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Ali K. Ozturk, MD

Ali K. Ozturk, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Ozturk is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurosurgery

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation
  • Astrocytoma
  • Back and Neck Herniated Disc Repair Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Lesions
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Gamma Knife
  • Glioma
  • Herniated Disc Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Disc Surgery
  • Meningioma
  • Micro Endoscopic Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Spinal Compression
  • Spinal Degenerative Disease
  • Spinal Disc Degeneration
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine - Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Spine Biopsy
  • Spine Cancer
  • Spine Disease
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Infection
  • Spine Instrumentation
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Spine Stabilization
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spondylosis

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Yale University
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American Association of Neurological Surgeons, National AO Spine, National Congress of Neurological Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ozturk is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

M Burhan Janjua, MD Ali K Ozturk, MD Nissim Ackshota, MD Brendan J McShane, BA Comron Saifi, MD William C Welch, MD Vincent Arlet, MD: Surgical Treatment of Flat Back Syndrome With Anterior Hyperlordotic Cages Operative Neurosurgery : 2019.

Ramayya AG, Chen HI, Marcotte PJ, Brem S, Zager EL, Osiem, Piazza M, Sharma N, McClintock SD, Schuster JM, Ali Z1, Connolly P, Heuer G, Grady MS, Kung DK, Ozturk AK, O'Rourke DM, Malhotra NR.: Assessing variability in surgical decision making among attending neurosurgeons at an academic center Journal of Neurosurgery Spine : 1-7,2019.

Janjua MB, Reddy S, Samdani AF, Welch WC, Ozturk AK, Price AV, Weprin BE, Swift DM.: Predictors of 90-Day Readmission in Children Undergoing Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery: A Nationwide Readmissions Database Analysis World Neurosurgery 127 : e697-e706,2019.

Goel NJ, Agarwal P, Mallela AN, Abdullah KG, Ali ZS, Ozturk AK, Malhotra NR, Schuster JM, Chen HI.: Liver disease is an independent predictor of poor 30-day outcomes following surgery for degenerative disease of the cervical spine. Spine J. 19 (3): 448-460,2019.

Ramayya AG1, Glauser G2, Mcshane B2, Branche M2, Sinha S2, Kvint S2, Buch V2, Abdullah KG2, Kung D2, Chen HI2, Malhotra NR2, Ozturk A2.: Factors Predicting Ventriculostomy Revision at a Large Academic Medical Center. World Neurosurgery 123 : e509-e514,2019.

Hitti FL, McShane BJ, Yang AI, Rinehart C, Albayar A, Branche M, Malhotra NR, Janjua MB, Ali ZS, Schuster JM, Ozturk AK.: Predictors of Failure of Nonoperative Management Following Subaxial Spine Trauma and Creation of Modified Subaxial Injury Classification System. World Neurosurgery 122 : e1359-e1364,2019.

Albayar AA, Roche A, Swiatkowski P, Antar S, Ouda N, Emara E, Smith DH, Ozturk AK, Awad BI.: Biomarkers in Spinal Cord Injury: Prognostic Insights and Future Potentials. Frontiers in Neurology 10 (27): ecollection 2019,2019.

Ali ZS, Flanders TM, Ozturk AK, Malhotra NR, Leszinsky L, McShane BJ, Gardiner D, Rupich K, Chen HI, Schuster J, Marcotte PJ, Kallan MJ, Grady MS, Fleisher LA, Welch WC.: Enhanced recovery after elective spinal and peripheral nerve surgery: pilot study from a single institution. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine : 1-9,2019.

Michael Spadola, Patricia Zadnik, William Welch, Ali Ozturk: Chapter Thoracic and Lumbar Spinal Anatomy Handbook of Spine Technology Springer : 2019.

Branche MJ, Ozturk AK, Ramayya AG, McShane BJ, Schuster JM.: Neurologic Status on Presentation as Predictive Measurement in Success of Closed Reduction in Traumatic Cervical Facet Fractures. World Neurosurgery 114 : e344-e349,2018.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital
Department of Neurosurgery
801 Spruce Street
3rd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-5729
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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