WHY UNIVERSAL HOSPITAL

We have a team of highly talented and experienced multinational medical professionals who speak our patient’s local language thus not making language as a barrier. Universal Hospital believes in paperless culture and has integrated all the departments through a hi-tech IT system that reduces the patient waiting time and allows them to get a smooth and quick service experience through out the hospital.

REACH YOUR WELLNESS

Dr Haroon Choudhri

MD, FAANS, American Board of Neurological Surgery Certified
Consultant Neurosurgery

EDUCATION

- American Board of Neurological Surgery Certified (2004)
- Chief Resident Neurosurgery - New York University (1998-2000)
- Complex Spinal Surgery Fellowship - New York University (1997-1998)
- Neurosurgery Residency - New York University (1994-1998)
- Neurosurgery Rotation - National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK (1996)
- General Surgery Internship - New York University (1993-1994)
- MD - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA (1993)

CLINICAL EXPERTISE / AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

- Complex Spine Surgery
- Cervical Spine Surgery
- Thoracic Spine Surgery
- Lumbar Spine Surgery
- Revision/Reoperative Spine Surgery
- Spine Tumors (Metastatic and Primary)
- Neck and Arm Pain
- Low back pain
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Endoscopic Spine Surgery
- Scoliosis/Deformity Surgery
- Craniocervical Junction Surgery
- Occipital Cervical Fusion
- Spinal Fusion
- Thoracic Discectomy
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
- Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
- Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
- Spinal Vascular Lesions
- Surgery for Spine Trauma/fractures
- Image Guided Spine Surgery
- He has an international reputation for high-quality, complex care and has been sought out by patients around the world for his expertise

EXPERIENCE

- Consultant Neurosurgery - St. John's Riverside Hospital, New York City
- Chief of the Section of Adult Neurosurgery and Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Service & Fellowship in Complex Spinal Surgery - Medical College of Georgia Department of Neurosurgery, Augusta University
- Professor of Neurosurgery - Medical College of Georgia Department of Neurosurgery, Augusta University (2000 - 2016)

MEMBERSHIPS

- Georgia Neurosurgical Association
- American Medical Association
- Congress of Neurological Surgeons
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- North American Spine Society

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

- Fellow of American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- Castle Connolly Top Doctors in the United States 2015
- AO Foundation Fellowship (as a student)
- Honor Societies
    - Sigma Pi Sigma – National Physics Honor Society
    - Beta Beta Beta – National Biology Honor Society
    - Cum Laude – Honor Society of New England Prep Schools

