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Dmitriy Petrov, MD

Dmitriy Petrov, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia

Dr. Petrov is employed by Penn Medicine.

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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
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Diseases
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Kyphosis
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Cranial Base Surgery (Skull Base Surgery)
  • Craniotomy
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Glioma
  • Head Injury
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Meningioma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Metastasis
  • Spine Stabilization
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trials
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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 Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • 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: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association of Neurological Surgeons, International American Medical Association, National Congress of Neurological Surgeons, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Petrov 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:

Dmitriy Petrov, MD, Michael Spadola, MD, Connor Berger, MS, Gregory Glauser, BS, Ahmad Mahmoud, MD, Bert O’Malley, MD, and Neil R. Malhotra: Novel approach using ultrasonic bone curettage and transoral robotic surgery for en bloc resection of cervical spine chordoma Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine : 2019.

Flanders TM, Blue R, Roberts S, McShane BJ, Wilent B, Tambi V, Petrov D, Lee JYK.: Fully endoscopic microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm. Journal of Neurosurgery : 2018.

Adewole, D.O., Harris, J., Burrell, J.C., Grovola, M.R., Petrov, D., Struzyna, L.A., Serruya, M., Chen, H.I., Wolf, J.A., & Cullen, D.K.: Biological “living electrodes” consisting of micro-tissue engineered living axonal tracts to probe and modulate the nervous system Nature Biotechnology : 2018.

Ramayya, A.G., Abdullah, K.G., Mallela, A., Pierce, J., Thawani, J., Petrov, D., & Baltuch, G.H.: 30-day readmission rates following deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. Neurosurgery 81 (2): 259-267,2017.

Kellogg, M., Petrov, D., Agarwal, N, Patel, N.V., Hansberry, D.R., Agarwal, P., Brimacombe, M., Gandhi, C.D., & Prestigiacomo, C.J.: Effects of meteorological variables on the incidence of rupture of intracranial aneurysms in central New Jersey Journal of Neurological Surgery – Part A, Central European Neurosurgery 78 (3): 238-244,2017.

Struzyna, L.A., Adewole, D.O., Gordian-Velez, W.J., Grovola, M.R., Burrell, J.C., Katiyar, K.S., Petrov, D., Harris, J.P., & Cullen, D.K.: Anatomically inspired 3D micro-tissue engineered neural networks (micro-TENNs) for nervous system reconstruction, modulation, and modeling Journal of Visualized Experiments (123): 2017.

Lee, J.Y.K., Pierce, J., Sukhmeet, K.S., Petrov, D., & Yang, A.I.: Endoscopic versus microscopic microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia: equivalent pain outcomes with decreased postoperative headache Journal of Neurosurgery 126 (5): 1676-1684,2017.

Petrov, D., Uohara, M., Chen, S., Ali, Z., Ichord, R., Jaztrab, L., Billinghurst, L.: Pediatric cerebral sinovenous thrombosis following cranial surgery Child's Nervous System 33 (3): 491-497,2017.

Petrov, D., Craig, J.R., Abdullah, K., Thawani, J., Palmer. J.N., Adappa, N.D., & Lee, J.Y.K.: Relationship of the optic nerve to the medial rectus muscle during endonasal dissection of the medial intraconal orbital apex Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown) 13 (1): 131-137,2017.

Brewington, D., Petrov, D., Whitmore, R., Liu, G., Wolf, R., & Zager, E.L.: De novo intraneural arachnoid cyst presenting with complete third nerve palsy: case report and literature review World Neurosurgery 98 : 873.e27-873.e31,2017.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51. N. 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 294-9494
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)