Mark R. McLaughlin


About Dr. McLaughlin

Board-certified neurosurgeon Dr. Mark McLaughlin specializes in cranial conditions and specific spine disorders. He also has specialized expertise in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.

Dr. McLaughlin’s educational journey began at the Pingry School in Martinsville, NJ and continued down a path that included a University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency and a fellowship in complex spine surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

His professional badge of honor was working closely with Dr. Peter Jannetta, who is considered both the father of modern neurosurgery and one of the top five neurosurgeons in the world. The Jannetta procedure is the gold standard of surgical treatment for trigeminal neuralgia.

Dr. McLaughlin served as the president of the Young Neurosurgeons’ Committee, a national section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is an editor of, a website dedicated to patient and physician education of spinal disorders.

In addition to Dr. McLaughlin’s national recognition, he has organized an international consultative link with neurosurgeons in Russia. With collaboration from the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons, he initiated the first ever Russian-American Spine Symposium held in St. Petersburg, Russia in May 2000. Dr. McLaughlin’s efforts in Russia were highlighted in PARADE Magazine.

Mark McLaughlin is an international speaker, author and medical media expert for brain and spinal cord injuries. One of his most recent achievements includes being selected “Castle Connolly Top Doc” in the New York Metro area for the tenth year running.

Dr. McLaughlin served as the Princeton Brain & Spine Medical Director from 2005 until 2015. He continues to practice neurosurgery, as well as dedicating time to writing, education and inspiring others to be the best they can be.

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