Michelle C. Chowdhary, M.D.

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Job Title
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Michelle Chowdhary is an assistant professor in neurological surgery. She practices general neurosurgery with specialty interest in spine disorders, brain tumors, intraventricular pathology, Chiari malformation, and syringomyelia.

Dr. Chowdhary earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and her M.D. at Rush Medical College in Chicago. Dr. Chowdhary then finished residency in neurological surgery at University of Washington in 2015.  She also completed a spine fellowship during that time.

Clinical Interest

Brain tumors; Chiari malformation; syringomyelia; intraventricular tumors, Spinal tumors(intradural and extradural), Neurofibromatosis, Endoscopic cranial surgery, hydrocephalus disorders, spontaneous CSF leak.

Research Interests

Clinical education

Personal Interests

Hiking, movies, reading and traveling.


Medical Education

Rush University


University of Washington


University of Washington


University of Washington


Morton RP, Abecassis IJ, Hanson JF, Barber J, Nerva JD, Emerson SN, Ene CI, Chowdhary MM, Levitt MR, Ko AL, Dellit TH, Chesnut RM. Predictors of infection after 754 cranioplasty operations and the value of intraoperative cultures for cryopreserved bone flaps. J Neurosurg. 2016 Sep;125(3):766-70. doi: 10.3171/2015.8.JNS151390. Epub 2016 Jan 15. PMID: 26771856

Chowdhary MM, Ene CI, Silbergeld DL. Treatment of Gliomas: How did we get here? Surg Neurol Int. 2015 Feb 13;6(Suppl 1):S85-8. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.151348. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25722937

Cecchini MM, Levitt MR, Taneja M, Hallam DK, Ghodke BV. Embolization of carotid-cavernous fistula via direct percutaneous puncture of the inferior ophthalmic vein. J Neuroradiol. 2012 Jul;39(3):181-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neurad.2011.05.007. Epub 2011 Jul 23.PMID: 21783255