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Neha S Dangayach, MD Email Neha Dangayach

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    • Positions
    • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
    • Specialties
    • Neurosurgery
    • Neurocritical Care
    • Neurology
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
    • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
    • Mount Sinai Queens
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Neha S. Dangayach MD, MSCR is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Dr. Dangayach serves as the Director of Neuroemergencies Management and Transfers (NEMAT) for the Mount Sinai Health System, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Director and Research Co-Director for the Institute for Critical Care Medicine (ICCM). She is also a Co-Director of the Mount Sinai Hospital’s busy NSICU and collaborates with a compassionate team to provide world-class patient-centered Neurocritical Care. She leads the Mount Sinai Critical Care Resilience Program (MSCCRP), a multidisciplinary program including intensivists, nursing, social workers, physical, occupation and speech therapists, chaplains, nutritionists among others. Several projects under this program seek to help patients and families cope with ICU recovery. Her research focuses on resilience, spirituality and recovery in critical care; inter-hospital transfers for neuroemergencies and social media in medicine.


Dr. Dangayach specializes in the management of critically-ill neurological and neurosurgical patients diagnosed with:

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

As the Director for NEMAT, Dr. Dangayach has established a program for neuroemergencies based on the principles of patient-centered care, standardized workflow, and high fidelity triage to ensure the right care for the right patient at the right time 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. She was awarded the Tauba Pasik Award for Teaching Excellence in Neurosciences by the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai Health System in 2017. She was awarded the Neuroscience Physician of the Year for Mount Sinai Hospital in 2019.

As the Director of the Neurocritical Care Fellowship program with interdisciplinary collaboration from Neurosurgery, Neurology, and the Institute for Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Dangayach's goal is to create a well-rounded thriving program that will train leading neurointensivists of the future.

Dr. Dangayach is an advocate for patient-centered care, collaborative success, positive thinking and social media in medicine. She serves on the Social Media Committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the 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 Neurocritical care society (NCS), Society of Vascular Interventional Neurology (SVIN), SCCM and American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and American Academy of Neurology (AAN), among others. Dr. Dangayach is a member of several professional societies and a reviewer for several journals, including Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Neurocritical care, the Journal of Neurological Sciences, the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, BMC Medical Education, BMC Neurology, and Journal of Palliative Care Medicine. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters and is a co-editor for a textbook on neuro-prognostication in critical care. For a full list of Dr. Dangayach's publications, visit

In her role as ICCM Research Co-Director, Dr. Dangayach has established inter-departmental and multi-institutional collaborations for outcomes in research and clinical trials. She is the site PI for the SCCM's THRIVE initiative and Post-ICU recovery clinic project.



Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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