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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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

Clinical Specialties


  • Neurosurgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery, 1996

Clinical Expertise:

  • Back and Neck Herniated Disc Repair Surgery
  • Back Surgery
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cancer - Neuro-Oncology
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Lumbar Disc Surgery
  • Microendoscopic 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-PENN (7366)

    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-PENN (7366)

    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
  • 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 College of Surgeons, 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 Member, American Medical Assoc., National Ontario Medical Association/Canadian Medical Assoc., National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Marcotte is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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, Marcotte P: Bleeding risk with ketorolac after lumbar microdiscectomy J Spinal Disord Tech. 20 (2): 123-6,2007.

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

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

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

Boockvar JA., Philips MF., Telfeian AE., O'Rourke DM., Marcotte PJ.: Results and risk factors for anterior cervicothoracic junction surgery Journal of Neurosurgery Spine 94 (1): 12-7,2001.

Hurst RW, Bagley LJ, Marcotte P, Schut L, Flamm ES: 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, Flamm ES: 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, Marcotte PJ: 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, Marcotte PJ: MR of thoracic cord compression caused by epidural extramedullary hematopoiesis in myelodysplastic syndrome Am J Neuroradiol 18 (2): 363-366,1997.

Herzog RJ, Marcotte PJ: 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
Fax: (215) 349-5534
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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