Skip to content
Tarun Bhalla, M.D., Ph.D

Tarun Bhalla, M.D., Ph.D

Pain Management , Neurosurgery , Neuromedicine Pain Management , Surgery

4.6 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Accountable Health Partner Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a network of over 2,000 community and UR medical faculty and a dozen leading hospitals throughout the region. AHP offers a full range of care.
Accepting New Patients

Contact

Locations

Neurosurgery

2180 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Neurosurgery

905 Hanshaw Road, Suite A
Ithaca, NY 14850

About Me

Dr. Tarun Bhalla has joined URMC as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Imaging Sciences and Director of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Services at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

He was previously at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA where he served for 3 ye...
Dr. Tarun Bhalla has joined URMC as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Imaging Sciences and Director of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Services at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

He was previously at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA where he served for 3 years as the Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery.

Dr. Bhalla did his residency training, as well as a Surgical Endovascular Neuroradiology Fellowship, at the Cleveland Clinic.

His interests include open cerebrovascular and endovascular treatment for spinal and cerebrovascular disease including stroke, aneurysms, AVMs, carotid/vertebral disease and trigeminal neuralgia.

Certified Specialties

Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD)

Associate Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Joint

Associate Professor - Department of Neurology (SMD) - Joint

Connect with Tarun Bhalla, M.D., Ph.D

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Neuroradiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. 2012 - 2013

Residency, Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. 2007 - 2012

Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), Cleveland Clinic Foundation. 2006 - 2007

Education

MD | University of Connecticut School of Medicine. 2006

Awards

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award. 2004 - 2006

Trainee Award, Annual Meeting. 2001

Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship. 1999 - 2006

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. 1999

Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society. 1998

Publications

Journal Articles

Safety and efficacy comparison of embolic agents for middle meningeal artery embolization for chronic subdural hematoma.

Ellens NR, Schartz D, Kohli G, Rahmani R, Akkipeddi SMK, Mattingly TK, Bhalla T, Bender MT

Journal of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery.. 2023 October 13 Epub 10/13/2023.

CT hyperdense cerebral artery sign reflects distinct proteomic composition in acute ischemic stroke thrombus.

Schartz D, Akkipeddi SMK, Chittaranjan S, Rahmani R, Gunturi A, Ellens N, Kohli GS, Kessler A, Mattingly T, Morrell C, Bhalla T, Bender MT

Journal of neurointerventional surgery.. 2023 March 6 Epub 03/06/2023.

Preoperative Embolization of Meningiomas Facilitates Reduced Surgical Complications and Improved Clinical Outcomes : A Meta-analysis of Matched Cohort Studies.

Schartz D, Furst T, Ellens N, Kohli GS, Rahmani R, Akkipeddi SMK, Schmidt T, Bhalla T, Mattingly T, Bender MT

Clinical neuroradiology.. 2023 February 28 Epub 02/28/2023.

Mechanical Thrombectomy for Ischemic Stroke Secondary to Large Vessel Occlusions in Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.

Kohli G, George DD, Grenga A, Santangelo G, Gosev I, Schartz D, Kessler A, Khan I, Barrus B, Gu Y, Bhalla T, Mattingly TK, Bender MT

Cerebrovascular diseases.. 2023 January 30 :1-7. Epub 01/30/2023.

Endovascular thrombectomy with or without intravenous thrombolysis in acute basilar artery occlusion ischemic stroke: A meta-analysis.

Kohli GS, Schartz D, Whyte R, Akkipeddi SM, Ellens NR, Bhalla T, Mattingly TK, Bender MT

Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association.. 2022 December 31 (12):106847. Epub 10/28/2022.

Approaches to and outcomes of intra-arterial tPA in embolectomy for large vessel occlusion.

Kohli GS, Whyte R, Schartz D, Rahmani R, Ellens NR, Susa ST, Bhalla T, Mattingly TK, Bender MT

Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association.. 2022 October 31 (10):106717. Epub 08/19/2022.

Observation versus intervention for Borden type I intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula: A pooled analysis of 469 patients.

Schartz D, Rahmani R, Gunturi A, Kohli GS, Akkipeddi SMK, Ellens NR, Romiyo P, Kessler A, Bhalla T, Mattingly TK, Bender MT

Interventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences.. 2022 September 13 :15910199221127070. Epub 09/13/2022.

Impact of aspiration catheter size on clinical outcomes in aspiration thrombectomy.

Schartz D, Ellens N, Kohli GS, Rahmani R, Akkipeddi SMK, Colby GP, Hui F, Bhalla T, Mattingly T, Bender MT

Journal of neurointerventional surgery.. 2022 August 2 Epub 08/02/2022.

