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Tarun Bhalla, M.D., Ph.D

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Appointment: (585) 273-1900

Office: (585) 273-1900

Fax: (585) 276-2663

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Medicine, Neurosurgery, Surgery


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.



  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD | University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2012
Residency in Neurological Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) 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

Schartz D, Akkipeddi SMK, Ellens N, Rahmani R, Kohli GS, Bruckel J, Caplan JM, Mattingly TK, Bhalla T, Bender MT. "Complications of transradial versus transfemoral access for neuroendovascular procedures: a meta-analysis." Journal of neurointerventional surgery.. 2021 Sep 3; Epub 2021 Sep 03.

Susa S, Rahmani R, Conover D, Carr S, Ellens N, Proper D, Le Roux P, Catapano J, Srinivasan V, Bhalla T. "Safety of the Mobile Stroke Unit: A Descriptive Review and Results of Radiation Monitoring." Stroke.. 2021 Aug; 52(8):e497-e498. Epub 2021 Jun 04.

Towner JE, Rahmani R, Zammit CG, Khan IR, Paul DA, Bhalla T, Roberts DE. "Mechanical ventilation in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: systematic review and recommendations." Critical care : the official journal of the Critical Care Forum.. 2020 Sep 24; 24(1):575. Epub 2020 Sep 24.

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: Saunders 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

Chapter Title: Concepts and Mechanisms of Spinal Biomechanics
Book Title: Youmans Textbook of Neurological Surgery
Author List: Miele VJ.; Bhalla T.; Jones GA.; Benzel EC.
Published By: Youmans 2011