Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes Shabbar Danish, MD, as Chair of Neurosurgery

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently welcomed Board Certified Neurosurgeon Shabbar F. Danish, M.D., FAANS, as Chair of Neurosurgery as part of the academic medical center’s Neuroscience Institute.  Dr. Danish has provided neurosurgical care for patients throughout New Jersey for more than a decade.  He specializes in treating patients with complex, adverse spinal and cranial conditions and care for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.

“I’m confident under Dr. Danish’s leadership, with his vast clinical and academic experience, our already well established Neuroscience Institute will reach new heights of clinical expertise and treatment for our patients,” said Vito Buccellato, MPA, LNHA, president and chief hospital executive, Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Some of Dr. Danish’s most notable achievements include pioneering minimally invasive techniques for deep brain stimulation, and he is internationally recognized for his contributions in advancing MRI guided laser therapy.  He specializes in brain cancer/tumors, Deep Brain Stimulation, epilepsy, Facial Pain Syndrome, Gamma Knife, laser ablation treatment of brain tumors, movement disorders, including Parkinson’s Disease and spine cancer. 

“Dr. Danish is one of the most accomplished and innovative neurosurgeons that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.  He is an ideal leader for our neuroscience teams,” said Alan Colicchio, M.D., chair of neurology, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and medical director, Neuroscience Care Transformation Service, Hackensack Meridian Health, Southern Market.

Dr. Danish previously served as Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Medical Director of the Gamma Knife Center, and Associate Program Director for the neurosurgery residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.  He has been a member of several major international and national medical committees. Dr. Danish has been the Principal Investigator for many grant awards, has contributed to over a hundred clinical research publications and holds a patent on a clinical software algorithm. 

Dr. Danish completed his fellowship training in bioengineering, movement disorder and epilepsy and Gamma Knife radiosurgery, as well as residency training in neurosurgery, at the University of Pennsylvania.  He also completed fellowship training in neurophysiology at Hospital Nacional de Paraplejicos in Toledo, Spain.  Dr. Danish received his medical doctorate at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.   

The Neuroscience Institute provides patients with a comprehensive line up of services for spine injuries, concussion, epilepsy, MS, ALS, brain tumors, memory, and more, as well as the region’s only Stroke Rescue Center.  The medical center was recognized by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, in 2020 and 2021 with the Neurosciences Excellence Award.  

“As our academic medical center’s Neuroscience Institute continues to expand, I can think of no one better suited to lead the team in continuing to provide patients with the most comprehensive and advanced services, not only in Monmouth and Ocean counties, but throughout the state,” said Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, regional president, Southern Market, Hackensack Meridian Health.

To make an appointment with Dr. Danish at his HOPE Tower office, 19 Davis Ave., Neptune, NJ, call 732-974-0003.  For more information about Jersey Shore’s Neuroscience Institute, visit