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Nitin Agarwal

Dr Nitin Agarwal, MD

Neurological Surgery



Nitin Agarwal, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery as an associate professor on February 1, 2023. As part of his educational mission, he serves as the associate program director of the UPMC/University of Pittsburgh neurological surgery residency program and co-director of the department's Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Deformity Fellowship. On the clinical front, he is director of the department's Minimally Invasive Spine and Robotics Surgery program. Dr. Agarwal received his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Afterwards, he completed his neurological surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh. During this time, he also completed an enfolded fellowship in sports medicine as well as in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. He then completed an AO Spine and Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) approved minimally invasive and complex spine surgery fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco with dual training from orthopedic and neurosurgical mentors. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Agarwal served as the director of neurotrauma at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis with a clinical focus in spinal deformity surgery. Dr. Agarwal has funded investigations in four concentrations: neurotrauma outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury and acute spinal cord injury, spine outcomes, socioeconomic research, and patient education. To date, he has published over 275 peer-reviewed articles and has spoken at several regional and national conferences with over 300 oral and poster presentations. His health literacy research has been published in several high impact factor journals including JAMA Internal Medicine and he has also been featured by prominent healthcare-oriented news outlets such as Reuters Health. Dr. Agarwal also maintains an active role in organized neurosurgery advocating for medical student and patient education.
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"Dr. Agarwal removed an intradural tumor from my spine successfully. (within spinal cord) There were numerous risks, which he was straight forward with me and my family on. His concern for me was heartfelt as he provided an alternative in assisting me to get my MRI and CT scans scheduled earlier than I could. These were needed in order to perform the surgery asap. I have full confidence in his abilities and competence. Others talked highly of him as well at UPMC Presby Hospital. I highly recommend him for your spinal surgery. "
  • July 9, 2023


200 Lothrop St. Suite B400
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
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Tue9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Anterior lumbar fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusions
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical (neck) Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery And More
  • Endoscopic Anterior Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Disc Decompression
  • Endoscopic Disc Removal
  • Endoscopic Discectomy / Foraminotomy / Decompression
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Foraminoplasty
  • Endoscopic Foraminotomy
  • Endoscopic Interlaminar Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Lamino-foraminoplasty
  • Endoscopic Transiliac Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Fusions
  • Lateral lumbar fusion
  • Minimally Invasive And Complex Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (MISS)
  • Ortho Emergencies
  • Ortho For Adults
  • Ortho For Adults, Ortho for Children
  • Ortho Spine, Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Ortho Spine, Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery And More
  • Posterior Lumbar Decompressions
  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Scoliosis Corrective Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Canal Stenosis
  • Spinal Cancer, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
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University of California, San Francisco
Graduated 2022
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Graduated 2020
University of Pittsburgh
Graduated 2020
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Graduated 2021
Medical School
New Jersey Medical School
Graduated 2014
The College of New Jersey
Graduated 2010


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