Rick Madhok, MD is a Neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of primary brain tumors, metastatic tumors, meningiomas, endoscopic surgery, skull base and pituitary surgery, stereotactic surgery, radiosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery and treatment of cervical and lumbar herniated discs. He was recently recognized as one of Castle Connolly’s top doctors. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. Immediately out of high school, he was accepted into a combined BS/MD program. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey, studied abroad in London, UK at Kingston University and obtained his medical degree at New Jersey Medical School – UMDNJ.
At the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Madhok trained at one of the foremost training programs in the US. During his time as Chief Resident, he was named Most Outstanding Resident. Additionally, he was awarded the Stuart Rowe Research Award for his research concerning minimally invasive surgical techniques. While at Pittsburgh, he also completed a two-year Fellowship in Endoscopic and Skull Base Surgery. Dr. Madhok has authored numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed publications, and has presented research both nationally and internationally.
Currently, Dr. Madhok’s focus is delivering minimally invasive treatments for brain and spinal disorders in order to maximize patient recovery and minimize trauma associated with surgical procedures. He does this by utilizing endoscopes, intraoperative stereotaxis, tubular retractors, and advanced surgical techniques to minimize and in some cases, eliminate incisions all together. He is currently involved at St. Francis Hospital in an initiative to develop robotic and neuronavigation assisted surgery. Dr. Madhok is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.