Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery
Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Miami Children’s Hospital
I am a prominent pediatric neurosurgeon who practices at Miami Children’s Hospital. I am a board-certified neurosurgeon with the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. I currently focus my skills on the management of intractable epilepsy, brain tumors, vascular malformations, spinal dysraphism, neuroendoscopy in the surgical management of hydrocephalus and intracranial arachnoid cysts, pediatric peripheral nerve injuries including brachial plexus injuries, and congenital malformations of the central nervous system such as spinal bifida, etc.
I graduated from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India in 1980. I then completed my residency in Neurosurgery from the same Institute in 1986 and was an Assistant Professor until 1992. I subsequently joined the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD for two years. During this period, I focused my research on the role of MR and PETimaging in the evaluation and surgical treatment of epilepsy. Upon completion of my research, I joined the Boston University School of Medicine. I later joined the Boston VA Medical Center as a Staff Attending physician from 1996 to 2000
I then joined the residency program at the University of Miami in July 2000. I graduated four years later after my residency in Neurological Surgery, fellowship in Vascular and Skull Base Surgery, and fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery. I joined the faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine in July 2004 and have since practiced at both Miami Children’s Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital.
I have a research interest in a number of aspects related to intractable epilepsy in children. I am currently investigating the role of optical spectroscopy and microelectrode recordings in the detection of epileptogenic cortex. By performing microelectrode recordings of epileptogenic tissue, we may be better able to understand excitatory and inhibitory circuits that may predispose to seizures.The potential medical applications for such techniques, once developed, are abundant. For example, they may be used intraoperatively to guide resection of tumors and epileptogenic cortical tissue . I am also investigating the role of proteomics in the pathogenesis of epilepsy and brain tumors with the hopes of improving treatment modalities for epilepsy and brain tumors in the future.
Medical School - All-India Institute of Med. ScienceAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery - CertifiedAmerican Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery - Certified
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Website: https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/find-a-physcian/physician-details/1285698498/sanjiv-bhatia-neurosurgeryEndoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization with a rigid neuroendoscope in infants with hydrocephalusAlexander G. Weil, Aria Fallah, Parthasarathi Chamiraju, John Ragheb, and Sanjiv Bhatia.Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Vol. 17, No. 2: 163-173.
Fibrous dysplasia: management of the optic canal.Satterwhite TS, Morrison G, Ragheb J, Bhatia S, Perlyn C, Wolfe SA.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jun;135(6):1016e-24e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001295.
Treatment of a cerebral pial arteriovenous fistula in a patient with sickle cell disease-related moyamoya syndrome: case report.Lo Presti A, Weil AG, Fallah A, Peterson EC, Niazi TN, Bhatia S.J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 May 22:1-5.