Mandeep Tamber, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Mandeep Tamber




Mandeep S. Tamber, MD, PhD, joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery in the pediatric neurosurgery division at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on August 1, 2009.

Dr. Tamber began his medical studies at the University of Alberta, Canada, where he earned a doctor of medicine degree with distinction and honors in research. After graduating from medical school in June 1999, he completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Toronto, Canada. During residency, Dr. Tamber worked towards obtaining a PhD degree in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics from McMaster University. He completed a postgraduate fellowship in Pediatric Neurological Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Tamber is surgical director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Programat Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. In addition to the surgical management of pediatric epilepsy, Dr. Tamber’s practice additionally focuses on general pediatric neurosurgery, including the management of complex hydrocephalus, pediatric neuro-oncology, spinal dysraphism, pediatric neuro-trauma and craniofacial disorders.

Dr. Tamber's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Also: Watch Dr. Tamber talk about epilepsy focus mapping in the pediatric population.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Epilepsy surgery; craniofacial surgery.

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Hospital Privileges

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Presbyterian

Professional Organizations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
CNS/AANS Joint Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery
CNS/AANS Joint Section on Tumors
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

UPMC On Topic Videos

Epilepsy Focus Mapping in the Pediatric Population
Dr. Tamber discusses the multidisciplinary approach to epilepsy focus mapping that allows for more accurate and effective surgical resection.

Media Appearances

Parents decide on rare surgery for son having several seizures daily
September 25, 2013

Research Activities

Dr. Tamber has worked to include Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in several large multi-center clinical networks that are dedicated to the study of common pediatric disorders. CHP is now a member of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network, a group of seven premier pediatric neurosurgical departments in North America that are dedicated to designing and undertaking field-changing prospective research into pediatric hydrocephalus. In addition, CHP has been selected as a member institution in the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium, a group dedicated to solving important clinical problems within the realm of Chiari malformation and syringomyelia. Dr. Tamber is the institutional principal investigator for both of these endeavors.