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UChicago Faculty Physicians

Paramita Das, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

UChicago Faculty Physicians who provide services at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial are not employees or agents of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.

Paramita Das, MD, MS, is a neurosurgeon with expertise in skull base tumors and in trauma neurosurgery. She has advanced training in endoscopic and open approaches to the skull base with a particular interest in minimally invasive approaches. She has an interest in facial pain disorders and offers microvascular decompression, balloon compression, and radiofrequency rhizotomy. With the opening of the University of Chicago Level 1 trauma center she is an integral part of the neurosurgical trauma team caring for critically ill patients and managing head trauma and spine pathology.

Dr. Das conducts medical research in addition to her clinical work. Her scholarly work in brain tumors involves understanding the oncogenesis of tumors, epidemiology of brain tumors, and understanding the best treatment strategies for improving quality of life. She is working to combine the knowledge of the genetics of tumors with outcomes data so that we may be able to treat based on a better understanding of the course of the disease. She also is interested in outcomes after traumatic brain injury and associated biomarkers. 

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Practicing Since

  • 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bengali

Medical Education

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine


  • University of Minnesota Health


  • University of Minnesota Health


  • Cleveland Clinic

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Brain Tumors: Expert Q&A

In this expert Q&A, neuro-oncologist Dr. Deric Park and neurosurgeon Dr. Paramita Das share insights on the different types of brain tumors, the symptoms they may cause and the types of therapies to treat them.

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