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 S. Harrop, MD

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

Ashwini Sharan, MD

Ashwini Sharan, MD
Director, Division of Functional Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery & Neurology
Vice Chair of Clinical Operation Neurosurgery
Program Director for Residency in Neurological Surgery
Division Chief, Epilepsy and Neuromodulatory Neurosurgery

Srinivas Prasad

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

J. Heller

Joshua E. Heller, MD, MBA
Associate Professor Neurological Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery

Jack Jallo

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

Gaurav Jain, MD

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

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