Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

James Harrop, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Co-Director for Adult Reconstructive Spine

Neurosurgery - Adult Reconstructive Spine
Neurosurgery - General
Neurosurgery - Spinal Oncology

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Office Locations

909 Walnut Street
2nd Floor, COB Bldg.
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-7000
Fax: (215) 503-9170
Jefferson at Voorhees
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees NJ 08043
Phone: (215) 955-7000
Fax: (215) 503-9170

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011


Dr. Harrop also specializes in Spinal Oncology,


  • Jefferson Medical College, Medical School


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Cleveland Clinic

Recent Publications

Thoracic spinal osteochondroma: A rare presentation of spinal cord compression

Resource utilization for non-operative cervical radiculopathy: Management by surgeons versus non-surgeons

Cervical Spondylodiscitis: Presentation, Timing, and Surgical Management in 59 Patients

Update on upper cervical spine injury classifications

Non-pharmacologic interventions for SCI patients: Hypertension and hypothermia


Thoracolumbar Trauma Classification

Complications in the Management of Patients with Spine Trauma

Impact of elevated body mass index and obesity on long-term surgical outcomes for patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy: Analysis of a combined prospective dataset

Assessment of the interrater reliability of the congress of neurological surgeons microanastomosis assessment scale

Improved patient quality of life following intradural extramedullary spinal tumor resection

Characteristics of patients who survived <, 3 months or >2 years after surgery for spinal metastases: Can we avoid inappropriate patient selection?

Seminars in cervical disc herniation: Posterior cervical foraminotomy-Indications, technical nuances, and a review of outcomes

Rapid improvements in pain and quality of life are sustained after surgery for spinal metastases in a large prospective cohort

Can anatomic level of injury on MRI predict neurological level in acute cervical spinal cord injury?

Editorial: Treatment of metastatic spine disease with selective intraarterial chemotherapy

Treatment of isolated cervical facet fractures: A systematic review

Iatrogenic neurologic deficit after lumbar spine surgery: A review

Identification of complications that have a significant effect on length of stay after spine surgery and predictive value of 90-day readmission rate

Variation in the Management of Thoracolumbar Trauma and Postoperative Infection