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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

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

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

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

Surgery vs Conservative Care for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Nonoperative Operative Management

Impact of a Vascular Neurosurgery Simulation-Based Course on Cognitive Knowledge and Technical Skills in European Neurosurgical Trainees

Radiosurgery for Spinal Intramedullary Arteriovenous Malformations: A Literature Review

Arachnolysis or cerebrospinal fluid diversion for adult-onset syringomyelia? A systematic review of the literature