Dr. Aman Patel
Robert G. and Jean A. Ojemann Endowed Professor of Neurosurgery and Associate Professor of Radiology and Neurology at Harvard Medical School
Dr. Patel is currently the Robert G. and Jean A. Ojemann Endowed Professor of Neurosurgery and Associate Professor of Radiology and Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs within the Department of Neurosurgery and Director of the Neuro-endovascular and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Programs at Massachusetts General Hospital with clinical focus on the treatment of cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations and stroke. Dr. Patel leads a multi-disciplinary group of neurosurgeons, radiologists and neurologists with a focus on the care of patients with cerebrovascular disease across the specialties of neurosurgery, radiology and neurology. Previously, he was at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York as Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Director Cerebrovascular/Endovascular Neurosurgery, Co-Director Stroke Program, Vice-Chairman Department of Neurosurgery and Program Director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program. He started that program in 2001 after completing post-graduate training in neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology at UCLA with a focus on the care of patients with cerebrovascular disease across the specialties of neurosurgery, radiology and neurology. This collaborative approach led to the growth of the Mount Sinai program becoming one of the busiest centers in New York City.
He is currently the Program Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Neurosurgery Residency Program. In this capacity, he is involved in leading the recruitment, surgical training, scheduling and educational activities of the 21-neurosurgical residents at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition, he is the program director of the Neuro-endovascular Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. In this role, he has been involved in the training of multiple individuals who now currently practice as endovascular neurosurgeons/neurologists, or interventional neuroradiologists in academic and clinical practice nationally and internationally.
Dr. Patel is on the Executive Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Cerebrovascular Section and involved in the organization of national meetings and courses. Within this organization he is on the educational and guidelines committees that help formulate guidelines for treatment and education. Dr. Patel is also a member of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, which is comprised of Neurosurgical Department Chairs, Residency Program Directors and other senior educational leaders, and is the oldest neurosurgical professional organization in the world. The Society holds as its principal mission the design of curriculum and implementation of neurosurgical residency and fellowship education in North America. Finally, Dr. Patel is involved in multiple studies that investigate treatments related to ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, new devices and new techniques, aneurysm flow dynamics and markers related to higher aneurysm risk.