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Dr. Saadi Ghatan, MD


New York, NY

About Dr. Saadi Ghatan

Dr. Saadi Ghatan is the Chair of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai West and Director of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program of the Mount Sinai Health System. He 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). In collaboration with Steve Wolf, MD and Patty McGoldrick, NP, 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. He is consistently named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly and a Super Doctor.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan


  • Neurosurgeon

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Hospital affiliations

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke’s
  • Mount Sinai West
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Board certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Washington, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Washington Medical Center, Residency in General Surgery
  • University of Washington Medical Center, Residency in Neurosurgery
  • Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Residency in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Professional memberships

  • Dr. Ghatan is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Ellis JA, Anderson RC, O'Hanlon J, Goodman RR, Feldstein NA, Ghatan S. Internal cranial expansion surgery for the treatment of refractory idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics 2012 Jul; 10(1).
  • Anderson RC, Ghatan S, Feldstein NA. Surgical approaches to tumors of the lateral ventricle. Neurosurgery clinics of North America 2003 Oct; 14(4).
  • Morrison RS, Kinoshita Y, Johnson MD, Ghatan S, Ho JT, Garden G. Neuronal survival and cell death signaling pathways. Advances in experimental medicine and biology 2002; 513.
  • Silber JR, Blank A, Bobola MS, Ghatan S, Kolstoe DD, Berger MS. O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase-deficient phenotype in human gliomas: frequency and time to tumor progression after alkylating agent-based chemotherapy. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research 1999 Apr; 5(4).
  • 2012,Top Doctors,Castle Connolly New York Metro Area

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

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Dr. Saadi Ghatan's office location

Mt.Sinai West-Dept of Neurosciences-Neurosurgery

1000 10th Ave, Ste 10C

New York, NY 10019

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