Sandeep Mittal

Sandeep Mittal

Department Chair, Neurosurgery, School of Medicine

< View all profiles

Sandeep Mittal

Biography

 Dr. Mittal is Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Wayne State University, and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at the Detroit Medical Center and Karmanos Cancer Institute. Dr. Mittal received his medical and master of surgery degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 1997. He completed neurosurgery residency training and a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Neurobiology at the renowned Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University in 2004. He subsequently completed a clinical fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute, followed by a second subspecialty fellowship in Neuro-Oncological Surgery and Image-Guided Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mittal joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Wayne State University in 2006. He is board certified by both the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Mittal’s areas of expertise are in the surgical management of patients with medically-refractory epilepsy and those with complex brain tumors located in eloquent brain regions (e.g. motor cortex, speech and language centers). He is the Co-Director of the Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and the Director of the Multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Dr. Mittal’s busy clinical practice reinforces his commitment to maintain an active research program. He is director of the NIH-funded Translational Neurosurgery Research Lab and is a faculty member of both the WSU Cancer Biology Graduate Program and the Department of Physiology Graduate Program. An accomplished educator and well-funded research scientist, Dr. Mittal has authored over 115 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the American College of Surgeons.

Awards and Honors

1992
Pure and Applied Sciences Bursary Program
Cgep de St-Hyacinthe
St-Hyacinthe, Canada

1992
Excellence par Excellence Bursary
Cgep de St-Hyacinthe,
St-Hyacinthe, Canada

1992
Governor General's Medal
Government of Canada

1992-1995
R.E. Powell Award for Academic Excellence
Faculty of Medicine
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1993-1994
Summer Research Bursary
Fonds de la Recherche en Sant du Qu'bec

1993
FRSQ Prix d'Excellence"
Fonds de la Recherche en Sant du Qu'bec

1993-1995
Upjohn Achievement Award
Faculty of Medicine
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1994-1995
Merck, Sharp & Dohme Award in Therapeutics
Faculty of Medicine
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1995-1996
Winter Research Bursary
Fonds de la Recherche en Sant du Qu'bec

1995-1996
Summer Research Fellowship
Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada

1996
Winter Research Bursary
Medical Research Council of Canada

1998, 2000, 2001
ANCQ Award
Quebec Association of Neurological Surgeon's Annual Meeting

1999
H.L. Teuber Prize
Montreal Neurological Institute
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2000
Montreal Neurological Institute Travel Award
Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2000
McGill Alma Mater Travel Grant
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2001-2003
FRSQ Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Montreal Neurological Institute
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2004
Wilder Penfield Award in Neurosurgery
Montreal Neurological Institute
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2005-2006
Brain Science Foundation Fellowship
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts