Neha S Dangayach

Neha S Dangayach, MD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery


Neurology, Neurosurgery

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:

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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.

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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