Rohan Chitale, MD

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Associate Program Director
Neurosurgery Residency
Department of Neurological Surgery
(615) 322-7417
(615) 322-7596

Rohan Chitale, MD, is the Neurosurgery Residency Associate Program Director and an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with a specialty in open cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery.

Dr. Chitale received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated magna cum laude. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.  He completed his neurosurgery residency and endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. His areas of clinical expertise include cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, stroke, fistulas, cavernomas, intracerebral hemorrhage, and other neurovascular disorders of the brain and spine.

His academic interests focus on applications of engineering and robotics in medicine, clinical outcomes research, simulator training, and resident education. He has served as an investigator for multiple national clinical trials and registries.  He currently serves as Associate Residency Program Director for the Vanderbilt Neurosurgery Residency Program.


Dr. Chitale received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA.  He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree (Economics) from University of Pennsylvania.

Postgraduate Training:

Dr. Chitale completed his residency in Neurological Surgery and fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Current Research Interests:

  • Robotics in Neurosurgery
  • Clinical Outcomes Research for Neurovascular Diseases
  • Imaging of Neurovascular Disease
  • Resident Education


For Appointments:
Neurosurgery Clinic
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1500 21st Avenue South, Suite 1506 Village at Vanderbilt
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone:  (615) 322-7417
Fax:  (615) 322-7596

Administrative Office:
Department of Neurological Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South, Room T4224 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232-2380
Phone:  (615) 322-1053