Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Joseph Piatt, MD, MAS

Academic Title: Professor

Pediatrics - Neurological Surgery

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Office Locations

A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Nemours Neuroscience Ctr., 1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington DE 19803
Phone: (302) 651-5993
Phone: (302) 651-4200

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2015


  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Medical School


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


  • Duke University Medical Center


  • Hospital for Sick Children Toronto

Recent Publications


The Preventable Shunt Revision Rate and the measurement of quality in pediatric hydrocephalus


Adults with myelomeningocele and other forms of spinal dysraphism: Hospital care in the United States since the turn of the millennium

Macrocephaly in infancy: Benign enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces and subdural collections

Pediatric spinal injury in the US: Epidemiology and disparities


Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality and the chiari malformation: Controlled observations

Incidental findings on brain and spine imaging in children

Thirty-day outcomes of cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery: Data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatrics: Clinical article

Quality measurement in the shunt treatment of hydrocephalus: Analysis and risk adjustment of the Revision Quotient: Clinical article

Fracture of the anterior arch of atlas after minor trauma of the immature spine postlaminectomy


Quality measures for the management of hydrocephalus: Concepts, simulations, and preliminary field-testing: Clinical article

Hospital care of childhood traumatic brain injury in the United States, 1997-2009: A neurosurgical perspective: Clinical article


Cerebellar gliomatosis in a toddler: Case report of a challenging condition and review of the literature

Intracranial localisation of ictal urinary urge epileptogenic zone to the non-dominant temporal lobe

Prevention and management of positional skull deformities in infants

Developmental anatomy of the atlas and axis in childhood bycomputed tomography: Clinical article