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    • Positions
    • PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
    • PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
    • Specialties
    • Neurosurgery
    • Pediatric Neurosurgery
    • Languages
    • English
    • Farsi (Persian)
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West

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Dr. Saadi Ghatan is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Chair of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside for the Mount Sinai Health System. He also serves as Director of the health system's Pediatric Neurosurgery Program. Dr. Ghatan is board certified in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery, fellowship trained in pediatric neurosurgery, and treats neonates, children, adolescents, and adults at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

Dr. Ghatan completed his residency and a fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington, as well as clinical and research fellowships in London, England.

His clinical interests include the treatment of nervous system conditions in the head, brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Specifically, he treats patients with epilepsy, brain and spinal cord tumors, arteriovenous malformations, craniofacial disorders, chiari malformations, syringomyelia, tethered spinal cords, spasticity, and hydrocephalus. He is an expert in minimally invasive neurosurgery with endoscopy and brain mapping with electrophysiological monitoring, and he is also a leader in epilepsy surgery, including resective and palliative surgery (corpus callosotomy, VNS, RNS).

Dr. Ghatan spearheaded the growth and success of the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai West. His most recent research includes studies on epilepsy surgery outcomes and surgical treatment for epilepsies associated with vascular malformations, autism, and strokes.

Dr. Ghatan has authored numerous chapters, has authored and co-authored peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, and has presented posters and presentations at many regional, national and international meetings, including the American Epilepsy Society and the International Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Conference.

He is consistently named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly and a Super Doctor. He participates in a telemedicine program to bring neurosurgical care to residents of Upstate New York who have limited access to world class neurosurgical centers and may be unable to travel easily to a major center.


  • Read about Dr. Ghatan’s and Dr. Fedor Panov’s study on the safety and efficacy of Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) in pediatric patients with drug-resistant epilepsy
  • Read about how Dr. Ghatan and Dr. Peter Morgenstern removed a rare pineal parenchymal tumor in a 14-year-old patient


Neurological Surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Neoplasm
  • Brain / Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Brain Compression
  • Brain Cyst
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Infection
  • Brain Malformation
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Trauma / Injury
  • Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer
  • Burning Sensation in Limbs
  • Cavernous Malformations
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Concussion
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Disc Disease of Neck and Back
  • Diskectomy / Discectomy
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Facial Pain
  • Headache
  • Hemangioma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Intracranial Stenosis
  • Intrathecal Pain Pump Insertion
  • Laminectomy
  • Leg Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lymphoma
  • Meningioma
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Muscle Weakness / Palsy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Inflammation / Neuritis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurostimulation / TENS
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Macroadenomas
  • Sciatica
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spasmodic Torticollis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Disorder
  • Spinal Cord Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Reconstructive Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Second Opinion
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Suprasellar Tumor
  • Syrinx
  • Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Tingling / Numbness / Weakness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


MD, University of Washington Medical Center

Residency, General Surgery
University of Washington Medical Center

Residency, Neurosurgery
University of Washington Medical Center

Fellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center


English, Farsi (Persian)