Spinal & Peripheral Nerve Disorders

As a Level I Trauma Center and Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience treat more patients with disorders of the spine and spinal cord injury than any other program in the northeastern United States. 

Comprehensive evaluation and surgical management for spine problems is available and offers residents exposure to a panoply of surgical approaches, ranging from simple disc surgery to complex anterior and posterior reconstructive, instrumentation-based procedures. Furthermore, management of spine tumors and spinal cord injury is emphasized and complemented by a large clinical volume and a significant research initiative.

James Harrop, MD Professor, Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
Division Chief, Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Ashwini Sharan, MD Professor, Neurological Surgery & Neurology
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations Neurosurgery

Joshua Heller, MD, MBA Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery 215-955-7000

Jack Jallo, MD, PhD Professor, Neurological Surgery
Director, Neurotrauma
Executive Director, Critical Care
Vice Chair, Academic Services

Srinivas Prasad, MD, MS Professor, Neurological Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship Director, Neurosurgical Spine and Peripheral Nerve Fellowship Program

Ahilan Sivaganesan, MD Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Director of Value Innovation, Neurological Surgery

Chengyuan Wu, MD, MSBmE Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery & Radiology
Division Chief, Epilepsy and Neuromodulation Neurosurgery
Fellowship Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Integrated Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center

Please note that all faculty are part of the Department of Neurological Surgery, unless otherwise noted.