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Farhad Bahrassa, MD, FAANS

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Farhad Bahrassa, MD, FAANS

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • 333 Cedar Street

    PO Box 208082

    New Haven, CT, 06520

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Dr. Farhad Bahrassa is a board-certified neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Yale School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery. He completed undergraduate and medical school at Boston University via the 7-year accelerated BA/MD program. He completed residency in Neurosurgery at Albany Medical Center with his training covering all aspects of general and subspecialty neurosurgery. During fellowship he continued to specialize in diagnosis and management of neurovascular disorders--conditions affecting the blood vessels of the brain, head, neck, spine, and spinal cord. He has expertise in both open surgical and endovascular treatments of these conditions including cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid artery stenosis, and stroke. He also specializes in spinal vascular malformations, vertebral artery stenosis, intracranial artery stenosis, and embolization of intracranial tumors, head and neck lesions, and spinal tumors. He has specific interest in combining endovascular treatment with surgical treatment when appropriate, as well as utilizing advanced technology including bi-plane angiography and neurosurgical operating rooms with state-of-the art equipment and design. He has a special commitment to excellent patient care and avoiding complications. His approach is "quality over quantity" when it comes to treating neurosurgical disorders. Before joining Yale, he practiced for over 4 years in Springfield, MA at Baystate Medical Center where he was Director of Vascular Neurosurgery, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery) at UMass Medical School, and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and the AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Boston University School of Medicine (2007)
  • BA
    Boston University, Medical Science (2004)
  • Fellow
    Albany Medical Center

Activities

  • Resident Education
    New Haven, United States 2020
  • Saint Mary's Hospital Stroke Meeting
    Waterbury, United States 2020
  • Simsbury EMS Meeting
    Simsbury, United States 2019
  • Yale Neurosurgery Skull Base Surgery Anatomy and Appraoches Lab
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • Saint Francis Trauma Peer Review and Quality Improvement
    Hartford, United States (2019-2020)
  • Yale Neurosurgery Spinal Surgery Anatomy and Appraoches Lab
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • Resident Education
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • Yale Critical Care and Emergency Neuroscience Symposium
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • EMSPRO Conference
    Ledyard, United States 2019
  • Yale Department of Neurosurgery Quality and Safety Committee
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • Saint Francis Cranial Peer Review Committee
    Hartford, United States (2019-2020)
  • Tolland EMS Meeting
    Tolland, United States 2019
  • Medical Student Education
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • Yale Neurosurgery Cranial Surgery Anatomy and Appraoches Lab
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • Saint Francis Spine Peer Review Committee
    Hartford, United States (2019-2020)
  • Transfer Care for Stroke Patients
    Middletown, United States 2019
  • State of Connecticut Stroke Advisory Council
    Wallingford, United States 2019
  • Saint Francis Stroke Peer Review Committee
    Hartford, United States (2018-2020)
  • Saint Francis Hospital Stroke Education
    Hartford, United States (2018-2020)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
William Casper Kite, Jr. Memorial AwardAlbany Medical College2013
Edward L. Spatz Award for Excellence in NeurosurgeryBoston University School of Medicine2007
Gold Foundation Humanism AwardGold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine2007
Pathology Honor SocietyAssociation of Pathology Chairs2005
Presidential ScholarBoston University College of Arts and Sciences2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Saint Francis Neuro-Oncology Multidisciplinary Tumor BoardCo-Director2019 - 2020
Saint Francis Trauma Peer Review and Quality Improvement CommitteeCommittee Member2019 - 2020
Yale Department of Neurosurgery Quality and Safety CommitteeCommittee Member2019 - Present
Saint Francis Cranial Peer Review CommitteeCommittee Member2019 - 2020
Saint Francis Spine Peer Review CommitteeCommittee Member2019 - 2020
State of Connecticut Stroke Advisory Council, State of Connecticut Stroke Advisory CouncilMember2019 - Present
Saint Francis Stroke Peer Review CommitteeCommittee Member2018 - 2020

Departments & Organizations