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Paul J. Marcotte, MD

Paul J. Marcotte, MD Surgeon

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Marcotte is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Paul J. Marcotte

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurosurgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery, 1996

Clinical Expertise:

  • Back and Neck Herniated Disc Repair Surgery
  • Back Surgery
  • Brain Tumors
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Lumbar Disc Surgery
  • Micro Endoscopic Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Cancer
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Spine Stabilization
  • Spine Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Neurosurgery

    Pennsylvania Hospital Washington Square West Building 235 South 8th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of Pennsylvania Hospital

  • Penn Neurosurgery

    Penn Neuroscience Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Ottawa
Residency: Ottawa Teaching Hospitals
Fellowship: Barrow Neurological Institute


American Association of Neurological Surgeons, National American College of Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National College of Physicians & Surgeons, Ontario, Canada, National Congress of Neurological Surgeons, National Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, National Joint Section Spine & Peripheral nerve, National Ontario Medical Association/Canadian Medical Assoc., National Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Marcotte 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:

Chin KR, Sundram H: Bleeding risk with ketorolac after lumbar microdiscectomy J Spinal Disord Tech. 20 (2): 123-6,2007.

Samadani U: Zero efficacy with cesium chloride self-treatment for brain cancer. Mayo Clin Proc. 79 (12): 1588-1589,2004.

Telfeian AE, Reiter GT, Durham SR: Spine surgery in morbidly obese patients J Neurosurg 97 (1 Suppl): 20-4,2002.

Telfeian AE: Tandem interbody fusion grafting after cervical vertebrectomy Spine 26 (11): 1287-9,2001.

Hurst RW, Bagley LJ, Marcotte P, Schut L: Spinal cord arteriovenous fistulas involving the conus medullaris: presentation, management, and embryologic considerations Surg Neurol 52 (1): 95-9,1999.

Hurst RW, Marcotte P, Raps EC: Dural arteriovenous fistulas involving the superior sagittal sinus: acute presentation with intracranial hemorrhage Surg Neurol 49 (1): 42-6,1998.

Schnee CL, Freese A, Weil RJ: Analysis of harvest morbidity and radiographic outcome using autograft for anterior cervical fusion Spine 22 (19): 2222-2227,1997.

Dibbern DA, Loevner LA, Lieberman AP, Salhany KE, Freese A: MR of thoracic cord compression caused by epidural extramedullary hematopoiesis in myelodysplastic syndrome Am J Neuroradiol 18 (2): 363-366,1997.

Herzog RJ: Assessment of spinal fusion - Critical evaluation of imaging techniques Spine 21 (9): 1114-1118,1996.

Academic Contact Info

HUP - 3 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8327
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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