Neha S Dangayach, MD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurology
Research Topics:Brain Imaging, Cognitive Neuroscience, 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 an attending physician in The Mount Sinai Hospital’s busy NSICU, Dr. Dangayach collaborates with a multi-disciplinary compassionate team to provide world-class patient and family-centered neurocritical care, leading the next generation of physicians by her example. She is conducting research focused on resilience and recovery in critical care.
Dr. Dangayach is responsible for the management of critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients, specializing in:
Coma in stroke subtypes
Acute Ischemic Stroke, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Meningitis and Meningoencephalitis
- Status Epilepticus
- Neuromuscular Emergencies
- Fulminant Hepatic Failure
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
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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 of NEMAT, Dr. Dangayach is building a Mount Sinai healthcare system-wide neuroemergencies service-line. NEMAT is based on the principles of patient centered care, standardized workflow and high fidelity triage so every patient can get the right level of care in the safest and fastest possible way. 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 thriving, well-rounded program that will train leading neurosintensivists of the future and was even awarded the Tauba Pasik Award Teaching Excellence in the Neurosciences by the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai Health System.
Dr. Dangayach is an advocate for patient and family-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 Task Forces of Society of Critical Medicine (SCCM) and American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).
In her role as ICCM Research Co-director, Dr. Dangayach has established inter-departmental and multi-institutional collaborations for outcomes research. She is 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.
Dr. Dangayach serves on various committees of the NCS and SCCM. 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). 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 served as a nominated member of the Acculturation committee of the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and continues to serve as an advisor for incoming international graduates.
- Anoxic Brain Damage
- Arteriovenous Malformations
- CT Scan Of The Head
- Cardiac Arrest
- Critical Care Medicine
- Doppler Ultrasound
- Guillain-Barré Syndrome
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
- 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
She has authored several peer reviewed publications and book chapters. She is the site PI for several clinical trials in stroke and critical care. In her role as ICCM research co-director, she has established inter-departmental and multi-institutional collaborations for outcomes research. She will serve as the National PI for a study endorsed by the SCCM’s DiscoveryNet and the NCS Neurocritical Care Research Network (NCRN) to understand post intensive care syndrome (PICS) among neurologically vulnerable patients. Her research interests focus on resilience and recovery in critical care. Mount Sinai Resilience Programs: These two programs build on Mount Sinai’s long standing tradition of Resilience research: Mount Sinai Critical Care Resilience Program (MSCCRP) for critically ill patients and Mount Sinai Surgical Resilience Programs (MSSRP) for patients undergoing elective surgical procedures. These programs are based on the key principles of 1) Measuring Reserve and Vulnerability 2) Patient and Family Centered Care: Shared decision making 3) Enhanced Recovery 4) Learning Healthcare System 5) Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Objectives 1) To promote resilience, decrease length of stay, prevent re-hospitalization, prevent post-ICU and post-hospitalization syndromes (PICS). 2) To create synergistic working groups throughout the hospital to promote resilience among surgical patients and among critically ill patients. 3) To generate seminal literature, create collaborations for pilot and multi-centric studies Other research interests include novel techniques for medical education. While she was a fellow in Neurocritical Care along she served as a co-investigator on two grants to prove the feasibility of teaching neurological emergencies to residents using high fidelity simulation from the American Academy of Neurology and the Apgar Foundation. SHINE: This NIH funded study seeks to determine whether tight versus liberal glycemic control in patients with acute ischemic stroke leads to better outcomes. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01369069 STATUS: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02477618 ASTROH: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02501434
- Futility Study of Deferoxamine Mesylate in Intracerebral Hemorrage (iDEF Trial)
There is an unmet need for safe and effective neuroprotective strategies to target the secondary effects of Intracerebral Hemorrage (ICH) in order to limit brain injury, facilitate neuronal repair, and improve functional outcome. The iron chelator, deferoxamine mesylate (DFO),...
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).