Jefferson University Hospitals

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Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD

Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD

Academic Title: Professor
Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chair - Orthopedic Surgery
Professor - Neurosurgery
Co-Director - Spinal Cord Injury Center
Co-Chief - Spine Surgery
President - Rothman Institute

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Spine

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Office Locations

Philadelphia
925 Chestnut Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (800) 321-9999

Medical Services

Years in Practice

26

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic 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 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010,2018

Notes

Practice limited to spine patients

Education

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Medical School

Internship

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Residency

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Fellowship

  • University of California, San Diego Medical Center

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Amerihealth 65
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • CorVel
  • Devon
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Inter-County Health Plan
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medallion of New Jersey
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • NJ Blue Shield
  • Oxford of PA
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Premier Blue
  • Qualcare
  • United Healthcare
  • Workers Comp

Recent Publications

Point-of-View: Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection after Posterior Lumbar Spinal Surgery

Corticosteroid Administration to Prevent Complications of Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion: A Systematic Review

Rho Inhibitor VX-210 in Acute Traumatic Subaxial Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Design of the SPinal Cord Injury Rho INhibition InvestiGation (SPRING) Clinical Trial

Geographic variations in clinical presentation and outcomes of decompressive surgery in patients with symptomatic degenerative cervical myelopathy: analysis of a prospective, international multicenter cohort study of 757 patients

Patient Adoption and Utilization of a Web-Based and Mobile-Based Portal for Collecting Outcomes After Elective Orthopedic Surgery

The effect of postoperative spinal infections on patient mortality

From Gutenberg to Facebook

Laminoplasty is the Preferred Procedure for a Posteriorly Based Multilevel Surgery in a Patient with a Neutral Spine and Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Is surgery the preferred treatment for neurologically intact patients with unilateral facet fractures and a nonsubluxated cervical spine?

Reliability and Clinical Utility of the CARDS Classification for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Two-Year Results of the Prospective Spine Treatment Outcomes Study: Analysis of Postoperative Clinical Outcomes Between Patients with and without a History of Previous Cervical Spine Surgery

Intrawound vancomycin decreases the risk of surgical site infection after posterior spine surgery: A multicenter analysis

Disparities and the American Health Care System

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty for Metastatic Spinal Lesions: A Systematic Review

Postoperative physical and occupational therapy

Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

Social support and its association with depression, gender and socioeconomic indicators in individuals with spinal cord injury in Iran

Sacral Fractures and Associated Injuries

Two-Year Results of the Prospective Spine Treatment Outcomes Study: An Analysis of Complication Rates, Predictors of Their Development, and Effect on Patient Derived Outcomes at 2 Years for Surgical Management of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

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