James C. Barrese

James C. Barrese, MD, FAANS

James C. Barrese, MD, FAANS Neurosurgeon I understand the importance of being active. I scuba dive and snowboard whenever I have the chance to get away. At home, I’m an avid gardener. I built an aquaponics garden and cultivate a hybrid grape from which I make my own wine. I also have a four-year-old son…

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Richard J. Meagher

Richard J. Meagher, MD, FAANS, FACS Neurosurgeon Right after my residency, I joined a well-established and respected neurosurgical practice in West Reading, Pennsylvania. While I’m confident in saying I made a good impression (I was promoted to partner after my first year), that time is memorable to me because of the formative impact it had…

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Matthew J. Tormenti

Matthew J. Tormenti, MD, MBA, FAANS, FACS an Affiliate Provider of Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center Neurosurgeon A couple years ago, a middle-age man arrived in the emergency room at St. Mary Medical Center, in Langhorne, suddenly paralyzed from his waist down. A blood clot was crushing his spinal cord. Given the circumstances, his mood was pretty lighthearted.…

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Seth S. Joseffer

Seth S. Joseffer, MD, FAANS, FACS an Affiliate Provider of Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center Neurosurgeon I think one thing my patients appreciate about me is that I truly get what it’s like to be sidelined by an injury. In addition to being an avid runner, I enjoy rowing, biking, playing golf, and hiking. And I’ve suffered my…

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Nazer H. Qureshi

Nazer H. Qureshi, MD, M.Sc., FAANS, FACS Neurosurgeon In this profession, it’s easy to lose yourself in the long hours and complex cases. My wife, Zahra, made sure that never happened. She’s the reason I never missed one of our daughters’ school presentations, recitals, or games over the better part of the last two decades—a…

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Nirav K. Shah

Nirav K. Shah, MD, FAANS, FACS an Affiliate Provider of Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center Medical Director / Neurosurgeon Lots of doctors discover neurosurgery well into their medical training. I’m not one of them. Well before I was accepted for the accelerated premedical-medical program at Penn State University, I knew I wanted to be a neurosurgeon. My education…

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Mark R. McLaughlin

Mark R. McLaughlin, MD, FAANS, FACS Founder / Neurosurgeon To me, it was never a question of whether I would become a doctor but what area of medicine I’d choose. My grandfather, my idol, was a doctor in West Orange, New Jersey, for more than 50 years. As a kid, I followed him around constantly,…

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