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Patrick J. Connolly, MD

Patrick J. Connolly, MD Physician

Neurosurgery Chief, Virtua Memorial Hospital Clinical Associate of Neurosurgery

Dr. Connolly is employed by Penn Medicine.

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

About Dr. Patrick J. Connolly

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurosurgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)
  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Auditory Brainstem Implant
  • Back Injuries
  • Bone Tumors
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
  • Cervical Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Compression Fractures
  • Corpus Callosotomy Surgery
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Essential Tremor
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Gamma Knife
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • Glioblastoma
  • Head and Neck Osteoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA)
  • Kyphosis
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Masses and Lumps
  • Neck Tumors
  • Neurocutaneous Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumors
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Prolactinoma
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Sciatica
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Disorder
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Tarlov Cysts
  • Trigeminal Nerve Disorders
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Visualase MRI-Guided Laser Ablation
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • 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: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Indiana University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association of Neurological Surgeons, National American College of Surgeons, National American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, National Temple University MBA Advisory Board, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Connolly 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:

Patrick Connolly: What can a business degree do for your patients? Neurosurgical Society of America, Teton Village, WY : 2018.

Patrick Connolly, Michael Gagliardi, Jessica Cooper and M. Sean Grady: Lessons learned in organizational partnering for a new neurosurgery service Neurosurgical Society of America : 2017.

P.J. Connolly and T.M. Fierst: Use of the Belbin team role inventory to evaluate a group of neurosurgery residents Neurosurgical Society of America Meeting : 2015.

Bookland Markus J, Sukul Vishad, Connolly Patrick J: Use of a cyanoacrylate skin adhesive to reduce external ventricular drain infection rates. Journal of neurosurgery 121 (1): 189-94,2014.

Carvalho Karen S, Sukul Vishad V, Bookland Markus J, Koch Steven A, Connolly Patrick J: Deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidus suppresses post-traumatic dystonic tremor. Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia 21 (1): 153-5,2014.

V.V. Sukul, P.J. Connolly and C.M. Loftus: Microvascular Doppler in Neurosurgery Intraoperative Monitoring : 2014.

S.D. Tobochnik, C.A. Gutierrez, P.D. Crino, P.J. Connolly: Refractory Nonlesional Neocortical Epilepsy: Current Trends. Journal of Neurology and Neurophysiology : 2014.

Abosch Aviva, Timmermann Lars, Bartley Sylvia, Rietkerk Hans Guido, Whiting Donald, Connolly Patrick J, Lanctin David, Hariz Marwan I: An international survey of deep brain stimulation procedural steps. Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery 91 (1): 1-11,2013.

V. Sukul and P.J. Connolly: Specialty specific computer based resident signout system improves service workflow ACGME Annual Education Conference : 2013.

V.V. Sukul and P.J. Connolly: Cingulotomy Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade : 2013.

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Academic Contact Info

Penn Neurosurgery at Virtua
217 Madison Ave

Lumberton, NJ 08048
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)