Endovascular Therapy is Effective for Large Vessel Occlusion Despite Concurrent Cancer.

Mattingly TK, Risco JE, Burch JE, Whyte R, Kohli GS, Susa S, Bhalla T, Bender MT

Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association.. 2022 June 31 (6):106439. Epub 03/18/2022.

A Meta-analysis of Combined Aspiration Catheter and Stent Retriever versus Stent Retriever Alone for Large-Vessel Occlusion Ischemic Stroke.

Schartz DA, Ellens NR, Kohli GS, Akkipeddi SMK, Colby GP, Bhalla T, Mattingly TK, Bender MT

AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology.. 2022 April 43 (4):568-574. Epub 03/17/2022.

Mobile Stroke Unit Operational Metrics: Institutional Experience, Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Ellens NR, Schartz D, Rahmani R, Akkipeddi SMK, Kelly AG, Benesch CG, Parker SA, Burgett JL, Proper D, Pilcher WH, Mattingly TK, Grotta JC, Bhalla T, Bender MT

Frontiers in neurology. 2022 13 :868051. Epub 05/09/2022.

Mobile stroke care expedites intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular thrombectomy.

Bender MT, Mattingly TK, Rahmani R, Proper D, Burnett WA, Burgett JL, LEsperance J, Cushman JT, Pilcher WH, Benesch CG, Kelly AG, Bhalla T

Stroke and vascular neurology.. 2021 December 24 Epub 12/24/2021.

Complications of transradial versus transfemoral access for neuroendovascular procedures: a meta-analysis.

Schartz D, Akkipeddi SMK, Ellens N, Rahmani R, Kohli GS, Bruckel J, Caplan JM, Mattingly TK, Bhalla T, Bender MT

Journal of neurointerventional surgery.. 2021 September 3 Epub 09/03/2021.

Safety of the Mobile Stroke Unit: A Descriptive Review and Results of Radiation Monitoring.

Susa S, Rahmani R, Conover D, Carr S, Ellens N, Proper D, Le Roux P, Catapano J, Srinivasan V, Bhalla T

Stroke.. 2021 August 52 (8):e497-e498. Epub 06/04/2021.

Mechanical ventilation in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: systematic review and recommendations.

Towner JE, Rahmani R, Zammit CG, Khan IR, Paul DA, Bhalla T, Roberts DE

Critical care : the official journal of the Critical Care Forum.. 2020 September 2424 (1):575. Epub 09/24/2020.

Mobile stroke units: taking stroke care to the patient.

Bhalla T, Rahmani R, Le Roux P

Current opinion in critical care.. 2020 April 26 (2):87-96. Epub 1900 01 01.

Trends in Interhospital Transfers and Mechanical Thrombectomy for United States Acute Ischemic Stroke Inpatients.

George BP, Pieters TA, Zammit CG, Kelly AG, Sheth KN, Bhalla T

Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association.. 2019 April 28 (4):980-987. Epub 01/08/2019.

Coil and Onyx embolization of a torcular herophili dural arteriovenous fistula in a full-term neonate with advanced heart failure using a transumbilical approach.

Koutsouras GW, Rahmani R, Schmidt T, Silberstein H, Bhalla T

Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics.. 2018 October 523 (1):80-85. Epub 1900 01 01.

Molecular insights into the activity and mechanism of cyanide hydratase enzyme associated with cyanide biodegradation by Serratia marcescens.

Kushwaha M, Kumar V, Mahajan R, Bhalla TC, Chatterjee S, Akhter Y

Archives of microbiology.. 2018 August 200 (6):971-977. Epub 05/09/2018.

A Comparison of Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Abnormalities Following Balloon Remodeling for Aneurysm Coil Embolization in the Ruptured vs Unruptured Setting.

Lowe SR, Bhalla T, Tillman H, Chaudry MI, Turk AS, Turner RD, Spiotta AM

Neurosurgery.. 2018 April 182 (4):516-524. Epub 1900 01 01.

Anatomical Study of Percutaneous Trigeminal Compressive Balloon Positioning on Merged 3-D Rotational X-Ray and Preprocedural Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Sandwell S, Montoya S, Towner JE, Markman JD, Schell MC, Bhalla T

Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.. 2018 96 (3):182-189. Epub 07/20/2018.

Optimizing the securement of epidural catheters: an in vitro trial.

Hakim M, Froyshteter AB, Walia H, Tumin D, Veneziano G, Bhalla T, Tobias JD

Local and regional anesthesia.. 2018 11 :31-34. Epub 07/17/2018.

Pharmacy-Mediated Antiplatelet Management Algorithm Surrounding Neurointerventional Stenting and Flow Diversion Procedures.

