Rishi Goel, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine

Research Information

Research Interests

Neurological Surgery

External Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
St. John's Medical Center


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Transaxial Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation:  A new minimally invasive surgical instrumentation technique for the repair of bilateral pars defects.  Rishi Goel, MD, David Hart, MD.  Department of Neurosurgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. 2009

Resolution of Chiari malformation after treatment of acromegaly. Case illustration  980 Joshua M. Ammerman, M.D., Rishi Goel, M.D., and Richard S. Polin, M.D. Journal of Neurosurgery Jun 2006, Vol. 104, No. 6: 980.

Tasneem Z. Naqvi, MD, MRCP, Rishi K. Goel, BA, BS, James S. Forrester, MD, Robert M. Davidson, MD, and Robert J. Siegel, MD.  Usefulness of Left Ventricular Mass in Predicting Recovery of Left Ventricular Systolic Function in Patients With Symptomatic Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy.  Am J Cardiol 2000;85;624-629.

Tasneem Z. Naqvi, MD, MRCP, FACC, Rishi K. Goel, BS/BA, James S. Forrester, MD, FACC, Robert J. Siegel, MD, FACC.  Myocardial Contractile Reserve on Dobutamine Echocardiography Predicts Late Spontaneous Improvement in Cardiac Function in Patients With Recent Onset Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy  JACC, 1999; Vol. 34, No. 5, 1537-1544.

Naqvi TZ, Goel RK, Davidson RM, Siegel RJ.  Diastolic function is highly predictive of recovery of left ventricular systolic function in patients with new onset idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.  JACC, 1999;33 (No2), Supplement A, 448 A, 837-1.

Khan AM, Curras MC, Dao J, Jamal FA, Turkowski CA, Goel RK, Gillard ER, Wolfsohn SD, Stanley.  Lateral hypothalamic NMDA receptor subunits NR2A and/or NR2B mediate eating: immunochemical/behavioral evidence.  Am J Physiol 1999 Mar;276(3 Pt 2):R880-91.


Doctor of Medicine
University of California


Intern, General Surgery
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Resident, Neurological Surgery
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Fellow, Neurocritical Care
University Hospitals Case Medical Center