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Tarun Bhalla, M.D., Ph.D


Clinical Interests

Aneurysm, AVM; Cerebrovascular, Stroke, Carotid Stenosis; Cranial Surgery; Pain Management; Trigeminal Neuralgia, Facial Pain

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-1900

Office: (585) 273-1900

Fax: (585) 276-2663

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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.


Faculty Appointments


  • Neurological Surgery

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Internship in Surgery-General at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2013
Residency in Neurological Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013
Fellowship in at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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2004 - 2006
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
Sponsor: National Institute of Health

Trainee Award, Annual Meeting
Sponsor: American Society for Clinical Investigation

1999 - 2006
Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship
Sponsor: National Institute of Health

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Sponsor: Drew University

Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society
Sponsor: Drew University

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Journal Articles

Spiotta AM, James RF, Lowe SR, Vargas J, Turk AS, Chaudry MI, Bhalla T, Janjua RM, Delaney JJ, Quintero-Wolfe S, Turner RD. "Balloon-augmented Onyx embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformations using a dual-lumen balloon: a multicenter experience." Journal of neurointerventional surgery.. 2015 Oct 0; 7(10):721-7. Epub 2014 Aug 12.

Bilbao CJ, Bhalla T, Dalal S, Patel H, Dehdashti AR. "Comparison of indocyanine green fluorescent angiography to digital subtraction angiography in brain arteriovenous malformation surgery." Acta neurochirurgica.. 2015 Mar 0; 157(3):351-9. Epub 2014 Dec 10.

Pham N, Sivapatham T, Hussain MS, Bhalla T, Masaryk TJ, Hui FK. "Particle embolization of the bilateral superior and inferior alveolar arteries for life threatening dental socket hemorrhage." Journal of neurointerventional surgery.. 2012 Jul 0; 4(4):e20. Epub 2011 Aug 09.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Spinal Dural Vascular Malformations
Book Title: Spine Surgery: Techniques Complications Avoidance and Management
Author List: Batjer HH.; Bhalla T.; Rasmussen PA.; Spiotta A.; Spetzler R.
Edited By: Benzel EC.
Published By: Saunders2012

Chapter Title: Post-traumatic and idiopathic syringomyelia
Book Title: Spine Surgery: Techniques Complications Avoidance and Management
Author List: Bhalla T.; Krishananey A.
Edited By: Benzel EC.
Published By: Saunders2012

Chapter Title: An Interspinous Device for Lumbar Stenosis
Book Title: Minimally Invasive Spine Fusion
Author List: Bhalla T.; Steinmetz MP.
Edited By: Perez-Cruet, Pimenta Beisse, Kim
Published By: Quality Medical Publishing2011 in St. Louis, MO