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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 Radiology Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Choudhri is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)
  • Aneurysms
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Back and Neck Herniated Disc Repair Surgery
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Occlusion
  • Carotid Artery Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)
  • Cavernous Malformation (Cavernoma)
  • Cerebral Angiogram
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Base Surgery (Skull Base Surgery)
  • Meningioma
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurovascular Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Stroke
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection (VAD)

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: Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center


American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), National American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Cerebrovascular Section, National American Association of South Asian Neurosurgeons (AASAN), National American Board of Neurological Surgery, National American Medical Association (AMA), National Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), National European Association of Neurological Surgeons (EANS) Vascular Section, National European Association of Neurosurgeons (EANS), 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.


Selected Publications:

Kritikos Michael E, Sharma Nikhil, Sedora-Roman Neda, Pukenas Bryan A, Hurst Robert W, Choudhri Omar A, Kung David K: Complete spontaneous regression of cerebral arteriovenous malformation: a case report and review of the literature. Clinical imaging 52 : 146-151,2018.

Goel Nicholas J, Abdullah Kalil G, Choudhri Omar A, Kung David K, Lucas Timothy H, Chen H Isaac: The Effect of Underlying Liver Disease on Perioperative Outcomes Following Craniotomy for Tumor: An American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program Analysis. World neurosurgery 115 : e85-e96,2018.

Iv Michael, Choudhri Omar, Dodd Robert L, Vasanawala Shreyas S, Alley Marcus T, Moseley Michael, Holdsworth Samantha J, Grant Gerald, Cheshier Samuel, Yeom Kristen W: High-resolution 3D volumetric contrast-enhanced MR angiography with a blood pool agent (ferumoxytol) for diagnostic evaluation of pediatric brain arteriovenous malformations. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics : 1-10,2018.

Goel Nicholas J, Mallela Arka N, Agarwal Prateek, Abdullah Kalil G, Choudhri Omar A, Kung David K, Lucas Timothy H, Isaac Chen H: Complications Predicting Perioperative Mortality in Patients Undergoing Elective Craniotomy: A Population-Based Study. World neurosurgery : 2018.

Choudhri Omar, Dobre Mircea C, Feroze Abdullah, Sharma Nikhil, Do Huy M: Spontaneous regression of an idiopathic arteriovenous fistula of the right vertebral artery. Neuroradiology 60 (2): 221-223,2018.

Kritikos Michael, Sharma Nikhil, Sedora-Roman Neda, Choudhri Omar, Pukenas Bryan, Hurst Robert, Kung David: Duplication of the vertebral artery: A series of four cases. Interventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences : 1591019918783973,2018.

Ghavami Forough, Choudhri Omar, Marks Michael, López Jaime R: Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) changes associated with a case of delayed thalamic infarct: Implications for postoperative management. Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia 47 : 139-142,2018.

Telischak Nicholas A, Heit Jeremy J, Campos Lucas W, Choudhri Omar A, Do Huy M, Qian Xiang: Fluoroscopic C-Arm and CT-Guided Selective Radiofrequency Ablation for Trigeminal and Glossopharyngeal Facial Pain Syndromes. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) 19 (1): 130-141,2018.

Yoon Wonki, Kwon Woo-Keun, Choudhri Omar, Ahn Jaegeun, Huh Hanyong, Ji Choel, Do Huy M, Mantha Aditya, Jeun Sin-Soo: Complications Following Transradial Cerebral Angiography : An Ultrasound Follow-Up Study. Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society : 2017.

Choudhri Omar, Benet Arnau, Lawton Michael T: Clip Reconstruction of a Recurrent Giant Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm After Endovascular Coiling: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.) 13 (4): 538,2017.

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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