Neha S Dangayach

Neha S Dangayach, MD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery


Neurosurgery, Neurology

Research Topics:

Brain Imaging, Cognitive Neuroscience, Critical Care, Neuro-degeneration/protection

Neha S. Dangayach MD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and serves as Director of Neuroemergencies Management and Transfers (NEMAT) for the Mount Sinai Health System, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Director at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Research Co-director for the Institute for Critical Care Medicine (ICCM). As the Co-director of the Mount Sinai Hospital’s busy NSICU, Dr. Dangayach collaborates with a compassionate team to provide world-class patient-centered Neurocritical Care. She is conducting research focused on resilience, spirituality and recovery in critical care.

Dr. Dangayach is responsible for the management of critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients, specializing in:

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Dr. Dangayach graduated from one of the top medical schools in India, Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai (2007). She trained in Neurology at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (2012) followed by a clinical fellowship in Neurocritical Care at Columbia and Cornell Universities, New York (2014).

As the Director for NEMAT, Dr. Dangayach has establised a program based on the principles of patient -centered care, standardized workflow and high fidelity triage. The goal of this program is to ensure right care, right time for every neuroemergency 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. As the Director of the Neurocritical Care Fellowship program with interdisciplinary collaboration from Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Institute for Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Dangayach's goal is to create a well-rounded thriving program that will train leading Neurosintensivists of the future. She was even awarded the Tauba Pasik Award for Teaching Excellence in the Neurosciences by the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai Health System in 2017.

Dr. Dangayach is an advocate for patient-centered care, collaborative success, positive thinking and FOAMed/FOAMcc (Free Open Access Medical Education/Free Open Access Medical Critical Care). She serves on the Social Media Committee of the Society of Critical Medicine (SCCM) and 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 NCS, Society of Vascular Interventional Neurology (SVIN), SCCM and American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), American Academy of Neurology among others. Dr. Dangayach is a member of several professional societies, and a reviewer for several journals, including Critical Care Medicine, the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, BMC Medical Education, BMC Neurology, and Journal of Palliative Care Medicine. She has published over 30 peer reviewed and several book chapters.

In her role as ICCM Research Co-director, Dr. Dangayach has established inter-departmental and multi-institutional collaborations for outcomes research and clinical trials. She will serve as the National PI for a study endorsed by the SCCM’s DiscoveryNet and the Neurocritical Care Society’s (NCS) Neurocritical Care Research Network (NCRN) to understand post intensive care syndrome (PICS) among neurologically vulnerable patients.


Clinical Focus


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

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