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Assistant Professor Neurosurgery
Area of Study/Expertise
Skull Base, Cerebrovascular, and Endovascular
Office Location
New Jersey Medical School Doctors Office Center 90 Bergen St, Suite 8100, Newark NJ 07103
Phone Number

Ashish Sonig, MD

New Jersey Medical School

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery (Skull Base, Cerebrovascular, and Endovascular)

Dr. Ashish Sonig is an assistant professor of Neurosurgery at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University. Dr. Sonig completed his Neurosurgical residency at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. He specializes in Skull base, Open Cerebrovascular, and Endovascular neurosurgery. First under the mentorship of Dr. Anil Nanda at LSU-HSC Shreveport for his open skull base training, and subsequently having completed a fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery with Dr. Elad Levy at University at Buffalo Neurosurgery. He specializes in the treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, and arteriovenous fistulae, stroke, carotid stenosis, cerebral bypass, and other vascular disease using both open and endovascular approaches, and is able to offer comprehensive care for his patients. His interests also include General Neurosurgery, spinal tumors, degenerative diseases and has extensive experience in the management of intracranial tumors. Prior to coming to the United States, Dr. Sonig received his Neurosurgical training at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India, and his medical degree from Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai, India.

Dr. Sonig is also a prolific researcher, contributing over 200 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, abstracts, and oral presentations. He also serves as a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed neurosurgical journals.


Research Interests:

  • Deep learning and Artificial neural network in neurosurgery.
  • Big data analysis in neurosurgery
  • MicroRNA in Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms- a Mechanism of Early Detection


Publication Highlights:

Sonig A, Setlur Nagesh SV, Fennell VS, Gandhi S, Rangel-Castilla L, Ionita CN, et al. A Patient Dose-Reduction Technique for Neuroendovascular Image-Guided Interventions: Image-Quality Comparison Study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Apr;39(4):734–41.

Sonig A, Levy EI. Neuroendovascular Surgery for Acute Ischemic Stroke: All Patients All the Time. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug;63 Suppl 1:64–72.

Sonig A, Krishna C, Natarajan SK, Liu J, Hopkins LN, Snyder KV, et al. Stent Retriever- Assisted Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Basilar Artery Occlusion: Single US Institution Experience. Operative Neurosurgery. 2016 Sep 1;12(3):250–9.

Sonig A, Shallwani H, Natarajan SK, Shakir HJ, Hopkins LN, Snyder KV, et al. Better Outcomes and Reduced Hospitalization Cost are Associated with Ultra-Early Treatment of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: A US Nationwide Data Sample Study. Neurosurgery. 2018 Apr 1;82(4):497–505.

Mokin M, Sonig A, Sivakanthan S, Ren Z, Elijovich L, Arthur A, et al. Clinical and Procedural Predictors of Outcomes From the Endovascular Treatment of Posterior Circulation Strokes. Stroke. 2016 Mar;47(3):782–8.

Sonig A, Lin N, Krishna C, Natarajan SK, Mokin M, Hopkins LN, et al. Impact of transfer status on hospitalization cost and discharge disposition for acute ischemic stroke across the US. J Neurosurg. 2016 May;124(5):1228–37.

Sonig A, Shallwani H, Levy BR, Shakir HJ, Siddiqui AH. Academic impact and rankings of neuroendovascular fellowship programs across the United States. J Neurosurg. 2017 Nov;127(5):1181–9

Sonig A, Nanda A. Transorbital approach to the anterior cranial skull base. World Neurosurg. 2013 Dec;80(6):810–2.

Varble N, Tutino VM, Yu J, Sonig A, Siddiqui AH, Davies JM, et al. Shared and Distinct Rupture Discriminants of Small and Large Intracranial Aneurysms. Stroke. 2018 Apr;49(4):856–64.

Tutino VM, Poppenberg KE, Jiang K, Jarvis JN, Sun Y, Sonig A, et al. Circulating neutrophil transcriptome may reveal intracranial aneurysm signature. PLoS ONE. 2018;13(1):e0191407.