- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
- Hospital Affiliations
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
Dr. Motivala is a graduate of McGill University, Canada, where she obtained a degree in Cell Biology and graduated with great distinction. She obtained her MD at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she was the elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honors medical society. Dr. Motivala completed an internship in General Surgery followed by a residency in Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Motivala’s clinical focus is on general cranial and spinal neurosurgery, back pain, and minimally invasive spinal decompression and fusion techniques for degenerative, scoliotic, traumatic and neoplastic spinal disorders.
Dr. Motivala partners with patients to identify their specific goals for treatment, and believes back pain recovery requires a holistic approach. She collaborates closely with a multidisciplinary team pain management specialists, rehabilitation medicine experts, to offer individualized treatment plans and ensure the highest quality of care.
Dr. Motivala has authored numerous original publications and several book chapters on a variety of topics in neurosurgery. Dr. Motivala is also fluent in French.
- Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer
- Brain, Spine Tumors
- Chiari Malformation
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Pituitary Adenoma
- Spinal Fusion
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Dr.Motivala did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2016 and/or 2017: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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