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Best Neurosurgeons in Philadelphia

Best Neurosurgeons in Philadelphia
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Below is a list of the top and leading Neurosurgeons in Philadelphia. To help you find the best neurosurgeon located near you in Philadelphia, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.

The top rated Neurosurgeons in Philadelphia are:

  • Gordon H. Baltuch – Penn Neurosurgery
  • James S. Harrop – Jefferson University Hospitals
  • Michael Weaver – Temple Health

Penn Neurosurgery

Gordon H. Baltuch
Gordon H. Baltuch – Penn Neurosurgery
Dr. Gordon Baltuch, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from McGill University Faculty Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.

As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Baltuch is trained to perform highly technical surgeries to correct disorders of the central, autonomic or peripheral nervous systems. He may provide both invasive and minimally-invasive surgical treatment options, depending upon the patient’s condition. Neurosurgeons may treat spinal disorders, traumatic brain injuries, tumors, Parkinson’s disease, and more.


Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Center; Seizures and Epilepsy Program


Address: 235 South 8th Street, Building, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 662-7366
Website: www.pennmedicine.org


“The people are nice and the facilities are good.” – Josh

Jefferson University Hospitals

James S. Harrop
James S. Harrop – Jefferson University Hospitals

Dr. Harrop is Associate Professor of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and Co-Associate Director of Acute Care for the RSCICDV. He is the Division Director of the Neurological Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery. Dr. Harrop graduated cum laude from Jefferson Medical College in 1995.

Afterward, he completed his residency training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 2001. He subsequently went to the Cleveland Clinic and completed a combined Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Spine Fellowship in complex spine diseases. He is board certified in Neurosurgery.

He currently works with basic scientists at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University on spinal cord injury regeneration research. He works extensively nationally and internationally on trials for SCI patients and is the PI on several active studies on SCI including stem cell therapies. He has published and presented on numerous occasions his work in spinal surgery and spinal cord injury.

He is an active member of the Congress on Neurosurgeons (where he serves on the Executive Board), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, Cervical Spine Society and Scoliosis Research Society.


Brain Aneurysm & AVM Center; Brain Tumor Care; Comprehensive Alzheimer’s Disease Center; Comprehensive Concussion Care; Comprehensive Epilepsy Center; Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center; Comprehensive Stroke Center; Movement Disorders Program; Neurological Surgery; Neuroradiology — Head & Neck Imaging; Sleep Disorders Center; Spine Program


Address: 909 Walnut St #2, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-7000
Website: www.hospitals.jefferson.edu


Unfortunately I’ve had a lot of issues with my Cervical Spine. I’ve seen a lot of Doctors because of it. Dr. Harrop is exactly what a Doctor should be. He’s brilliant and shows compassion towards his Patient’s. At Jefferson it’s a University Hospital so they work as a team, you need this team approach especially if you have multiple, complex issues. They have a lot of offices as well for convenience. I trust nobody else with my care.” – Crystal Lite

Dr. Harrop is wonderful. I had spinal surgery over 3 years ago and have had wonderful results. I am so grateful for his expertise, and would highly recommend him.” – Justine Chan Chow

Temple Health

Michael Weaver
Michael Weaver – Temple Health

Michael Weaver earned his MD from Temple University School of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Weaver’s continued both his internship and his residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he trained under Raj K. Narayan, MD and Christopher M. Loftus, MD. He served chief resident in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago Illinois from January to June 2001. He completed an enfolded fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology at Boston Children’s and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts where he was mentored by Drs. R. Michael Scott, Peter Black and Arthur Day. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Weaver was recruited for a faculty position at Temple University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, where he rose to his current position as Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery, Lewis S. Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The Department of Neurosurgery grew immensely under Dr. Weaver’s leadership. Going from a staff two faculty and two locations to eight faculty members and several locations. Temple is now able to serve the entire Delaware Valley with comprehensive Neurosurgical care.


Bariatric Surgery; Cancer Care; Digestive Disease; Head & Neck; Heart & Vascular; Lung Care; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; Transplant


Address: Temple Neurosciences Center, 3509 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: (800) 836-7536
Website: www.templehealth.org


Dr. Weaver performed emergency brain surgery when I came into ER with a Subdural Hemorrhage. He did a fantastic job and shaved my hair in a way that it is now my signature hairstyle not to mention the great recovery. Excellent Surgeon.” – denise long

Great hospital in North Philadelphia. Really like that it’s affiliated with an academic medical school institution. Always professional.” – Jonathan Hidalgo