Samir Sur, MD| Neurosurgery | MedStar Health

Samir Sur, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Neurosurgery

Languages: English

About me

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

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Herniated Disc
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Tumor
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Ataxia
  • Basilar Skull Fracture
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Berry Aneurysm
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Burst Fracture
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors
  • Central Nervous System Infection
  • Central Nervous System Lupus
  • Central Venous Stenosis
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cervical Compression Fracture
  • Cervical Deformity
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Cervical Plexopathy
  • Cervical Spine Injury
  • Cervical Spine Mass
  • Cervical Spine Tumor
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Concussion
  • Dejerine Sottas Disease
  • Diabetic Lumbosacral Radiculoplexus Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Dystonia
  • Elevated Growth Hormone
  • Encephalopathies
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Spasm
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Glioma
  • Glomus Jugulare Tumor
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
  • HIV Myopathy
  • Horner Syndrome
  • Inclusion Body Myopathy
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Lacunar Stroke
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Lip Droop
  • Lobar Atrophy Of Brain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Injury
  • Lumbar Spine Mass
  • Lumbar Spine Stress Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Tumor
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Spine
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningioma
  • Movement Diseases And Disorders
  • Moyamoya
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelitis
  • Myelomalacia
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy With Ragged Red Fibers
  • Nerve Compression Of The Cervical Spine
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Root Disorder
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Neuralgia
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 2
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Neuropathy
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Spine
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Paramyotonia Congenita
  • Paraplegia
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Periodic Paralysis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Periventricular Leukomalacia
  • Peroneal Nerve Injury
  • Pituitary Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Plexopathy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Primary Cerebellar Degeneration
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Prolactinoma
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Quadriplegia
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Sensory Neuronopathy
  • Skull Osteoma
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Injury
  • Spine Mass
  • Spine Osteoarthritis
  • Spine Tumor
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Sports Related Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sports Related Spine Injury
  • Sports Related Thoracic Spine Injury
  • Statin Myopathy
  • Syncope
  • Tetraplegia
  • Thoracic Herniated Disc
  • Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Injury
  • Thoracic Spine Mass
  • Thoracic Spine Tumor
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertigo
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Impairment
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Procedures I perform

  • Angiography
  • Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Avm Embolization
  • Awake Brain Surgery
  • Awake Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Awake Craniotomy
  • Botox For Dystonia
  • Botox For Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula Repair
  • Cerebral Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Cerebral Revascularization
  • Cerebrovascular Bypass Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Laminotomy
  • Cervical Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture Surgery
  • Cranial Helmet Therapy
  • Craniosynostosis Surgery
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrocorticography
  • Endoscopic Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Approach
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Evaluation (EMU)
  • Facet Surgery
  • Focal Resection Surgery Brain
  • Focused Ultrasound
  • Headache Therapy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microneurosurgery
  • Microsurgery Of The Cervical Spine
  • Microsurgery Of The Lumbar Spine
  • Microsurgery Of The Thoracic Spine
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Partial Lumbar Discectomy
  • Mri Guided Focused Ultrasound
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion Treatment
  • Navigation Spine Surgery
  • Occipito Cervical Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy And Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Of Benign Spine Tumors
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Sinus Stenting
  • Spina Bifida Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Schwannoma Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis Surgery
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylosis Surgery
  • Stereotactic Eeg
  • Subdural Hematoma Embolization
  • Surgery For Sciatica
  • Thalamotomy
  • Thoracic Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fusion
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Transluminal Balloon Angioplasty In Neurosurgery
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Practice locations

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
IR Ste
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-7999

Fax 443-777-8320

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1850 Town Center Parkway
Reston Hospital Center
Reston, VA, 20190

703-689-9000

Fax 703-689-9174

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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD, 21237

410-391-6904

Fax 410-686-6640

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110 Irving Street Northwest
G-019
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-5026

Fax 202-877-5551

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl Neurosurgery
Washington, DC, 20007

202-877-5026

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

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)

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

News and 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.