Neha S Dangayach, MD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurology
Specialties:Neurology, Neurocritical Care, Neurosurgery
Research Topics:Brain Imaging, Cognitive Neuroscience, Critical Care, Neuro-degeneration/protection
Neha S. Dangayach MD, MSCR is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Dr. Dangayach serves as the Director of Neuroemergencies Management and Transfers (NEMAT) for the Mount Sinai Health System, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Director and Research Co-Director for the Institute for Critical Care Medicine (ICCM). She is also a Co-Director of the Mount Sinai Hospital’s busy NSICU and collaborates with a compassionate team to provide world-class patient-centered Neurocritical Care. She leads the Mount Sinai Critical Care Resilience Program (MSCCRP), a multidisciplinary program including intensivists, nursing, social workers, physical, occupation and speech therapists, chaplains, nutritionists among others. Several projects under this program seek to help patients and families cope with ICU recovery. Her research focuses on resilience, spirituality and recovery in critical care; inter-hospital transfers for neuroemergencies and social media in medicine.
Dr. Dangayach specializes in the management of critically-ill neurological and neurosurgical patients diagnosed with:
Neuroinfectious Processes such Meningitis and Meningoencephalitis
Fulminant Hepatic Failure
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Dr. Dangayach graduated from one of the top medical schools in India, Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai (2007). She trained in Neurology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (2012) followed by a clinical fellowship in Neurocritical Care at Columbia and Cornell Universities, both in New York (2014).
As the Director for NEMAT, Dr. Dangayach has established a program for neuroemergencies based on the principles of patient-centered care, standardized workflow, and high fidelity triage to ensure the right care for the right patient at the right time every single time throughout the Mount Sinai Health System and beyond. NEMAT is an important component of the Department of Neurosurgery’s commitment to patient safety, quality assurance and performance improvement.
Passionate about teaching, mentoring, and education, Dr. Dangayach is involved in several educational programs for medical students, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, and nurses. She was awarded the Tauba Pasik Award for Teaching Excellence in Neurosciences by the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai Health System in 2017.
As the Director of the Neurocritical Care Fellowship program with interdisciplinary collaboration from Neurosurgery, Neurology, and the Institute for Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Dangayach's goal is to create a well-rounded thriving program that will train leading neurointensivists of the future.
Dr. Dangayach is an advocate for patient-centered care, collaborative success, positive thinking and social media in medicine. She serves on the Social Media Committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the Social Media Working Group of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). She has been invited as a panelist and speaker at the annual meetings of the Neurocritical care society (NCS), Society of Vascular Interventional Neurology (SVIN), SCCM and American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and American Academy of Neurology (AAN), among others. Dr. Dangayach is a member of several professional societies and a reviewer for several journals, including Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Neurocritical care, the Jornal of Neurological Sciences, the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, BMC Medical Education, BMC Neurology, and Journal of Palliative Care Medicine. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters and is a co-editor for a textbook on neuro-prognostication in critical care. for a full list of Dr. Dangayach's publications, visit https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=pVAxIRYAAAAJ&hl=en
In her role as ICCM Research Co-Director, Dr. Dangayach has established inter-departmental and multi-institutional collaborations for outcomes in research and clinical trials. She is the site PI for the SCCM's THRIVE initiative and Post-ICU recovery clinic project.
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Anoxic Brain Damage
- Arteriovenous Malformations
- CT Scan Of The Head
- Cardiac Arrest
- Critical Care Medicine
- Doppler Ultrasound
- Guillain-Barré Syndrome
- Lumbar Puncture
- Magnetic Resonance Angiography
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Seizure Disorder
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Subdural Hematoma
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Viral Meningitis
MBBS, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, St. Vincent Hospital
Residency, Neurology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Fellowship, Neurocritical Care, Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center
Tauba Pasik Award Teaching Excellence in the Neurosciences
New York Super Doctors Rising Star
New York Super Doctors Rising Star
New York Super Doctors Rising Star
Resilience, Spirituality, Reserve in Critical Care and Stroke
Inter-Hospital Transfers for Neuroemergencies
Dangayach NS, Kane K, Moonis M. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in cryptogenic stroke. Therapeutics and clinical risk management 2011; 7.
De Marchis GM, Filippi CG, Guo X, Pugin D, Gaffney CD, Dangayach NS, Suwatcharangkoon S, Falo MC, Schmidt JM, Agarwal S, Connolly ES, Claassen J, Zhao B, Mayer SA. Brain Injury Visible on Early MRI After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Might Predict Neurological Impairment and Functional Outcome. Neurocritical care 2014 Jul;.
Dangayach N, Claassen J. Early epileptiform discharges and the yield of prolonged EEG monitoring. Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology 2014 Jul;.
Mittal K, Sharma K, Dangayach N, Raval D, Leung K, George S, Abraham G. Use of a standardized code status explanation by residents among hospitalized patients. Journal of community hospital internal medicine perspectives 2014; 4.
Dangayach N. Medical humanities ... almost. Indian journal of medical ethics; 9(3).
Panchabhai TS, Dangayach NS, Krishnan A, Kothari VM, Karnad DR. Oropharyngeal cleansing with 0.2% chlorhexidine for prevention of nosocomial pneumonia in critically ill patients: an open-label randomized trial with 0.01% potassium permanganate as control. Chest 2009 May; 135(5).
Dangayach NS, Kulkarni UP, Panchabhai TS. Mentoring medical student research through studentships and fellowships: reflections from India. Journal of postgraduate medicine; 55(2).
Panchabhai TS, Dangayach NS. Oral cleansing with chlorhexidine to decrease the incidence of nosocomial pneumonia: using the right concentration in the right place. Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America 2010 Apr; 31(4).
Dangayach NS, Panchabhai TS. Point-of-care international normalized ratio measurements to assess eligibility for thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: some thoughts. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 2010 May; 41(5).
Panchabhai TS, Dangayach NS, Mehta VS, Patankar CV, Rege NN. A cross-sectional evaluation of computer literacy among medical students at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Mumbai, Bombay. Journal of postgraduate medicine; 57(1).