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Neeraj Badjatia, MD, MS

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Secondary Appointment(s):

Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology

Administrative Title:

Executive Vice Chair



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Education and Training


M.D.        Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM)

M.S.        Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Post Graduate Education and Training

Resident, Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine

Chief Resident, Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine

Clinical Fellow, Neurocritical Care/ Vascular Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Program in Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard University School of Public Health


I have focused my research career on understanding the systemic sequelae of acute brain injury. As a junior investigator, I received a KL2 award to study the metabolic impact of temperature regulation after brain injury. As part of these investigations, I identified an intricate inter-relationship between inflammation, the metabolic response and neurologic recovery after subarachnoid hemorrhage. This ongoing work has shown that a modified, high-protein diet combined with neuromuscular electrical stimulation may have a beneficial impact on neurologic recovery in a critically ill subarachnoid hemorrhage population. My research group is additionally applying machine learning-based algorithms to continuous streams of vital sign data in an effort to quantify dysautonomia as a systemic marker of neurological decline after TBI and ischemic stroke. With respect to temperature regulation, I have partnered with industry to develope approaches to targeted temperature management that optimizes brain temperature while minimizing systemic effects. I lead a recently completed a multi-center phase 2 clinical trial of a novel transnasal cooling device and am on the steering committee for a multicenter, international clinical trial of targeted normothermia in cerebrovascular patients.

Research/Clinical Keywords

targeted temperature management, machine learning, nutrition and metabolism, inflammation, traumatic brain injury

Highlighted Publications

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Grants and Contracts

MTEC – 20 – 13 – IMAS – 006 01/01/21 – 12/31/25

Department of Defense/Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC)

Interoperable Medical Automated (iMAS) Technology and Gap Assessment

FA8650-18-2-6H18 09/30/18- 09/29/23

Department of Defense/USAF

Real-Time Vital Sign Assessment to Predict Neurological Decline After Traumatic Brain Injury (RAPID-TBI)