Griessenauer CJ, Dalal SS, Grassi SA, Bhalla T, Schirmer CM

World neurosurgery.. 2017 October 106 :981-982. Epub 1900 01 01.

Comparison of indocyanine green fluorescent angiography to digital subtraction angiography in brain arteriovenous malformation surgery.

Bilbao CJ, Bhalla T, Dalal S, Patel H, Dehdashti AR

Acta neurochirurgica.. 2015 March 157 (3):351-9. Epub 12/10/2014.

A prospective, open-label trial of clevidipine for controlled hypotension during posterior spinal fusion.

Kako H, Gable A, Martin D, Beebe A, Thung A, Samora W, Klamar J, Bhalla T, Tobias JD

The journal of pediatric pharmacology and therapeutics : JPPT : the official journal of PPAG.. 2015 20 (1):54-60. Epub 1900 01 01.

A preliminary study of volatile agents or total intravenous anesthesia for neurophysiological monitoring during posterior spinal fusion in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis.

Martin DP, Bhalla T, Thung A, Rice J, Beebe A, Samora W, Klamar J, Tobias JD

Spine.. 2014 October 1539 (22):E1318-24. Epub 1900 01 01.

Particle embolization of the bilateral superior and inferior alveolar arteries for life threatening dental socket hemorrhage.

Pham N, Sivapatham T, Hussain MS, Bhalla T, Masaryk TJ, Hui FK

Journal of neurointerventional surgery.. 2012 July 4 (4):e20. Epub 08/09/2011.

O-011 Rate of ischemic events detected by magnetic resonance imaging following balloon remodeling for the treatment of aneurysms in the ruptured and unruptured setting.

Spiotta AM.; Wu O.; Bhalla T.; Hui FK.; Moskowitz SI.

Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. 2012; 4: A31-A32.

E-029 Balloon-augmented target vessel sacrifice with liquid embolic agents.

Bhalla T.; Spiotta AM.; Hui FK.

Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. 2012; 4: A58.

Acute exertional paraspinal compartment syndrome.

Calvert N, Bhalla T, Twerenbold R

ANZ journal of surgery.. 2012 82 (7-8):564-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

An analysis of inflation times during balloon-assisted aneurysm coil embolization and ischemic complications.

Spiotta AM, Bhalla T, Hussain MS, Sivapatham T, Batra A, Hui F, Rasmussen PA, Moskowitz SI

Stroke.. 2011 April 42 (4):1051-5. Epub 02/10/2011.

E-011 Merci retrievers as access adjuncts for reperfusion catheters: the grappling hook technique.

Hui FK.; Hussain MS.; Spiotta AM.; Bhalla T.; Toth G., Moskowitz SI.; Elgabaly M.; Sivapatham T.; Jafari N.

Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. 2011; 3(Supple 1): A34-A35.

Books

Spine Surgery: Techniques Complications Avoidance and Management (2012)

Chapter: Spinal Dural Vascular Malformations

Authors: Batjer HH.; Bhalla T.; Rasmussen PA.; Spiotta A.; Spetzler R.

Publisher: Saunders 2012

Spine Surgery: Techniques Complications Avoidance and Management (2012)

Chapter: Post-traumatic and idiopathic syringomyelia

Authors: Bhalla T.; Krishananey A.

Publisher: Saunders 2012

Minimally Invasive Spine Fusion (2011)

Chapter: An Interspinous Device for Lumbar Stenosis

Authors: Bhalla T.; Steinmetz MP.

Publisher: Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, MO 2011

Minimally Invasive Spine Fusion (2011)

Chapter: Minimally Invasive Retractor Systems for Lumbar Surgery

Authors: Bhalla T.; Steinmetz MP.

Publisher: Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, MO 2011

Youmans Textbook of Neurological Surgery (2011)

Chapter: Concepts and Mechanisms of Spinal Biomechanics

Authors: Miele VJ.; Bhalla T.; Jones GA.; Benzel EC.

Publisher: Youmans 2011

Ratings & Comments

At URMC, we believe that patients should be empowered to make the right decisions regarding their personal healthcare. To do so, transparency is critical. URMC partners with Press Ganey, to survey our patients about all aspects of their care experience. We are now putting this pertinent information at your fingertips by displaying star ratings for our providers along with anonymous patient comments on our website. This will help you make better-informed choices about how and with whom you seek care. Click here to learn more about the surveys used to generate this vital information. Learn more about our survey process.

Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.5 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.6 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.6 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Bhalla is always concern and open.

Dec 20, 2023

Very caring and compassionate doctor.

Nov 19, 2022

5.0 stars

Dr Bhalla - good advice, next step, another balloon Risotomy when I'm ready. [...] these Doctors are very good!

Oct 19, 2022