PAPERS PUBLISHED AND PRESENTED

- Nguyen, K. D.,Choudhri, H. F.,Macomson, S. D. The intercostal nerve as a target for diagnostic biopsy. J. Neurosurg.. 2017 May 13
- Choudhri, H.F., Perling, L.H. Diagnosis and management of juxtafacet cysts. Neurosurg Focus. 2006
- Tuttle, J., Shakir, A., Choudhri, H.F. Paramedian approach for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with unilateral pedicle screw fixation. Technical note and preliminary report on 47 cases. Neurosurg Focus. 2006
- Vender, J.R., Hester, S., Houle, P.J., Choudhri, H.F. The use of closed-suction irrigation systems to manage spinal infections. Rekito, A., McDonnell, D.E.; J Neurosurg Spine. 2005 Oct
- Rahimi, S.Y., Stevens, E.A., Yeh, D.J., Flannery, A.M., Choudhri, H.F., Lee, M.R. Treatment of atlantoaxial instability in pediatric patients. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Dec 15
- Huang, P. P., Choudhri, H. F., Jallo, G., Miller, D. C. Inflammatory aneurysm and neurocysticercosis: Further evidence for a causal relationship? Case report. Neurosurgery. 2000 Aug
- Chiles, B. W., Leonard, M. A., Choudhri, H. F., Cooper, P. R. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy: patterns of neurological deficit and recovery after anterior cervical decompression. Neurosurgery. 1999 Apr.
- Gruber, M. L., Glass, J., Choudhri, H., Nirenberg, A. Carboplatin chemotherapy before irradiation in newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme. Am J Clin Oncol. 1998 Aug.
- Frazzini, V. I., Winfree, C. J., Choudhri, H. F., Prestigiacomo, C. J., Solomon, R. A. Mild hypothermia and MK-801 have similar but not additive degrees of cerebroprotection in the rat permanent focal ischemia model. Neurosurgery. 1994 Jun.
- Yuan, J., Sharma, N., Choudhri, H., Figueroa, R., Sharma, S. Intraventricular dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor in a pediatric patient: is it the most common extracortical location for DNT? Childs Nerv Syst. 2011 Mar
- Fountas, K. N., Kapsalaki, E. Z., Karampelas, I., Feltes, C. H., Dimopoulos, V. G., Machinis, T. G., Nikolakakos, L. G., Boev, A. N., Choudhri, H., Smisson, H. F., Rob... Results of long-term follow-up in patients undergoing anterior screw fixation for type II and rostral type III odontoid fractures. Spine. 2005 Mar 15.
- Frazzini VI, Winfree CJ, Choudhri HF, Prestigiacomo CJ, & Solomon RA: Mild Hypothermia and MK801 have similar, but not additive Degrees of Cerebroprotection in the Rat Permanent Focal Ischemia Model Neurosurgery 34, pp 1040-1046, 1994
- Choudhri HF, Maya M, Feinberg D, Weinberg J, Groff M, Weiner HL, & Wisoff J: Evaluation of Patency of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy using MRI Flow Study ASAIO Journal, Volume 44, Number 2, p. 12
- Choudhri HF: Use of Expanded Polytetraflouroethylene (ePTFE) as an Annular Patch after Lumbar Disc Surgery ASAIO Journal, Volume 44, Number 2, p. 88
- Huang, PP, Choudhri HF, Jallo GI & Miller DC: Inflammatory Aneurysm and Neurocystercercosis: Further Evidence for a Causal Relationship? Neurosurgery, Volume 47, Number 2, August 2000, pp 466-468
- Osborn I, Choudhri HF, & Sandor: Management of the Patient with acute head injury In: Rosenberg, AD, Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia in Trauma, WB Saunders Company Ltd, 1999 pp 339-350
- Chiles BW, Leonard ML, Choudhri HF, & Cooper PR: Patterns of Recovery in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy after Anterior Decompressive Surgery Neurosurgery, April 1999
- Choudhri HF & Le Roux PD: Cerebral Concussion and Diffuse Brain Injury In: Cooper P, Head Injury 4th Edition, Appleton and Lange
- Diamantopolous J, Diez R, Jerez P, Sanmillan J, Choudri HF (SIC), Cordoba A: Bilateral Ganglion Cysts: Case Report and Review of the Literature, Acta Neurochirurgica, Volume 141, Number 7/July 1999
- Fountas KN, Kapsalaki EZ, Karampelas I, Feltes CH, Dimopoulos VG, Machinis TG, Nikolakakos LG, Boev AN, Choudhri HF & Smisson HF*;Robinson, Joe S. MD, FACS *: Results of Long-Term Follow-up in Patients Undergoing Anterior Screw Fixation for Type II and Rostral Type III Odontoid Fractures Spine, March 15, 2005 Volume 30 Issue 6: 661-669
- Choudhri HF & Stone JA: Multidisciplinary Treatment of Vascular Spinal Tumors Neuroscience Outlook (MCG Neurosurgery Newsletter), Volume 1, Issue 2 – Winter 2005
- Choudhri HF & Webb D: Reconstruction Options after Ventral Thoracic Spinal Cord Decompression, Contemporary Neurosurgery Volume 27, Number 10, May 30, 2005
- Vender JR, Hester S, Houle PJ, Choudhri HF, Rekito A, McDonnell DE: The use of closed-suction irrigation systems to manage spinal infections, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, October 3(4): 276-82
- Tuttle, J, Shakir A., Choudhri HF: Paramedian approach for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with unilateral pedicle screw fixation. Technical note and preliminary report on 47 cases, Neurosurgery Focus 2006 March 15; 20(3):E5
- Choudhri HF & Perling LH:Diagnosis and management of Juxtafacet cysts, Neurosurgery Focus 2006 March 15; 20(3):E1
- Choudhri HF & Attia WI: Three Stage Correction of Fixed Postsurgical Cervical Kyphotic Deformity Neuroscience Outlook (MCG Neurosurgery Newsletter), Volume 3, Issue 2 – Winter 2007
- Choudhri HF & Attia WI: Minimally Invasive Paramedian Unilateral Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Neuroscience Outlook (MCG Neurosurgery Newsletter), Volume 3, Issue 2 – Winter 2007
- Choudhri HF: Transthoracic Thoracotomy In: Connolly ES, Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery 2nd Edition, pp. 457-460, Thieme
- Choudhri HF, Choudhri AF & Choudhri TF: Surgical Management of Postoperative Spinal Infections In: Connolly ES, Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery 2nd Edition, pp. 610-612, Thieme
- Choudhri HF: Posterior Thoracic/Thoracolumbar Instrumentation In: Connolly ES, Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery 2nd Edition, pp. 495-497, Thieme
- Choudhri HF: Anterior Thoracic/Thoracolumbar Decompression In: Connolly ES, Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery 2nd Edition, pp. 461-463, Thieme
- Choudhri HF: Anterior Thoracic/Thoracolumbar Stabilization In: Connolly ES, Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery 2nd Edition, pp. 464-467, Thieme
- Choudhri HF, Choudhri AF & Choudhri TF: Surgical Management of Primary Spinal Infections: Osteomyelitis, Discitis, and Epidural Abscess In: Connolly ES, Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery 2nd Edition, pp. 613-616, Thieme
- Choudhri HF: Retropharyngeal Approach In: Connolly ES, Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery 2nd Edition, pp. 393-395, Thieme
- Choudhri HF: Anterior Cervicothoracic Junction Approach In: Connolly ES, Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery 2nd Edition, pp. 428-431, Thieme
- Choudhri HF: Odontoid Screw Placement In: Connolly ES, Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery 2nd Edition, pp. 395-398, Thieme
- Yuan J, Sharma N, Choudhri HF, Figueroa R & Sharma S: Intraventricular dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor in a pediatric patient: is it the most common extracortical location for DNT?, Child’s Nervous System Volume 27, Number 3, pp 485-490
- Woodall MN, Shakir B, Smitherman A & Choudhri HF: Technical Note: Resolution of spontaneous electromyographic discharge following disk space distraction during lateral transpsoas interbody fusion, International Journal of Spine Surgery, December 2013 Vol. 7, No. 1 pp.339-341

Dr Haroon Choudhri

MD, FAANS, American Board of Neurological Surgery Certified
Consultant Neurosurgery