Neha S Dangayach
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Neha S Dangayach, MD

Neurology, Neurocritical Care

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Neha S. Dangayach MD, MSCR, FNCS, FAAN, FCCM, FCCP is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Dr. Dangayach serves as the Research Director for Neurocritical Care and Recovery and Systems Director for Neuroemergencies Management and Transfers (NEMAT) for the Mount Sinai Health System. As a systems science researcher, she focuses on systems of care for stroke for preventing fragmentation of care, understanding the roles of resilience and spirituality in recovery after critical illness and social media in medicine. At Mount Sinai, both programs she established seek to advance knowledge about the continuum of critical care. NEMAT includes a longitudinal cohort to understand the impact of inter-facility transfers (IFTs) for Neuroemergencies in a large complex urban health system with continuous QI and the Mount Sinai Critical Care Recovery Program (MSCCRP) with a multidisciplinary team from several ICUs, critical care pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, spiritual care, nursing to humanize the ICU and run a telehealth critical care recovery clinic.


The NEMAT lab focuses on developing and implementing innovative solutions for preventing fragmentation of care for neuroemergencies, and improving patient centered outcomes. Dr. Dangayach serves as the PI of this lab and believes in leveraging techonology for providing compassionate care from triage to recovery.


Dr. Dangayach specializes in the management of critically-ill neurological and neurosurgical patients diagnosed with: Coma, Acute Ischemic Stroke, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Subarachnoid HemorrhageNeuroinfectious Processes such Meningitis and Meningoencephalitis, Status Epilepticus, Neuromuscular Emergencies, Fulminant Hepatic Failure, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)Brain Tumors, Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy among others.


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Dr. Dangayach graduated from one of the top medical schools in India, Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai (2007). She trained in Neurology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (2012) followed by a clinical fellowship in Neurocritical Care at Columbia and Cornell Universities, both in New York (2014).

Passionate about "paying it forward", Dr. Dangayach is involved in several educational programs for graduate students, medical students, residents, fellows, advanced practice providers and nurses. She was awardedthe Tauba Pasik Award for Teaching Excellence in Neurosciences by the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai Health System in 2017. She was awarded the Neuroscience Physician of the Year for Mount Sinai Hospital in 2019. She graduated from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)'s prestigious Emerging Leaders' Program in 2020. She serves as faculty for the Sinai Biodesign THRIVE fellowship program, EmCrit, State Univeristy of New York Downstate's Neurology Department among others.

Dr. Dangayach is an advocate for patient-centered care, collaborative success, positive thinking and social media in medicine. In the spirit of paying it forward, Dr. Dangayach is involved in several committees of national and international organizations, namely Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American College of Chest Physicians (Chest), American Heart Association (AHA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS).

She has been invited as a panelist and speaker at the annual meetings of the AAN, SCCM, Chest, NCS, International Stroke Conference, International Fluid Academy (IFAD) among others and has given over one hundred invited talks so far. Dr. Dangayach is a member of several professional societies and a reviewer for several journals, including Critical Care Medicine, Chest, Intensive Care Medicine, Stroke, Neurocritical care, NEJM Catalyst, JAMA, BMC Medical Education, BMC Neurology, Journal of Palliative Care Medicine, World Neurosurgery among others. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters. She is a co-editor for a textbook on neuro-prognostication in critical care. For a full list of Dr. Dangayach's publications, visit

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West