Dr. Sid Chandela is a board certified fellowship-trained minimally invasive neurosurgeon who specializes in both cranial and spinal neurosurgery.  He is an endovascular neurosurgeon who serves as Director of Neurovascular Surgery at Virginia Hospital Center. A fellowship-trained, minimally-invasive neurosurgeon, Dr. Chandela's unique expertise in cerebrovascular neurosurgery forms the foundation of the Hospital's neurovascular program. In addition, his practice and interests involve the full scope of general neurosurgery that includes brain tumors and minimally-invasive complex spine surgery.

Dr. Chandela is one of a few  unique "dual-trained" neurosurgeons nationwide trained in both endovascular and traditional open neurosurgical techniques and was the first one in Northern Virginia to offer microsurgical and endovascular treatment options for cerebrovascular disease. Besides general neurosurgery, his expertise includes microsurgical clipping and endovascular coiling and embolization of brain aneurysms, AVM, tumor embolization, spinal angiography and brain bypass for ischemia.  In addition Dr Chandela uses endovascular techniques for acute stroke treatment and has been instrumental in developing a stroke program at Virginia Hospital Center.

After graduating with honors from medical school at Penn State University, Dr. Chandela completed his neurosurgery residency at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Subsequently he completed a prestigious fellowship in endovascular/cerebrovascular neurosurgery at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, known to be one of the busiest cerebrovascular centers in the country. He also has special training in brain bypass techniques learned during his time in Utrect, Netherlands. He has trained with world renowned mentors giving him rare expertise in both intracranial and complex spine problems. Dr. Chandela has won various research awards, given talks and authored numerous articles in peer reviewed journals. He has also been an NFL physician and served as an independent neurosurgical consultant for the Washington Redskins. He also has been elected as a “top doctor” in Washingtonian and Northern Virginia magazines numerous times.

His philosophy involves putting patient interest first and above all being compassionate and conservative.


  • "Top Doc" in the Washingtonian, 2012
  • "Top Doc" in the Washingtonian, 2013
  • "Top Doc" in the Washingtonian, 2014
  • "Top Doc" in Northern VA Magazine, 2014
  • "Top Doc" in the Washingtonian, 2015
  • "Top Doc" in Northern VA Magazine, 2015
  • "Top Doc" in the Washingtonian, 2016
  • "Top Doc" in Northern VA Magazine, 2016
  • Featured in Virginia Hospital Center Magazine Fall 2016
  • "Top Doc", Northern VA Magazine, 2017

Insurances Accepted

  • Medicare
  • Carefirst BCBS
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • All insurance plans with out-of-network benefits

Hospital Affiliation

Virginia Hospital Center

Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205-3698

P: 703.558.5000

1701 N. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205-3698
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