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Dr. Dante is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurosurgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery, 1995

Clinical Expertise:

  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Degenerative Disease
  • Spinal Disc Degeneration
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Biopsy
  • Spine Cancer
  • Spine Disease
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fusions
  • Spine Instrumentation
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Spine Stabilization
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylosis

Practice Locations and Appointments

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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • 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 Connecticut
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

America Medical Association, National American Association of Neurological Surgeons, National Camden County Medical Society, Local Congress of Neurological Surgeons, National Fellow, American College of Surgeons, National Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves- AANS/CNS, National Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care- AANS/CNS, National New Jersey Medical Society, Local North America Spine Society, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Neurological Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dante 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Church EW, Halpern CH, Faught RW, Balmuri U, Attiah MA, Hayden S, Kerr M, Maloney-Wilensky E, Bynum J, Dante SJ, Welch WC, Simeone FA: Cervical laminoforaminotomy for radiculopathy: Symptomatic and functional outcomes in a large cohort with long-term follow-up Surgical Neurology International : 2014.

Praveen V. Mummaneni MD, Robert G. Whitmore MD, Jill N. Curran MS, John Ziewacz MD, Rishi Wadhwa MD, Christopher I. Shaffrey MD, Anthony L. Asher MD, Robert F. Heary MD, Joseph S. Cheng MD, John Hurlbert MD, Andrea F. Douglas MD, Justin S. Smith MD, PhD ,Neil R. Malhotra MD, Stephen J. Dante MD, Subu N. Magge MD, Michael G. Kaiser MD, Khalid M. Abbed MD, Daniel K. Resnick MD, and Zoher Ghogawala MD: Cost-effectiveness of lumbar discectomy and single level fusion for spondylolisthesis: experience with the NeuroPoint SD registry Neurosurgical Focus : 2014.

Zoher Ghogawala MD, Christopher I. Shaffrey MD, Anthony L. Asher MD, Robert F. Heary MD, Tanya Logvinenko PhD, Neil Malhotra MD, Stephen J. Dante MD, R. John Hurlbert MD, Andrea F. Douglas MD, Subu N. Magge MD, Praveen V. Mummaneni MD, Joseph S. Cheng MD, Justin S. Smith MD, Michael G. Kaiser MD, Khalid M. Abbed MD, Daniel M. Sciubba MD, and Daniel K. Resnick MD: The efficacy of lumbar discectomy and single level fusion for spondylolisthesis: NeuroPoint SD registry results. Clinical article Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine : 2013.

Curch, Faught, Halpern, Balmuri, Attiah, Hayden, Kerr, Maloney-Wilensky, Bynum, Dante, Welch, Simeone: Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy for Cervical Radiculopathy 28th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves : 2012.

Thawani, Sanborn, Marcotte, Welch, Dante, Stein: Cost-effectiveness of Different Monitoring Techniques for the Placement of Lumbar Pedicle screws. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2011 Annual Meeting : 2011.

Church, Faught, Halpern, Balmuri, Attiah, Hayden, Kerr, Maloney-Wilensky, Bynum, Dante, Welch, Simeone: Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy for Cervical Radiculopathy: Symptomatic and Functional Outcomes in 1085 Cases with Long-term Follow-up Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2011 Annual Meeting : 2011.

Welch, Tambi, Sestokas, Dante, Malhotra: Neurophysiological Detection and Reversal of Evolving Ischemis Injury During daVinci Robot Assisted Anterior Lumbar Surgery BIT 1st Annual World Congress "NeuroTalk 2010", Singapore : 2010.

Dante SJ: Overview of Alternatives for Spinal Fusion Bone Graft JHN Journal 2 : 24-26,2006.

Harrop JS, Silva MT, Sharan AD, Dante SJ, Simeone FA: Cervicothoracic Radiculopathy treated using posterior cervical foraminotomy/disectomy J Neurosurg 98 (2 Suppl): 131-136,2003.

Lee SH, Dante SJ, Simeone FA, Curtis MT: Thoracic Neurenteric Cyst in an Adult: case report Neurosurgery 45 (5): 1239-1243,1999.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Neurosurgery
Pennsylvania Hospital
Washington Square West Building
235 S. 8th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-6700
Fax: (215) 829-6645
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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