School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Faculty Profile

Sandeep Mittal, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Department Chair
Professor (Clinical Scholar)
(313) 966-5007

Dr. Mittal received his medical and master of surgery degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 1997. He completed neurosurgery residency training and a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Neurobiology at the renowned Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University in 2004. He subsequently completed a clinical fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute, followed by a second subspecialty fellowship in Neuro-Oncological Surgery and Image-Guided Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Mittal, an associate professor, joined the Wayne State University Department of Neurosurgery in 2006. He is board certified by both the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

His areas of expertise are in the surgical management of patients with medically-refractory epilepsy and those with complex brain tumors located in eloquent brain regions (e.g. motor cortex, speech and language centers). He is the co-director of the Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and also directs the Surgical Neuro-Oncology Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Dr. Mittal’s prominent clinical presence reinforces his commitment to maintain an active research program. He is director of the National Institutes of Health-funded Translational Neuro-Oncology Research Lab and is a faculty member of both the WSU Cancer Biology Graduate Program and the Department of Physiology Graduate Program.

An accomplished educator and well-funded research scientist, Dr. Mittal has published more than 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 25 book chapters.

Dr. Mittal became the fifth Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery on October 1, 2015.


Neurosurgery Residency Training Program
McGill University
Montreal Neurological Institute
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Clinical and Research Fellowship
Developmental Neurobiology
McGill University
Montreal Neurological Institute
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Clinical Fellowship
Epilepsy Surgery
McGill University
Montreal Neurological Institute
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Clinical Fellowship
Neuro-Oncological Surgery and Image-Guided Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Medical Education

Doctor of Medicine & Master of Surgery (MD,CM)
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Graduate Education

Medical Preparatory Year (Med-P)
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Undergraduate Education

Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS)
C'gep de St-Hyacinthe
St-Hyacinthe, Canada


 Dr. Mittal sees patients at the following locations: