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Omar A. Choudhri, MD

Omar A. Choudhri, MD Physician

Co-Director, Cerebrovascular & Endovascular Neurosurgery Director, Penn Center for Cerebral Revascularization Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Dr. Choudhri is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal Vertebrae
  • Absent Vertebrae
  • Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)
  • Aneurysms
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery in the Cervical Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery in the Lumbar Spine
  • Auditory Brainstem Implant
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Surgery
  • Biological Enhancement of Spinal Fusion
  • Bone Cyst
  • Bone Growth Stimulator
  • Bone Tumors
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumors
  • Broken Coccyx
  • Bulging Disc
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
  • Cervical Arthritis
  • Cervical Bone Spur
  • Cervical Compression Fracture
  • Cervical Decompression
  • Cervical Deformity
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Displacement
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Laminotomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Revision Surgery
  • Cervical Spinal Fracture
  • Cervical Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Steroid Injection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chordoma
  • Coccyx Injury
  • Complex Spinal Deformities
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Compression Fractures
  • Congenital Malformation of the Spine
  • Congenital Scoliosis
  • Cordotomy
  • Corpus Callosotomy Surgery
  • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Dystonia
  • Endoscopic Fusion
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Essential Tremor
  • Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion
  • Facet Injection
  • Facet Surgery
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Flatback Syndrome Post Harrington Rods
  • Foot Drag
  • Gamma Knife
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • Glioblastoma
  • Growing Rods
  • Head and Neck Osteoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Junctional Kyphosis
  • Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA)
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Access Spine Surgery
  • Lesion of Popliteal Nerve
  • Lesion of Posterior Tibial Nerve
  • Lesion of Sciatic Nerve
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Fracture
  • Lumbar Spinal Fusion
  • Lumbar Spinal Injury
  • Lumbar Spinal Mass
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Tumor
  • Lumbar Stress Fracture
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Lesion
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Partial Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Neck Masses and Lumps
  • Neck Tumors
  • Neurocutaneous Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Occipito-Cervical Fusion
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of the Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumors
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Post-Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prolactinoma
  • Radiculopathy
  • Revision of Spinal Surgery
  • Rhizotomy
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Joint Surgery
  • Scheuermann Disease
  • Scheuermann's Kyphosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Abscess Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Disorder
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cyst Removal
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Dural Graft
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Mass
  • Spinal Meningioma
  • Spinal Microsurgery
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tethering for Scoliosis
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Deformity Correction Surgery
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spine Stapling
  • Spondylectomy
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Surgery
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Spondylosyndesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Surgery for Sciatica
  • Surgical Treatment of Myelopathy
  • Tarlov Cysts
  • Tethered Spinal Cord
  • Thoracic Disc Herniation
  • Thoracic Laminectomy
  • Thoracic Spinal Fracture
  • Thoracic Spinal Fusion
  • Thoracic Spinal Injury
  • Thoracic Spinal Mass
  • Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
  • Thoracic Spinal Tumor
  • Trigeminal Nerve Disorders
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Vascular Malformations of the Spine
  • Vertebrae Surgery
  • Vertebral Epiphysitis
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebral Stapling
  • Visualase MRI-Guided Laser Ablation
  • X-Stop Surgery
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College
Residency:
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship:

Memberships

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), National American Association of South Asian Neurosurgeons (AASAN), National American Board of Neurological Surgery, National American Medical Association (AMA), National Cerebrovascular Section AANS, CNS, National Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), National European Association of Neurological Surgeons (EANS) Vascular Section, National North American Skull Base Society (NASBS), National Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Choudhri is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Caplan Ian F, Zadnik Sullivan Patricia, Glauser Gregory, Choudhri Omar, Kung David, O'Rourke Donald M, Osiemo Benjamin, Goodrich Stephen, McClintock Scott D, Malhotra Neil R: The LACE+ index fails to predict 30-90 day readmission for supratentorial craniotomy patients: A retrospective series of 238 surgical procedures. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery 182 : 79-83,2019.

Glauser Gregory, Pisapia Jared M, Piazza Matthew, Choudhri Omar: Occult AVM nidus in symptomatic left temporal arteriovenous malformations: operative management strategies in two sister cases. BMJ case reports 12 (7): 2019.

Caplan Ian F, Sullivan Patricia Zadnik, Kung David, O'Rourke Donald M, Choudhri Omar, Glauser Gregory, Osiemo Benjamin, Goodrich Stephen, McClintock Scott D, Malhotra Neil R: LACE+ Index as Predictor of 30-Day Readmission in Brain Tumor Population. World neurosurgery 127 : e443-e448,2019.

Glauser Gregory, Piazza Matthew, Choudhri Omar A: Aneurysm Dome Excision and Picket Fence Clip Reconstruction of a Previously Coiled Recurrent Giant Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm: Technical Nuances. World neurosurgery 127 : 24,2019.

Glauser Greg, Abdullah Kalil G, Choudhri Omar: Contralateral Transcingulate Resection of a Mid Cingulate Cavernous Malformation. World neurosurgery : 2019.

Forti Rodrigo M, Favilla Christopher G, Cochran Jeffrey M, Baker Wesley B, Detre John A, Kasner Scott E, Mullen Michael T, Messé Steven R, Kofke W Andrew, Balu Ramani, Kung David, Pukenas Bryan A, Sedora-Roman Neda I, Hurst Robert W, Choudhri Omar A, Mesquita Rickson C, Yodh Arjun G: Transcranial Optical Monitoring of Cerebral Hemodynamics in Acute Stroke Patients during Mechanical Thrombectomy. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association 28 (6): 1483-1494,2019.

Papagiannopoulos Peter, Glauser Gregory, Adappa Nithin D, Choudhri Omar: Endoscopic transcribriform resection of an olfactory groove meningioma and technical nuances. BMJ case reports 12 (6): 2019.

Glauser Gregory, Choudhri Omar A: Microsurgical clipping of an unruptured superiorly projecting ACoM aneurysm in a rotated ACoM complex. Clinical case reports 7 (5): 1112-1113,2019.

Glauser Gregory, Choudhri Omar: Microsurgical clipping of a small anterior choroidal artery aneurysm: technical pearls. BMJ case reports 12 (4): 2019.

Glauser Gregory, Flanders Tracy M, Choudhri Omar: Microsurgical treatment of tentorial dural fistulas causing thalamic venous hypertension: two illustrative sister cases. Neurosurgical focus 46 (Suppl_2): V13,2019.

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Academic Contact Info

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurosurgery
3400 Spruce Street, 3 Silverstein Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3487
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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