Uzma Samadani Bio Photo

Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD

Surgery - Neurosurgery

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"My goal is to provide the best care humanly possibly for my patients. I also believe that through research we can improve outcomes and offer greater options to people who would otherwise have relatively few. I am honored by the trust that my patients place in me and will strive to always be deserving of that trust."

Clinical Expertise

Although Dr. Samadani has broad surgical capabilities as a general neurosurgeon, she has a primary interest in cranial neurosurgery and a research interest in traumatic brain injury and hemorrhage. She has expertise in image-guided minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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  • FAANS - Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • FACS - Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons


  • William P. VanWagenen Fellow
  • TedMed Plenary Speaker

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons and National Neurotrauma Society


  • Samadani, U., Li, M., Qian, M., Laska, E., Ritlop, R., Kolecki, R., Reyes, M., Altomare, L., Sone, J., Adem, A., Huang, P., Kondziolka, D., Wall, S., Frangos, S., Marmar, C. Sensitivity and Specificity of an Eye Movement Tracking Biomarker for Concussion, Concussion, Aug 2015
  • Samadani, U., Ritlop, R., Reyes, M., Nehrbass, E., Li, M., Lamm, E., Schneider, J., Shimunov, D., Sava, M., Kolecki, R., Burris, P., Altomare, L., Mehmood, T., Smith, T., Huang, J.H., McStay, R.C., Todd, S.R., Qian, M., Kondziolka, D., Wall, S., Huang, P., Eye Tracking Detects Disconjugate Eye Movements Associated with Structural Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion. Journal of Neurotrauma Jan 2015
  • Balser, D.S., Farooq, S., Mehmood, T., Samadani, U., Actual and Projected Incidences of Chronic Subdural Hemorrhage in United States Veterans Administration and Civilian Populations. Journal of Neurosurgery April 2015
  • Samadani, U., Farooq, S., Ritlop,R., Warren, F., Reyes, M., Lamm, E., Alex, A., Nehrbass, E., Kolecki., R., Jureller, M., Schneider, J., Chen, A., Shi, C., Mendhiratta, N., Huang, J.H., Qian, M., Kwak, R., Mikheev, A., Rusinek, H., George, A., Fergus, R., Kondziolka, D., Huang, P., Smith, T., Detection of Third and Sixth Cranial Nerve Palsies With A Novel Method for Eye Tracking While Watching a Short Film Clip. Journal of Neurosurgery Dec 2014.
  • Shi, C, Flanagan, S.R., Samadani, U., Vagus Nerve Stimulation to Augment Recovery from Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Impeding Consciousness: A Prospective Pilot Clinical Trial. Neurological Research Apr 2013 35(3):263-76


"I enjoy spending time outdoors biking and skiing with my family."

Medical School

University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA


Neurosurgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Neurosurgery, Klinikum Goettingen, Georg-August Universitaet, GOETTINGEN, GERMANY