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Justin Sambol, MD, MBA, FACS

Interim Chair

Interim Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery Justin Sambol, MD, MBA, FACS, is the interim chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at New Jersey Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sambol holds leadership positions at both medical schools and is Chief Medical Officer for Rutgers Health Practices. He oversees the development of


Ashish Sonig, MD

Assistant Professor Neurosurgery

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


Vineet Chitravanshi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery Dr. Chitravanshi’s s lab focuses on the role of medullary nuclei controlling cardiovascular regulation especially, the blood pressure, heart rate, and sympathetic activity after the traumatic brain injury in rats. His scientific experience includes over 25-years in which he has studied a wide array of topics such as central control


Amit Singla, MD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery Amit Singla, MD is a neurosurgeon at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University with interests in General Neurosurgery including brain and spine tumors, trauma and degenerative conditions. He specializes in the treatment of vascular disorders of the brain and spine, including carotid stenosis, cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations and stroke. He


Pankaj K. Agarwalla, MD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery I am a complex cranial neurosurgeon specializing in skull base lesions, brain tumors, and cerebrovascular disease. I have a passion for surgical excellence, a collaborative team-based clinical approach to patient care, and cutting-edge research, both at the bench and at bedside. As one of the co-founders of our Brain and


John L. Gillick, MD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery I am an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. I specialize in treating complex disorders of the spine, but also maintains a general neurosurgery practice. I received my medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. I completed my neurosurgical residency


Priyank Khandelwal, MD

Assistant Professor & Director of the Endovascular Neuroradiology Fellowship Training Program

Assistant Professor & Director of the Endovascular Neuroradiology Fellowship Training Program, Department of Neurosurgery I am interested in and passionate about treating brain vascular disorders such as stroke, aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, carotid, and intracranial stenosis. I graduated from N.S.C.B medical (India) with honors. I got further training in Neurology (SUNY Downstate), Vascular Neurology (University of


Ira Goldstein, MD

Associate Professor & Program Director

Associate Professor & Program Director, Department of Neurosurgery Dr. Ira M. Goldstein is the Program Director for the Neurosurgery Residency at Rutgers. He was named the Program Director in 2018. Over the past two years, Dr. Goldstein helped establish a revised academic curriculum for the didactic program and has utilized surveys of the residents and


James Liu, MD

Professor

Professor, Director of Cerebrovascular/Skull Base & Pituitary Surgery, Co-Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Program, Department of Neurosurgery Dr. James K. Liu is the Director of Cerebrovascular, Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery at the Rutgers Neurological Institute of New Jersey, and Professor of Neurological Surgery at Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School. He is board


Alice Edwards, MSPA-C

Assistant Professor & Director of Operations