa R, Mummaneni P, Theodore P. Anterior Transsternal Approach for Treatment of Upper Thoracic Vertebral Osteomyelitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Cureus. 2015 Sep 16; 7(9):e324.
  4. Lau D, Ziewacz JE, Le H, Wadhwa R, Mummaneni PV. A controlled anterior sequential interbody dilation technique for correction of cervical kyphosis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Sep; 23(3):263-73.
  5. Wadhwa R, Mummaneni PV, Lau D, Le H, Chou D, Dhall SS. Perioperative morbidity and mortality comparison in circumferential cervical fusion for osteomyelitis versus cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Aug; 37(2):E7.
  6. Mummaneni PV, Whitmore RG, Curran JN, Ziewacz JE, Wadhwa R, Shaffrey CI, Asher AL, Heary RF, Cheng JS, Hurlbert RJ, Douglas AF, Smith JS, Malhotra NR, Dante SJ, Magge SN, Kaiser MG, Abbed KM, Resnick DK, Ghogawala Z. Cost-effectiveness of lumbar discectomy and single-level fusion for spondylolisthesis: experience with the NeuroPoint-SD registry. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jun; 36(6):E3.
  7. Toms J, Wadhwa R, Ambekar S, Cuellar H. Bihemispheric posterior inferior cerebellar artery occurring with an azygos anterior cerebral artery: case study. Case Rep Radiol. 2014; 2014:541081.
  8. Wadhwa R, Mummaneni PV. High cervical instability in adult patients with Down syndrome. World Neurosurg. 2015 Mar; 83(3):332-3.
  9. Wadhwa RK, Thakur JD, Khan IS, James J, Ahmed O, Zhang S, Henderson B, Ogden A, Guthikonda B, Nanda A. Adjustment of suboptimally placed lumbar pedicle screws decreases pullout strength and alters biomechanics of the construct: a pilot cadaveric study. World Neurosurg. 2015 Mar; 83(3):368-75.
  10. Saigal R, Lau D, Wadhwa R, Le H, Khashan M, Berven S, Chou D, Mummaneni PV. Unilateral versus bilateral iliac screws for spinopelvic fixation: are two screws better than one? Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May; 36(5):E10.
  11. Tran M, Wadhwa R, Ziewacz J, Mummaneni P, Chou D. Comparison between C1-2 Fixation with and without Supplemental Posterior Wiring. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2014 Apr; 5(1):12-5.
  12. Saigal R, Wadhwa R, Mummaneni PV, Chou D. Minimally invasive extracavitary transpedicular corpectomy for the management of spinal tumors. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2014 Apr; 25(2):305-15.
  13. 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; 37(1):E9.
  14. Wadhwa R, Mummaneni PV. Correlation of diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging metrics with clinical outcomes. World Neurosurg. 2015 Apr; 83(4):494-5.
  15. Zhang S, Wadhwa R, Haydel J, Toms J, Johnson K, Guthikonda B. Spine and spinal cord trauma: diagnosis and management. Neurol Clin. 2013 Feb; 31(1):183-206.
  16. Wadhwa R, Toms J, Chittiboina P, Tawfik T, Glenn C, Caldito G, Guthikonda B, Nanda A. Dysphagia following posterior fossa surgery in adults. World Neurosurg. 2014 Nov; 82(5):822-7.
  17. Wadhwa R, Thakur JD, Cardenas R, Wright J, Nanda A. Synoptic philosophy in a neurosurgical residency: a book and cinema club. World Neurosurg. 2013 Nov; 80(5):e21-5.
  18. Sonig A, Khan IS, Wadhwa R, Thakur JD, Nanda A. The impact of comorbidities, regional trends, and hospital factors on discharge dispositions and hospital costs after acoustic neuroma microsurgery: a United States nationwide inpatient data sample study (2005-2009). Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Sep; 33(3):E3.
  19. Thakur JD, Sonig A, Chittiboina P, Khan IS, Wadhwa R, Nanda A. Humphrey Ridley (1653-1708): 17th century evolution in neuroanatomy and selective cerebrovascular injections for cadaver dissection. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Aug; 33(2):E3.
  20. Sampath R, Wadhwa R, Tawfik T, Nanda A, Guthikonda B. Stereotactic placement of ventricular catheters: does it affect proximal malfunction rates? Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2012; 90(2):97-103.

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