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Tarun Bhalla, M.D., Ph.D

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-1900

Office: (585) 273-1900

Fax: (585) 276-2663

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Neurosurgery

Biography

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.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education

1999
BA | Drew University
Biology

2004
PhD | University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Developmental Biology

2006
MD | University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

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

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Awards

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

2001
Trainee Award, Annual Meeting
Sponsor: American Society for Clinical Investigation

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

1999
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Sponsor: Drew University

1998
Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society
Sponsor: Drew University

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Publications

Journal Articles

10/2019
Stevens J, Bhalla T. "A new OPIATE (Optimizing Positive Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen Treatment Expectations) model: A brief comment on "Concurrent and lagged associations of prescription opioid use with pain and negative affect in the daily lives of chronic pain patients" (Carpenter, Lane, Bruehl, & Trull, 2019)." Journal of consulting and clinical psychology.. 2019 Oct 0; 87(10):887-892.

9/18/2019
Garcia-Marcinkiewicz AG, Adams HD, Gurnaney H, Patel V, Jagannathan N, Burjek N, Mensinger JL, Zhang B, Peeples KN, Kovatsis PG, Fiadjoe JE, von Ungern-Sternberg BS, Sommerfield D, Holmes C, Sabato S, Ravula N, Jette C, Mireles S, Matava C, Whyte S, Vega E, Yang L, Echeverry-Marin P, Pérez-Pradilla C, Polaner D, Starker E, Zieg J, Szolnoki J, Lee A, Heitmiller E, Rehman M, Fernandez A, Meserve J, McCloskey J, Dalesio N, Koka R, Greenberg R, Park R, Peyton J, Bhattacharya S, Reynolds P, Lewis I, Haydar B, Therrian M, Sarmiento L, Richtsfeld M, Belani K, Robertson S, Sathyamoorthy K, Schrock C, de Graaff J, Soneru C, Singh N, Chiao F, Taicher B, Templeton T, Castro P, Riveros Perez NR, Raman VT, Beltran R, Bhalla T, Stricker P, Lockman JL, Gálvez J, Isserman R, Struyk B, Ward C, Hsu G, Nishisaki A, Kodavatiganti R, Ramos LS, Scheu E, Watkins S, Goldfarb T, Olomu P, Szmuk P, Hopkins P, Glover C, Nguyen K, Olutoye O, Jain R, Matuszczak M, Hunyady A, Bosenberg A, Tham S, Low D, Rosas GB, Fehr J, Lee LK, Iyah I, Patel R, Gooden C, , . "A Retrospective Analysis of Neuromuscular Blocking Drug Use and Ventilation Technique on Complications in the Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry Using Propensity Score Matching." Anesthesia and analgesia.. 2019 Sep 18; Epub 2019 Sep 18.

8/6/2019
Tumin D, Frech A, Lynch JL, Raman VT, Bhalla T, Tobias JD. "Weight Gain Trajectory and Pain Interference in Young Adulthood: Evidence from a Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study." Pain medicine : the official journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.. 2019 Aug 6; Epub 2019 Aug 06.

Books & Chapters

2012
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: Saunders 2012

2012
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: Saunders 2012

2011
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 Publishing 2011 in St. Louis, MO

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