About the Department of Neurological Surgery
Academic Title: Professor
Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Jewell L. Osterholm, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery
As an integral part of Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the region's only dedicated hospital for neuroscience, the Department of Neurological Surgery is one of the busiest academic neurosurgical programs in the country, offering state-of-the-art treatment to patients with neurological diseases affecting the brain and spine, such as brain tumors, spinal disease, vascular brain diseases, epilepsy, pain, Parkinson's disease and many other neurological disorders.
Our physicians are pioneers in treating cerebral aneurysms through such endovascular procedures as using mini-catheters to deliver clot-dissolving drugs directly to the brain as well as having the most experience in the Delaware Valley using coils to treat aneurysms through a minimally invasive embolization procedure.
Our neurosurgeons have helped to write the textbooks and set training standards referenced by other doctors around the world, and participate in leading-edge multidisciplinary care.