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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-3950


6701 Fannin Street
Mark A. Wallace Tower, Level 9
Houston, TX 77030

Nisha Gadgil, MD

Director of Pediatric Neurosurgical Movement Disorders

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Neurosurgery 2022
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Neurological Surgery 2021
Baylor College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2013
Stanford University Bachelors Bachelor of Science 2009


Dr. Gadgil encourages a patient-centered focus that allows families to play an active role in the care of their children. She believes that all patients deserve compassionate care that empowers patients to understand their condition and participate in the decision making process.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Gadgil’s clinical interests include the treatment and care of patients with movement disorders, spasticity, hydrocephalus and complex shunt disorders, Chiari malformation, pediatric tumors of the brain and spine, congenital or acquired anomalies of the brain and spine, and vascular malformations of the brain and spine.

Research Interests:

Dr. Gadgil’s research interests include the neurosurgical of movement disorders and spasticity, including evidence-based multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional efforts to improve outcomes. She is also interested in clinical outcomes research for pediatric Chiari malformations, spine disorders, brain tumors, neurovascular diseases, congenital anomalies, and fetal interventions. 


Organization Name Role
AANS/CNS Section of Pediatric Neurological Surgery Member
American Association of Neurological Surgeons Member
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Member

Selected Publications

Gadgil N, Lam S, Pan IW, Lopresti M, Wagner K, Ali I, Wilfong A, Curry DJ. “Staged Magnetic Resonance-Guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Hypothalamic Hamartoma: Analysis of Ablation Volumes and Morphological Considerations.” Neurosurgery 2020, 86(6):808-816.

Gadgil N, Edmond J, Stormes K, Lam SK, Shah V. “Visual Complications of Pediatric Posterior Fossa Tumors: Analysis of Outcomes.” Pediatr Neurol 2019, 92: 48-54.

Gadgil N, Lam SK, Pyarali M, Paldino M, Pan IW, Dauser RC. “Indirect Revascularization with Dural Inversion Technique for Pediatric Moyamoya Disease: 20-Year Experience.” J Neurosurg Pediatr 2018, 22(5): 541-549.

Gadgil N, Aldave G, Whitehead WE, Dmytriw AA, Chen K, Orbach D, Maier I, Behme D, Fargen KM, Elijovich L, Dornbos D, Spiotta A, Kan P. “Endovascular intervention for refractory pediatric cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.” Accepted for publication, Pediatr Neurol.

Gadgil N, McClugage S, Aldave G, Bauer D, Weiner HL, Huisman T, Sans-Cortez M, Belfort MA, Emrick L, Clark G, Joyeux L, Whitehead WE. Natural History of Posterior Fetal Cephaloceles and Incidence of Progressive Cephalocele Herniation. Accepted for Publication, J Neurosurg Pediatr, 2022.


Samuel Stal Research Award for Outstanding Fellow Research (2022)

Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

William R. Cheek Award for Outstanding Performance in Pediatric Neurosurgery

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