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Department of Neurosurgery

Leadership

Alan Turtz, MD, FACS
Chair
Professor of Neurosurgery
Chief, Department of Neurosurgery
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Alan Turtz, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery - Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA
Residency: Neurosurgery - Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Neurological Surgery

Memberships:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Pennsylvania and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Awards and Honors:

The Diane Barton Caring Award, Excellence in Teaching Award, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital Physician Star Award, Alpha Omega Alpha - Honor Medical Society, Gilson Colby Engel Resident Award, The March of Dimes Science Research Fellowship, Dorothy and Sol Sherry Excellence in Teaching Award, Clinical Teacher of the Year, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Neurosurgical Residency Training Program.

About Me:

Alan R. Turtz, MD, FACS is Chief of the Department of Neurosurgery and Director of the Pituitary Tumor Program at Cooper University Hospital; and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical School. Dr. Turtz received his medical degree in 1986 from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where he also completed his neurosurgery training. Before joining Cooper in 2004, Dr. Turtz practiced in Philadelphia at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital where he was Chief of the Neurosurgical Service and Medical Director of the Neurosurgical ICU. Dr. Turtz is a recognized leader in the use of minimally invasive cerebral endoscopy. His expertise includes brain tumors with a special interest in pituitary and intraventricular tumors.

Teaching Faculty

James Barrese, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon
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James Barrese, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of South Florida School of Medicine, Tampa, FL
Internship: General Surgery - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
Residency: Neurosurgery - Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Fellowship: Neuroscience - Brown UniversityProgram of Medicine, Providence, RI, Neurosurgery - Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA

Memberships:

North American Neuromodulation Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Medical Association, Society for Neuroscience

Awards and Honors:

On-Time Doctor Award (2016) Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores. Patients' Choice Award (2016) - Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

About Me:

James C. Barrese, MD is a practicing Neurosurgeon who specializes in the surgical management of movement disorders, epilepsy and pain.  He is the only surgeon in South Jersey who performs “Frameless Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor”.  Dr. Barrese graduated from USF Health Morsani College of Medicine in 2007 and completed his neurological surgery residency at Rutgers. 

 

H. Warren Goldman, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Cooper Neurological Institute
Director, Cooper Gamma Knife Center
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H. Warren Goldman, MD, PhD

Education Background:

Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Internship: General Surgery - New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Residency: Neurosurgery - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx Municipal Hospital, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Neurological Surgery

Memberships:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Epilepsy Society, American Medical Association, American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Gamma Knife Society, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Society for Neuroscience, American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel

Awards and Honors:

Julian Marsh Faculty Scholar Award, Medal of Honor, New York Medical College, Distinguished Service Award, Medical Student Traineeship in Clinical Pharmacology

About Me:

H. Warren Goldman, MD, PhD is the Medical Director of the Cooper Neurological Institute and Gamma Knife Center at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, NJ. Dr. Goldman was the Chairman of Neurosurgery Drexel Medical School.

Dr. Goldman is a highly distinguished neurosurgeon, nationally and internationally renowned for his clinical research and academic leadership. He received his PhD in Pharmacology from the New York Medical College, where he also completed his Doctor of Medicine. He received his neurosurgical training at the Albert Einstein College of  Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center and the Bronx Municipal Hospital. Before joining Cooper, he practiced at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he also directed their Gamma Knife programs.Dr. Goldman has extensive experience in the radiosurgical management of both  benign and malignant brain tumors, specifically metastatic tumors.

Dr. Goldman is recognized for his work in stereotactic radiosurgery and minimally invasive brain surgery. He is a frequent lecturer and author who was awarded the Medal of Honor by New York Medical College and the Distinguished Service Award from MCP Hahnemann University Department of Surgery.

Hamza Shaikh, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Assistant Professor of Radiology
Co-Director, Neurointerventional Surgery
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Hamza Shaikh, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Internship: Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Fellowship: Diagnostic Neuroradiology and Neurointerventional Radiology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Diagnostic Radiology

Memberships:

Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, Radiologic Society of North America, American Society of Spine Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, American College of Radiology, Pennsylvania Radiologic Society

Awards and Honors:

2016 Top Doctors South Jersey Magazine, 2017 Top Doctors South Jersey Magazine

About Me:

Hamza Shaikh, MD joins Cooper University Health Care Neurological Institute from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa, where he completed a Neurointerventional Radiology fellowship. Dr. Shaikh also completed a Neuroradiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ and his internship at Lehigh Valley University Hospital in Allentown, Pa. Dr. Shaikh received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

 

Dr. Shaikh is a member of the Society of Neurointerventional  Surgery, Radiological Society of North America , and the American College of Radiology, the American Society of Neuroradiology and the Pennsylvania Radiological Society.

Steven Yocom, DO
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Co-Director, Spine Program, Director PCOM, Neurosurgery Residency Program
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Steven Yocom, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Neurosurgery - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Neurosurgery - Allegheny University Hospital/MCP Division, Philadelphia, PA, Neurosurgery - Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, Neurosurgery - National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, London, England

Board Certifications:

Neurological Surgery

Memberships:

American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American Board of Neurological Surgeons, American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, Congress of Neurological Surgeons

About Me:

Dr. Yocom, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery, Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, is the Co-Director of the Cooper Neurological Institute Spine Program. He specializes in complex spinal surgery. He utilizes advanced spinal techniques and cutting-edge technology to operate on all types of spinal disorders. He also lectures and trains other spinal surgeons both locally and nationally. Dr. Yocom employs minimally invasive surgical techniques in his practice. He is the Director for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Neurosurgery Residency training program.

 

Dr. Yocom has a particular interest in spinal trauma and spinal cord injury, cancer treatment of the spine and the treatment of degenerative disease of the spine. Dr. Yocom has access to the latest surgical and non-surgical treatment options available to help treat a wide range of back pain and spinal issues.