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Timothy H. Lucas, II, MD, PhD

Timothy H. Lucas, II, MD, PhD Surgeon

Co-Director, Penn Center for Neuro-Engineering and Therapeutics Director, Translational Neuromodulation Laboratory Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Lucas is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurosurgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cancer Clinical Trials
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Epilepsy Clinical Trials
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pain Relief Clinical Trials
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Stroke Clinical Trials
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trials

Description of Clinical Expertise

Epilepsy Surgery
Temporal Lobectomy
Minimally invasive neurosurgery
Laser Neurosurgery
Neuromodulation
Endoscopic Surgery
Sports Neurosurgery
Cortisectomy / Topectomy
Corpus Callostomy / Functional Disconnection Surgery
Trigeminal neuralgia
Microvascular decompression
Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Movement Disorder Surgery (Parkinson's Disease, Essential Tremor, Dystonia)
Glioma Surgery (Low Grade, High Grade, Adult, Pediatric)
Insular Lesions
Brain Mapping (Speech, Motor, Sensory; cortical and subcortical)
Extraoperative Brain Mapping
Neuroprosthetics
Brain-machine interface / Brain-computer interface
Spine Disorders
Spinal Fusion
Skull base surgery
Brain Plasticity
Eloquent Cortex Lesions (motor, sensory, speech, visual cortex)
Traumatic brain and spine injury

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
  • 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 Florida
Residency: University of Washington Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship: University of Washington Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center and Hospital

Memberships

Alpha Epsilon Delta National Pre-Medical Honor Society, National Alpha Omega Alpha, National American Association for the Advancement of Science, International American Association of Neurological Surgeons, International American College of Surgeons, National American Epilepsy Society, International Cognitive Neuroscience Society, International Congress of Neurological Surgeons, International Functional Neurosurgery Society, National International Society of Electricians and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), International Migratory Functional Neurosurgery Society, National National Institutes of Health / National Institute for Neurological Disorder and Stroke, National National Science Foundation, National Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, Local University of Florida College of Medicine, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lucas 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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Brain-machine interface / Brain-computer interface
Motor Cortex Functional Organization
Voluntary Movement
Speech and Language Organization
Cortical Plasticity
Basal Ganglia - Cortical Interactions
Cortical/Basal Ganglia Stimulation
Cortical Spike and Local Field Recording
Basal Ganglia Spike and Local Field Recording
Neuroprosthetics
Spinal Cord Stimulation and Mapping
Electromyography

Selected Publications:

Advances in DBS surgery Advances in Functional Neurosurgery, Thieme 1 (1): 2018.

Liu X, H Zhu, M Zhang, AG Richardson, SY Sritharan, D Ge, Y Shu, TH Lucas: A fully integrated wireless sensor brain interface system to restore finger sensation International symposium on circuits and systems 1 : 2017.

Abdullah KG, Y Li, N Nayak, J Thawani, R Balu: Long term utility and complication profile of open craniotomy for biopsy in patients with idiopathic encephalitis J Clinical Neuroscience 37 : 2017.

Liu X, M Zhang, M Honzhu, A Richardson, TH Lucas: Design of a closed-loop, bi-directional brain machine interface system with energy efficient neural feature extraction and PID control IEEE Trans Biomed Circuits and Systems 11 (4): 2017.

Brainstem neural interfaces for long term subcortical neuromodulation Frontiers in Neuroscience in press : 2017.

Mallela A, K Abdullah, AG Richardson: Subgaleal topical vancomycin reduces surgical site infections following craniotomy: an examination of over 350 surgeries at an academic medical center Neurosurgery in press : 2017.

Ung H, B Litt, A Nanivadekar, C Cazares, L Kini, J Wagenaar, D Becker, M Kahana, TH Lucas, G Baltuch, M Sperling, A Sharan: Spatial distribution of epileptiform spikes impacts visual word memory encoding Brain 140 (8): 2017.

Lucas TH, X Liu, M Zhang, S Sritharan, I Planell, Y Ghenbot, S Torres, C Brandon, J Van der Spiegel: Strategies for autonomous sensor-brain interfaces for closed loop sensory reanimation of paralyzed limbs Neurosurgery 64 : 2017.

Spaethling J, YJ Na, J Lee, A Ulyanova, GH Baltuch, TJ Bell, S Brem, HI Chen, H Dueck, SA Fisher, M Garcia, M Khaladkar, DK Kung, TH Lucas, MD O'Rourke, D Stephnik, J Wank, JA Wolfe, T Bartfai, MS Grady, JY Sul, J Kim: Primary cell culture of live neurosurgical resected aged adult human brain cells and single cell transcriptomics Cell Reports 18 (3): 2017.

Ezzyat Y, JF Burke, DF Levy, A Lyalenko, MR Sperling, AD Sharan, GA Worrell, MT Kucewicz, BC Jobst, KA Davis, TH Lucas, RE Gross, BC Lega, JM Stein, S Das, R Gorniak, DS Rizzuto: Targeted brain stimulation to modulate memory performance in humans Current Biology 27 : 1251-8,2017.

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Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
3rd Floor Silverstein

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-0578
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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