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The Neurosurgery Team


Emanuela Binello, MD, PhD, Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Brain tumors, spine tumors, pituitary surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, peripheral nerve surgery

Hormuzdiyar H Dasenbrock, MD, MPH, Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Stroke, Cerebral Aneurysms, Spine Surgery, Brain Tumors, Head Trauma

James W Holsapple, MD, Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery/Program Director, Neurological Surgery

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Boston Magazine Top Docs
Special Interests: Brain Tumors, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Brain Trauma, Cerebral Aneurysm, Trigeminal Neurlagia

Ribhu T Jha, MD, Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center
Attending Neurosurgeon
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Neurological oncology, skull base tumors, pituitary tumors, meningioma, cerebrovascular disease, spine, degenerative spine, trauma

Justin L Massengale, MD, Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Spinal Cord Injury/Trauma, Spinal Tumors, Chiari Malformation, Spinal Surgery, Cranial Neurosurgery

Pratik Rohatgi, MD, Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremor, Epilepsy Surgery, Spine Surgery, Neuromodulation for Pain, Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Urvashi Upadhyay, MD, Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Meningioma, Pituitary Tumors, Skull Base Tumors, Brain Tumors, Trigeminal Neuralgia

Neurosurgical Residents

  • Andrew Powers, MD
  • Charles Mackel, MD, JD
  • Anirudh Penumaka, MD, MS
  • Aristotelis Filippidis, MD, PhD


Our neurosurgeons are all full-time staff members at Boston Medical Center and appointed to the faculty at Boston University Medical School. They are involved in patient care, teaching and research to further the knowledge and treatment of neurosurgical conditions. We also work closely with other departments in the hospital, such as neurology, radiology, otolaryngology and orthopedics to coordinate your care and treatment. Together, we provide advanced diagnostics as well as treatment of a broad spectrum of brain and spine diseases.

We are proud to offer an ACGME accredited neurosurgical residency program with our partners at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  During their seven years of training, residents spend equal amounts of time at BIDMC and BMC, six months at Boston Children’s Hospital, and one year conducting research.  To find out more, please visit the neurosurgical residency program website.