Nimesh H. Patel, MD, FAANS


Board Certified Neurosurgeon

2016 Voted one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors for Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery
(2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)

Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery

Medical Degree

University of Louisville Medical School, Kentucky

Neurosurgical Residency

Rush University Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Adjunct Attending, Rush University Hospital, 2007
Awarded the 2009 Kelvin Von Roenn Teaching Award

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, member
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, member
  • North American Spine Society, member
  • American Medical Association, member
  • Texas Medical Association, member
  • Dallas County Medical Society, member
  • Illinois State Neurosurgical Society, member
  • 2013-Present: Director at Large for Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons (TANS)
  • 2012-13: TANS representative to Texas Medical Association Interspecialty Society Committee


  • Recipient of the CINN Foundation neuroscience research grant

Publications and Presentations

  • Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • The Spine Journal
  • Surgical Neurology
  • Surgical Technology International
  • Radiosurgery and Orthopedics Hyperguide
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons
  • Rush University Hospital


  • 2016 Voted one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors
  • 2013 Voted one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors

Special Interests

  • Minimally Invasive Brain & Spine Surgery Techniques
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Endoscopic Pituitary Tumor Resection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia