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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

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. Chandela is a board certified and fellowship-trained minimally invasive neurosurgeon. 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 a 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.

His 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 has been the team neurosurgeon for the Washington Football Team and has 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.

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


  • Featured in Washingtonian magazine, 2019
  • Washingtonian magazine "Top Doc" (2013-2019)
  • Northern Virginia magazine "Top Doc" (2014-2019)
  • Team Neurosurgeon, the Washington Football Team and D.C. United
  • Featured in Virginia Hospital Center magazine



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 Affliation

Inova Physician Referral Services

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