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Sameer A. Sheth, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery


710 West 168 Street, New York, NY 10032

Dr. Sheth's Bio

Dr. Sameer A. Sheth graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in physics and astronomy. He then entered the Medical Scientist Training (MST) Program at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he received both his M.D. and Ph.D. Dr. Sheth trained in neurological surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Sheth specializes in the treatment of patients with movement disorders, epilepsy, brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, brain traumahydrocephalus, and certain psychiatric disorders. He enjoys bringing a personalized approach to each patient in order to arrive at an individually tailored treatment plan, optimized for the patient and his or her family. He works with a world-class multidisciplinary team of surgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, radiologists, and others to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art care for his patients. Among the many techniques at his disposal are stereotactic neurosurgery, deep brain stimulation, ablative techniques, awake brain mapping, electrode recordings, computer-guided navigation, and microsurgery.

Dr. Sheth is also a neuroscientist, with a Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in neurophysiology. His research interests are centered on a desire to better understand brain function. Dr. Sheth’s research is motivated by the belief that if we can understand how the brain works at the level of individual neurons and circuits, we will be much better equipped to repair it. By understanding normal brain processes such as motor control, reward processing, and decision-making, we can understand disease processes such as movement disorders, addiction, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Sheth’s research has been funded by the NIH, the Harvard Catalyst, the MGH Cancer Center, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Sheth is the Director and Founder of the Functional and Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory, which focuses on the study of human decision-making, behavior, and cognitive processes.

Media featuring Dr. Sheth

Articles by Dr. Sheth
“Do You Think You Are out of Options for Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?”

Podcasts featuring Dr. Sheth
“Neurosurgery for OCD,” BlogTalkRadio

Patient stories
“Mommy Minute: Middlebury mother offers hope to those with Parkinson’s Disease”

Meet Dr. Sheth

Certificates & Education

Medical School
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, M.D. 2005
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Residency Training
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Fellowship Training
  • Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Professional Memberships
  • Executive Committee Member, American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Editorial Review Board, CNS SANS (Self-Assessment in Neurological Surgery)
  • Advisory Committee, Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative
  • Co-Director, CUMC/NYP Psychiatric Neurosurgery Service

Insurance Participation

New York

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford/United Healthcare
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patient journey

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