Sanjay Dhall, MD


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.


Berkeley Outpatient Center
3100 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: (510) 985-5020

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


Baylor College of Medicine 2002


Emory University School of Medicine, Neurosurgery 2009


UCSF, Complex Spine 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Yue JK, Ordaz A, Winkler EA, Deng H, Suen CG, Burke JF, Chan AK, Manley GT, Dhall SS, Tarapore PE. Predictors of 30-day outcomes in octogenarians with traumatic C2 fractures undergoing surgery. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jun 07.
  2. Deng H, Yue JK, Winkler EA, Dhall SS, Manley G, Tarapore PE. Adult firearm-related traumatic brain injury in United States trauma centers. J Neurotrauma. 2018 Jun 01.
  3. Kwon BK, Dhall S, Squair J, West C. Author response: Spinal cord perfusion pressure predicts neurologic recovery in acute spinal cord injury. Neurology. 2018 May 08; 90(19):904.

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