Sanjay Dhall, MD

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.

Clinics

Neurosurgery Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Spine Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0332
Phone: (866) 81-SPINE or (866) 817-7463
Neuro-spine Fax: (415) 353-2176

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Sanjay Dhall

Education

Baylor College of Medicine 2002

Residencies

Emory University School of Medicine, Neurosurgery 2009

Fellowships

UCSF, Complex Spine 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. DiGiorgio AM, Tsolinas R, Alazzeh M, Haefeli J, Talbott JF, Ferguson AR, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS, Manley GT, Whetstone WD, Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS. Safety and effectiveness of early chemical deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis after spinal cord injury: pilot prospective data. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Nov; 43(5):E21.
  2. Yue JK, Winkler EA, Rick JW, Deng H, Partow CP, Upadhyayula PS, Birk HS, Chan AK, Dhall SS. Update on critical care for acute spinal cord injury in the setting of polytrauma. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Nov; 43(5):E19.
  3. Squair JW, Bélanger LM, Tsang A, Ritchie L, Mac-Thiong JM, Parent S, Christie S, Bailey C, Dhall S, Street J, Ailon T, Paquette S, Dea N, Fisher CG, Dvorak MF, West CR, Kwon BK. Spinal cord perfusion pressure predicts neurologic recovery in acute spinal cord injury. Neurology. 2017 Oct 17; 89(16):1660-1667.
  4. Dhall SS, Haefeli J, Talbott JF, Ferguson AR, Readdy WJ, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS, Pan JZ, Manley GT, Whetstone WD. Motor Evoked Potentials Correlate With Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Early Recovery After Acute Spinal Cord Injury. Neurosurgery. 2017 Jul 07.
  5. Dhall SS, Yue JK, Winkler EA, Mummaneni PV, Manley GT, Tarapore PE. Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Surgery of Traumatic C2 Fractures in Octogenarians. Neurosurgery. 2017 Jun 01; 80(6):854-862.
  6. Yue JK, Tsolinas R, Burke JF, Deng H, Upadhyayula PS, Robinson CK, Lee YM, Chan AK, Winkler EA, Dhall SS. Vasopressor support in managing acute spinal cord injury: a knowledge update. J Neurosurg Sci. 2017 Mar 01.
  7. Haefeli J, Mabray MC, Whetstone WD, Dhall SS, Pan JZ, Upadhyayula P, Manley GT, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS, Ferguson AR, Talbott JF. Multivariate Analysis of MRI Biomarkers for Predicting Neurologic Impairment in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Mar; 38(3):648-655.
  8. Readdy WJ, Saigal R, Whetstone WD, Mefford AN, Ferguson AR, Talbott JF, Inoue T, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS, Pan J, Manley GT, Dhall SS. Failure of Mean Arterial Pressure Goals to Improve Outcomes Following Penetrating Spinal Cord Injury. Neurosurgery. 2016 Nov; 79(5):708-714.
  9. Catapano JS, John Hawryluk GW, Whetstone W, Saigal R, Ferguson A, Talbott J, Bresnahan J, Dhall S, Pan J, Beattie M, Manley G. Higher Mean Arterial Pressure Values Correlate with Neurologic Improvement in Patients with Initially Complete Spinal Cord Injuries. World Neurosurg. 2016 Dec; 96:72-79.
  10. Burke JF, Yue JK, Ngwenya LB, Winkler EA, Talbott J, Pan J, Ferguson A, Beattie M, Bresnahan J, Haefeli J, Whetstone W, Suen C, Huang MC, Manley GT, Tarapore PE, Dhall SS. 182 Ultra-Early (<12 Hours) Decompression Improves Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury Compared to Early (12-24 Hours) Decompression. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug; 63 Suppl 1:172.
  11. Winkler EA, Yue JK, Burke JF, Mummaneni PV, Manley GT, Tarapore PE, Dhall SS. 188 Morbidity and Mortality Associated With Operative Management of Traumatic C2 Fractures in Octogenarians. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug; 63 Suppl 1:174-5.
  12. Sribnick EA, Shi J, Lunney MP, Dhall SS, Allen JW, Wright DW, Wheeler K, Xiang H. 379 Communicating a Traumatic Brain Injury Patient's Potential Need for Operative Intervention: The Surgical Intervention for Traumatic Injury Scale. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug; 63 Suppl 1:213.
  13. Ohya J, Vogel TD, Dhall SS, Berven S, Mummaneni PV. Technique and nuances of an S-2 alar iliac screw for lumbosacral fixation in patients with transitional and normal anatomy. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Jul; 41 Video Suppl 1:1.
  14. Deng H, Yue JK, Upadhyayula PS, Burke JF, Suen CG, Chan AK, Winkler EA, Dhall SS. Odontoid fractures in the octogenarian: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neurosurg Sci. 2016 Dec; 60(4):543-55.
  15. Winkler EA, Yue JK, Burke JF, Chan AK, Dhall SS, Berger MS, Manley GT, Tarapore PE. Adult sports-related traumatic brain injury in United States trauma centers. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Apr; 40(4):E4.
  16. Yue JK, Winkler EA, Burke JF, Chan AK, Dhall SS, Berger MS, Manley GT, Tarapore PE. Pediatric sports-related traumatic brain injury in United States trauma centers. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Apr; 40(4):E3.
  17. Readdy WJ, Dhall SS. Vasopressor administration in spinal cord injury: should we apply a universal standard to all injury patterns? Neural Regen Res. 2016 Mar; 11(3):420-1.
  18. Phillips D, Dhall SS, Uzelac A, Talbott JF. Gunshot wound causing anterior spinal cord infarction due to injury to the artery of Adamkiewicz. Spine J. 2016 Sep; 16(9):e603-4.
  19. Mabray MC, Talbott JF, Whetstone WD, Dhall SS, Phillips DB, Pan JZ, Manley GT, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS, Haefeli J, Ferguson AR. Multidimensional Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Predicts Early Impairment in Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2016 05 15; 33(10):954-62.
  20. Yue JK, Upadhyayula PS, Chan AK, Winkler EA, Burke JF, Readdy WJ, Sharma S, Deng H, Dhall SS. A review and update on the current and emerging clinical trials for the acute management of cervical spine and spinal cord injuries - Part III. J Neurosurg Sci. 2016 Dec; 60(4):529-42.

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