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Physician Bios


Amrit K. Chiluwal, MD

Fellowship-trained Neurological Surgeon

Dr. Amrit K. Chiluwal is a fellowship trained neurosurgeon who believes in patient-centered care. He obtained his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed his neurosurgery residency at Northwell Health. During his training, he completed an enfolded focused training in minimally invasive spine surgery and, in his final year of training, was appointed chief resident. Dr. Chiluwal underwent an additional year of fellowship training in complex cranial, cerebrovascular and complex brain tumor surgery at the prestigious Lenox Hill Hospital. His particular interest and expertise is in treating degenerative diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine, deep lesions/tumors of the brain and the skull base, cerebral bypass, aneurysms, carotid stenosis and brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).

Dr. Chiluwal believes that surgery should be the option of last resort. When surgery is necessary, he uses minimally invasive techniques to minimize postoperative pain and reduce recovery time. When appropriate, he also utilizes non-fusion techniques, such as artificial disc replacements, to restore range of motion and avoid spinal fusion. His emphasis on minimally invasive procedures carries over to cranial surgeries where smaller incisions, endoscopic techniques, and advanced GPS and fluorescence guided surgeries ensure that tumors deep in the brain and at the base of the skull are removed in the safest and least invasive possible manner.

Dr. Chiluwal has written book chapters and published multiple scholarly articles in prestigious neurosurgical journals. He has presented his work at national, international and regional neurosurgery conferences and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).

Dr. Chiluwal has volunteered neurosurgical services in different parts of the world and has collaborated with medical device companies to donate essential supplies to hospitals around the globe.

Dr. Chiluwal is fluent in Hindi, Nepali and Urdu. In his free time, he enjoys soccer, hiking, chess and traveling.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Schneider JR, Chiluwal AK, Nouri M, Prashant GN, Dehdashti AR. Retrosigmoid
    transhorizontal fissure approach to lateral pontine cavernous malformation: comparison to transpetrosal presigmoid retrolabyrinthine approach. J Neurosurg. June 2021. doi:10.3171/2020.12.JNS203608
  • Chiluwal AK, Nouri M, Knobel D, Dehdashti AR. Surgical Trapping of a Large Complex Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm With Double-Barrel Bypass: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown): May 2021. doi: 0.1093/ons/opab028
  • Klironomos G, Chiluwal AK, Dehdashti AR. Technical Note: Extreme Lateral Supracerebellar Approach for Resection of Superior Cerebellar Peduncle Arteriovenous Malformations. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). April 2021. doi: 10.1093/ons/opaa472
  • Chiluwal AK, Klironomos G, Dehdashti AR. Surgical Resection of a Complex Spetzler-Martin Grade IV Medial Sylvian Arteriovenous Malformation: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). Jul 2020. doi: 10.1093/ons/opz312
  • Kleshchova O, White TG, Kwan K, Chiluwal A, Anderson TA, Langer DJ. Resection of a Posterior Fossa Endodermal Cyst With Exoscopic Assistance: 2-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). May 2020. doi: 10.1093/ons/opz238.
  • Schneider JR, Chiluwal AK, Arapi O, Kwan K, Dehdashti AR. Near Total Versus Gross Total Resection of Large Vestibular Schwannomas: Facial Nerve Outcome. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). April 2020. doi:10.1093/ons/opaa056
  • Wagner KE, Binyamin TR, Colley P, Chiluwal AK, Harrop JS, Hawryluk GW, et al: Trauma. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown): 2019 Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ons/opz089
  • Li C, Chiluwal A, Afridi A, Chaung W, Powell K, Yang W-L, et al: Trigeminal NerveStimulation: A Novel Method of Resuscitation for Hemorrhagic Shock. Crit Care Med:2019 Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000003735
  • Klironomos G, Chiluwal A, Dehdashti AR: Staged Approach for Petroclival Meningioma Resection. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 80:S308–S309, 2019
  • Patel NV, Schneider J, Chiluwal A, Boockvar JA: Commentary: Intraoperative Strain Elastosonography in Brain Tumors Surgery. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown):2018 Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ons/opy366.
  • Chiluwal AK, Rothman A, Svrakic M, Dehdashti AR. Surgical outcome in smaller symptomatic vestibular schwannomas. Is there a role for surgery? Acta Neurochir. September 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00701-018-3674-x
  • Chiluwal A, Narayan RK, Chaung W, et al. Neuroprotective Effects of Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Sci Rep. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-07219 3.
  • Chiluwal A, Dehdashti AR. Surgical treatment of a complex Grade III Spetzler-Martin posterior temporal arteriovenous malformation. Neurosurg Focus. 2017;43(VideoSuppl1):V9.
  • Dehdashti AR, Chiluwal AK, Regli L. The Implication of Anterior Communicating Complex Rotation and 3-Dimensional Computerized Tomography Angiography Findings in Surgical Approach to Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms. World Neurosurg. 2016;91:34-42.
  • Limnuson K, Narayan RK, Chiluwal A, Golanov EV, Bouton CE, Li C. A User-Configurable Headstage for Multimodality Neuromonitoring in Freely Moving Rats. Front Neurosci. 2016;10:382.
  • Levy ZD, Du V, Chiluwal A, Chalif DJ, Ledoux DE. Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Infection with Mycobacterium abscessus: A Rare Cause of Ventriculitis. World Neurosurg. 2016; 86:510.e1-e4.
  • Chakraborty S, Bodhinayake I, Chiluwal A, et al. Neuro-oncology biotech industry progress report. J Neurooncol. 2016;128(1):175-182.
  • Limnuson K, Narayan RK, Chiluwal A, Bouton C, Ping Wang, Chunyan Li. Development of a brain monitoring system for multimodality investigation in awake rats. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2016;2016:4487-4490.

Book Chapter:

  • Chiluwal, AK; Ullman, JS. “Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury.” Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain (2nd Edition). Eds: Jack Jallo and Christopher Loftus. New York. Thieme; 2018.

Oral Presentations:

  • JAMAICA HOSPITAL FAMILY MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS 10/21/2021 “Degenerative Spine Disease: Background, Evaluation and Management”
  • ANNUAL NEUROSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM, 06/23/2018 “Neurosurgery In a Developing Country: A Resident’s Experience” “Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Mitigates Hemorrhagic Shock and Improves Cerebral Blood Flow”
  • NORTHWELL NEUROSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM 06/29/2017 “Role of Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation in Various Traumatic Injury Models”
  • NEW YORK STATE NEUROSURGICAL SOCIET 05/19/2017 “Efficacy of Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation in Polytrauma”
  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEUROLOGICAL (AANS) ANNUAL CONFERENCE 04/24/2017
    “Electrical Modulation of the Trigeminal Nerve as a Novel Resuscitation Strategy for AcuteBlood Loss”;
  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEUROLOGICAL (AANS) ANNUAL CONFERENCE 04/26/2017 “ Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation as a Novel Resuscitation Therapy for Polytrauma Model of Traumatic Brain Injury Complicated by Hemorrhage Shock”
  • NORTH AMERICAN SKULL BASE SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE 03/04/2016 “Surgical outcome in smaller symptomatic vestibular schwannomas. Is there a place for surgery as first option?”
  • NASSAU SURGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE 12/07/2016 “The Utility of Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation in Acute Hemorrhagic Shock”

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