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Neurosurgery & Brain Repair

Neurosurgery and Brain Repair

Aaron Desai, MD

Aaron Desai, MD

Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Neurosurgery

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
STC 7th Floor, Neurosurgery
Tampa FL 33606


  • MD, Neurology, Wayne State University, 2019
  • MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surger, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, 2013


  • Member (Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2018 - Present)
  • Member (Association of Indian Neurologists in America, 2018 - Present)
  • Member (American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 2017 - Present)
  • Member (Neurocritical Care Society, 2017 - Present)
  • Member (American Academy of Neurology, 2016 - Present)
  • Member (American Neurological Association, 2016 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Jafari M, Katlowitz K, De la Garza C, Sellers A, Moore S, Hall H, Desai A, Singh V, Damani R. Impact of systemic inflammatory response syndrome on acute ischemic stroke patients treated with mechanical thrombectomy. Journal of the neurological sciences. 430: 119988, 2021.
  • Desai A, Damani R. Hyperosmolar therapy: A century of treating cerebral edema. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery. 206: 106704, 2021.
  • Desai A, Escamilla-Ocanas C, Dilip D, Saber H, Damani R. Risk of Stroke vs. Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Comparing Dual vs. Triple Antithrombotic Therapy. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. 30(4) : 105654, 2021.
  • Jafari M, Desai A, Damani R. Blood pressure management after mechanical thrombectomy in stroke patients. Journal of the neurological sciences. 418: 117140, 2020.
  • Desai A, Kherallah Y, Szabo C, Marawar R. Gabapentin or pregabalin induced myoclonus: A case series and literature review. Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. 61: 225-234, 2019.
  • Saber H, Desai A, Palla M, Mohamed W, Seraji-Bozorgzad N, Ibrahim M. Efficacy of Cilostazol in Prevention of Delayed Cerebral Ischemia after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. 27(11) : 2979-2985, 2018.
  • Marawar R, Basha M, Mahulikar A, Desai A, Suchdev K, Shah A. Updates in Refractory Status Epilepticus. Critical care research and practice. 2018: 9768949, 2018.


  • Resident Scholarship (American Academy of Neurology (AAN) - 2019)