Dr. Samir Sur, MD

Dr. Samir Sur, MD

Dr. Samir Sur, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 202-877-5026
Fax: 410-686-6640

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Specialties
  • Neurosurgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal reflexes
  • abnormal vertebrae
  • absent vertebrae
  • accessory nerve disease
  • accessory nerve injury
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Procedures I Perform
  • acoustic neuroma removal
  • angiography
  • anterior cervical spine surgery
  • anterior temporal lobectomy
  • avm embolization
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About the Provider

Samir Sur, MD, is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon primarily based at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Sur’s areas of clinical interest include microsurgical and endovascular approaches for the treatment of brain aneurysms and cerebrovascular disease, resection of primary brain tumors and complex lesions of the skull base, and neurosurgical management of epilepsy and pain syndromes. He utilizes a number of minimally invasive strategies including the transradial approach for neuroendovascular surgery and minimally invasive craniotomies for treatment of brain tumors and aneurysms.

Dr. Sur’s credentials include:

Undergraduate Degree: Yale University

Medical degree: Boston University School of Medicine

Fellowship and Residency: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

Dr. Sur’s main areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Endovascular and microsurgical treatment of cerebral aneurysms
  • Multi-modal treatment of brain arteriovenous malformations
  • Endoscopic microsurgical resection of skull base tumors
  • Microsurgical resection of brain and spine tumors
  • Minimally invasive craniotomy for brain tumors and vascular disease
  • Neurosurgical treatment of epilepsy and pain syndromes

Education
  • Fellowship Program: University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital (2020)
  • Residency Program: University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital (2019)
  • Residency Program: University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital (2018)
  • Fellowship Program: University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital (2017)
  • Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine (2012)
Publications

Selected Publications:

Sur S, Menaker SA, Alvarez C, Chen S, Shah SS, Peterson EC, Elhammady MS, Starke RM. Multimodal Management of Carotid-Cavernous Fistulas. World Neurosurg. 2020 Jan;133:e796-e803. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.10.004. Epub 2019 Oct 9. PMID: 31605852.

Chen SH, Snelling BM, Shah SS, Sur S, Brunet MC, Starke RM, Yavagal DR, Osbun JW, Peterson EC. Transradial approach for flow diversion treatment of cerebral aneurysms: a multicenter study. J Neurointerv Surg. 2019 Aug;11(8):796-800. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2018-014620. Epub 2019 Jan 22. PMID: 30670622.

Snelling BM, Sur S, Shah SS, Caplan J, Khandelwal P, Yavagal DR, Starke RM, Peterson EC. Transradial Approach for Complex Anterior and Posterior Circulation Interventions: Technical Nuances and Feasibility of Using Current Devices. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Sep 1;17(3):293-302. doi: 10.1093/ons/opy352. PMID: 30496537.

Snelling BM, Sur S, Shah SS, Khandelwal P, Caplan J, Haniff R, Starke RM, Yavagal DR, Peterson EC. Transradial cerebral angiography: techniques and outcomes. J Neurointerv Surg. 2018 Sep;10(9):874-881. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2017-013584. Epub 2018 Jan 8. PMID: 29311120.

Sur S, Snelling B, Khandelwal P, Caplan JM, Peterson EC, Starke RM, Yavagal DR. Transradial approach for mechanical thrombectomy in anterior circulation large-vessel occlusion. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Apr;42(4):E13. doi: 10.3171/2017.1.FOCUS16525. PMID: 28366055.

Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.
Practice Locations
  • 9103 Franklin Square Drive
    Suite 301
    Baltimore, MD 21237
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    Phone: 410-391-6904
    Fax: 410-686-6640

  • 1850 Town Center Parkway
    Reston Hospital Center
    Reston, VA 20190
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    Phone: 703-689-9000
    Fax: 703-689-9174

  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    G-019
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-5026
    Fax: 202-877-5551

  • 9000 Franklin Square Drive
    Suite 2CB
    Baltimore, MD 21237
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    Phone: 443-777-7320
    Fax: 443-777-8320

  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl Neurosurgery
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-877-5026
    Fax: 202-877-5551

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Awards
  • Best Resident Teaching Award 2018-2019, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery
  • Sanjiv Bhatia, MD Distinction in Leadership and Service Award 2018-2019, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery