Varun Shandal, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Varun Shandal, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Center of Clinical Neurophysiology in April 2021. Dr. Shandal specializes in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring of adult and pediatric neurosurgical, orthopedic, ENT, cardiothoracic, vascular, and interventional neuroradiology procedures, microelectrode recording and subcortical mapping for deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrode implantation, as well as motor and language mapping during awake craniotomy procedures.

Dr. Shandal completed his neurology residency at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his clinical neurophysiology fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y.  and intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring fellowship at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. Prior to residency, he completed his internship training in internal medicine at Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Shandal completed his medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India.

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

Specialized Areas of Interest

Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, Electromyography, Transcranial motor evoked potentials, Subcortical mapping with microelectrode recording.

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology

Hospital Privileges

Excela Health Hospital System
Indiana Regional Medical Center
Trinity Health System
UPMC Altoona
UPMC Bedford
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh North
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Horizon
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
UPMC McKeesport
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Muncy
UPMC Northwest
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Pinnacle
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Shenango
UPMC Somerset
UPMC Susquehanna
UPMC Western Maryland

Professional Organization Membership

American Academy of Neurology

Education & Training

  • MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 2008
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, 2013
  • Residency, Neurology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, 2016
  • Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, N.Y., 2017
  • Fellowship, Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring, UPMC, Pittsburgh, 2021