About Dr. Sanjay Ghosh, MD, FAANS, FACS

A Brief History

Dr. Sanjay Ghosh was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan where he attended North Farmington High School. Dr. Ghosh graduated from North Farmington in the top 1% of his class with awards for being the outstanding student in both mathematics and science. He also was honored to receive the award for outstanding overall graduate from the faculty and his fellow students. During this time, Dr. Ghosh was invited to join MENSA.

Dr. Ghosh received a Regents Alumni Merit Scholarship to attend the University of Michigan Honors College. Dr. Ghosh completed his studies in cellular and molecular biology in just three and a half years, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa for placing in the top 5% of his class. In college, he received competitive research grants, and a portion of his college honors thesis was published in the peer reviewed scientific Journal of Hypertension. He went on to attend medical school at the University of Michigan where he was exposed to the field of neurosurgery, and later gained acceptance to the top rated neurosurgery residency program at the University of Southern California. While a resident at USC Dr. Ghosh gained training and considerable expertise in the arenas of spinal surgery, cranial and spinal trauma, radiosurgery, and cranial base surgery.

During his residency, Dr. Ghosh completed a fellowship in skull base surgery at the House Ear Clinic under the guidance of Drs. William Hitselberger and John Diaz Day. During this time, he spent hundreds of hours in the laboratory mastering the surgical techniques that are necessary for safe and effective treatment of acoustic neuromas, skull base meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, and cerebral aneurysms. He also performed detailed analysis of the use of endoscopes in skull base surgery, and presented this work at several national conferences. Due to his training and expertise in skull base surgery, Dr. Ghosh was then recruited by the physicians of the SENTA Clinic in San Diego to create the only multidisciplinary skull base surgery team in San Diego County. In 2007, Dr. Ghosh was named one of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumers Research Council.

Dr. Ghosh has been named one of San Diego’s top neurosurgeon by the physicians of the San Diego County Medical Society eight times (2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). He has been named one of the top neurosurgeons in the nation by Castle Connely ten times (2010 to 2019). In 2016, Dr. Ghosh was honored to be appointed the codirector of the neurotrauma program at Scripps Mercy Hospital, as well as the chief of neurosurgery for that same facility.

Practice Philosophy

The SENTA Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic that specializes in treating disorders of the brain, spine, ear, head, and skull base. Dr. Sanjay Ghosh is a neurosurgeon with fellowship training in skull base surgery. Dr. Ghosh is committed to providing state of the art care to his patients with diseases of the brain, skull base, and spine.

Accolades

Three Best Rated, The Best Neurosurgeons in San Diego // 2018

San Diego Magazine, Top Neurosurgeon // 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

US News and World Report, Top Neurosurgeon // 2012

Castle Connolly, Top Neurosurgeon // 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Patients Choice Award, Top Neurosurgeon // 2011

Gustav Retzius Neuroanatomy Competition Prize Winner // 2000, 2001

K. Carner Surgery Scholarship // 1994

Phi Beta Kappa, College of LS&A, University of Michigan // 1990

Angell Scholar, Academic Achievement, College of LS&A // 1987-1990

W.J. Branstrom Award // 1988

Regents Alumni Merit Scholar, University of Michigan // 1987

Katherine Sevin Award, Outstanding Graduate // 1987

Outstanding Student, Mathematics and Science, North Farmington HS // 1987

Mensa // 1984