Neil R. Malhotra

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Neil R. Malhotra, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Pennsylvania, USA

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Department / University Information


Dr. Malhotra is a Penn Medicine physician who is employed by or has a contract with the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Malhotra provides expertise in the care of a broad range of brain and spine neurological disorders. He takes particular interest in the development of less invasive techniques for spinal reconstruction and tumor resection. Throughout his career Dr. Malhotra has consistently volunteered his time to develop methods to improve the care of neurosurgical patients. During his training he served as Chief Resident, providing complex neurosurgical care at the University of Pennsylvania, a Top center for neurology and neurosurgery. In 2008 Dr. Malhotra was selected for Fellowship at Plymouth Derriford Hospital in the United Kingdom where he served as Senior Specialist Registrar. Dr. Malhotra graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia where he was the J. Collins Scholar.

Research Interest

Dr. Malhotra's primary research interests focus on restorative approaches to treat degenerative disc disease to reduce the need for invasive surgery and offer better treatment for those who do not meet rigorous surgical criteria. His interests focus on tissue engineering to develop treatments to restore native tissue mechanics of the spine while delivering therapeutic agents and supporting tissue regeneration.

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