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Ali K. Ozturk, MD

Ali K. Ozturk, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Pennsylvania Hospital

Languages spoken:

  • Turkish

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:

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

Piazza M, McShane BJ, Ramayya AG, Sullivan PZ, Ali ZS, Marcotte PJ, Welch WC, Ozturk AK.: Posterior Cervical Laminectomy Results in Better Radiographic Decompression of Spinal Cord Compared with Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. World Neurosurgery : 2018.

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 : 2018.

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 : 2018.

Nikhil Sharma, Matthew Piazza, Paul J. Marcotte, William Welch, Ali K. Ozturk, H. Isaac Chen, Zarina S. Ali, James Schuster and Neil R. Malhotra: Implications of anesthetic approach, spinal versus general, for the treatment of spinal disc herniation Journal of Neurosurgery, Spine : 2018.

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 : 2018.

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. : 2018.

Ozturk AK, Sullivan PZ, Arlet V.: Sacral pedicle subtraction osteotomy for an extreme case of positive sagittal balance: case report. J Neurosurg Spine : 2018.

Ali ZS, Ma TS, Ozturk AK, Malhotra NR, Schuster JM, Marcotte PJ, Grady MS, Welch WC.: Pre-optimization of spinal surgery patients: Development of a neurosurgical enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol. Clin Neurol Neurosurg : 2018.

Randazzo MJ, Thawani JP, Manur R, Brooks JS, Ozturk AK.: Metastatic Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma of the Spinal Cord: A Case Report and Review of Literature. World Neurosurg : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital
Department of Neurosurgery
235 S. 8th Street
Washington Square West Building, 1st Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-5729
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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