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8095 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031


Sidhartha Chandela, MD

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Sidhartha Chandela, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Brain Injury, Brain Problems and Treatment, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Stroke

Years of Experience





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About Sidhartha Chandela, MD

Dr. Sidhartha Chandela is a board certified and fellowship-trained minimally invasive neurosurgeon at Inova Health System. He has more than 20 years of clinical experience and specializes in both brain and spinal neurosurgery. His practice and interests involve using the latest spinal navigation technology to perform minimally-invasive and complex spine surgery to treat spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, myelopathy, and neck and back pain. He also performs general neurosurgery, utilizing the latest stereotactic imaging technology to treat brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, Chiari malformations, trauma and hydrocephalus.

Dr. Chandela is one of few unique dual-trained neurosurgeons nationwide who utilizes both endovascular and open neurosurgical techniques to treat cerebrovascular disorders such as brain aneurysms, AVM and brain bleeds. He was the first neurosurgeon in Northern Virginia to offer both microsurgical and endovascular treatment options for cerebrovascular disease. He has vast experience using emerging technology to treat stroke and remove blockages from brain arteries via thrombectomy and restoring blood flow through brain bypass surgery for Moyamoya disease.

Dr. Chandela was trained by world renowned thought leaders in neurosurgery in New York City, Philadelphia, and Utrect, Netherlands, giving him rare expertise in both brain and spine problems.

Dr. Chandela was a neurosurgeon for the Washington Commanders and served as an independent neurosurgical consultant for the NFL regarding concussion protocols since 2010. He also serves as the team neurosurgeon for D.C. United. He has won various research awards, given talks and authored numerous articles in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Chandela believes having expertise and skill in performing brain surgery is an asset when providing neurosurgical spine care to achieve the best spine surgery outcomes. He focuses on providing his patients with balanced, conservative and compassionate care.


  • Featured in Washingtonian Magazine, 2019
  • Featured in Virginia Hospital Center Magazine
  • Top Doctor honors, Washingtonian Magazine, 2013-2020
  • Top Doctor honors, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2014-2019
  • Best Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2019-2021
  • Top Doctors, Virginia Living Magazine, 2020
  • Top Doctors, Arlington Magazine, 2021

Published Blog Posts and Other Media

Blog Posts

Quick Action and Comprehensive Care Save Sybil After Rare Stroke. May 2022.

All About Brain Aneurysms: Causes, Symptoms, and Lifesaving Treatment Options at Inova. December 2021.


24-Yr-Old Alyssa Marries and Returns to University Studies After AVM Brain Surgery



Medical Education

Penn State College of Medicine 2002


Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Training Specialty: General Surgery
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2003


Montefiore Medical Center
Training Specialty: Neurosurgery
7/1/2003 - 6/30/2009


Jefferson College of Neuroscience
Training Specialty: Endovascular Neurosurgery
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

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