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John L. Gillick, MD

New Jersey Medical School

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

I am an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. I specialize in treating complex disorders of the spine, but also maintains a general neurosurgery practice. I received my medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. I completed my neurosurgical residency at NYMC/Westchester Medical Center, during which I also completed an enfolded complex spine fellowship. Additionally, I completed a post-residency fellowship in complex spinal surgery and deformity at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. I also received specialized training in pediatric deformity at Shriners Hospital for Children-Philadelphia. I have lent his spine and neurological surgery expertise to numerous publications and book chapters, as well as several abstracts and presentations.

I believe in an individualized, patient-centered, and disease-specific approach in tailoring the proper spinal care for each patient. I employ the latest in spinal navigation technologies and surgical techniques.


Research Interests:

  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Quality improvement in Elective Spinal Surgery
  • Infection Prevention in Spinal Surgery
  • Neurotrauma


Publication Highlights:

Book Chapters:

  • Gillick JL and Heary RF; Chapter 366: Evaluation, Indications, and Techniques of Revision Spine Surgery; Youmans and Winn Neurological Surgery, 8th Edition; Winn HR (Ed.); Submitted/Accepted; Elsevier, New York, NY; 2019
  • Gillick JL and Prasad SK; Chapter 17: Comprehensive Review of Spinal Cord Injury Pharmacology and Recent Medical Advances in Treatment; Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine, 2nd Edition; Vaccaro AR and Jallo JI (Eds.); Sumbitted/Accepted; Thieme Publishers, New York, NY; 2017
  • Sabourin V, Gillick JL, Harrop JS; Chapter 54: Instrumentation related complications; Complications in Neurosurgery, 1st Edition; Anil Nanda (Ed.); Submitted/Accepted; Elsevier, New York, NY; 2017
  • Gillick JL, Harrop JS; Chapter 17: Posterior Laminoforaminotomy for Radiculopathy; Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy: Treatment Approaches and Options, 1st Edition; Fehlings MG, Haid RW, Kaiser MG, Shaffrey CI (Eds.); Submitted/Accepted; Springer Science, New York, NY; 2017