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Timothy H. Lucas, II, MD, PhD

Timothy H. Lucas, II, MD, PhD Physician

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

Dr. Lucas is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Timothy H. Lucas, II

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2019 Top Docs issue

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurosurgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Accessory Nerve Injury
  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Ependymoma
  • Anaplastic Mixed Glioma
  • Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma
  • Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
  • Aqueductal Stenosis
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation
  • Astrocytic Cancer
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Auditory Brainstem Implant
  • Awake Craniotomy
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Surgery
  • Benign Neoplasm of Brain
  • Biopsy of the Brain
  • Biopsy of the Skull
  • Bone Cyst
  • Bone Growth Stimulator
  • Bone Tumors
  • Brain Cancer Genomics
  • Brain Laceration
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Bleeding
  • Brain Tumors
  • Bulging Disc
  • Burr Hole
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Central Nervous System Infection
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Cerebellar Anomaly
  • Cerebellar Tremor
  • Cerebellar Tumor
  • Cerebral Cyst
  • Cerebral Decompression
  • Cerebral Edema
  • Cerebral Hernia
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
  • Cervical Arthritis
  • Cervical Bone Spur
  • Cervical Compression Fracture
  • Cervical Decompression
  • Cervical Deformity
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Displacement
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Laminotomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Revision Surgery
  • Cervical Spinal Fracture
  • Cervical Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Steroid Injection
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choroid Plexus Tumor
  • Cingulotomy
  • Clivus Chondroma
  • CNS Lymphoma
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Complex Spinal Deformities
  • Compression Fractures
  • Cordotomy
  • Corpus Callosotomy Surgery
  • Cortical Mapping
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Injuries
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Cranial Nerve Repair
  • Cranial Puncture
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniocele
  • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • CSF Shunt Removal
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia
  • Deep Brain Stimulation while Asleep
  • Deep Brain Stimulation while Awake
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Dural Based Tumor
  • Dural Sinus Thrombosis
  • Dystonia
  • EGFR Translocation
  • Electrocorticography
  • Embryonal Cell Tumors of the Brain
  • Embryonal Tumors
  • Encephalocele Repair
  • Endodermal Sinus Tumor
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation for Epilepsy Surgery
  • Extradural Abscess
  • Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion
  • Facet Surgery
  • Fibrillary Astrocytoma
  • Foot Drag
  • Gamma Knife
  • Gamma Knife Perfexion
  • Ganglioglioneurocytoma
  • Ganglioma
  • Ganglioneuroblastoma
  • Ganglioneurocytoma
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • Germinoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gliosarcoma
  • Glomus Jugulare Tumor
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Head and Neck Osteoma
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrorhachis
  • Hypothalamic Hamartoma
  • Image Guided Biopsy of the Spine
  • Injury of Optic Chiasm
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Intracranial Arterial Occlusion
  • Intracranial Hemangioma
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Hypotension
  • Intracranial Mass
  • Intraoperative MRI
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Intraventricular Endoscopy
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA)
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Access Spine Surgery
  • Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis
  • Leptomeningeal Disease
  • Lesion of Median Nerve
  • Lesionectomies
  • Lesionectomy
  • Lhermitte-Duclos Disease
  • Lipomyelomeningocele
  • Lobectomy of Brain
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Drain
  • Lumbar Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Fracture
  • Lumbar Spinal Fusion
  • Lumbar Spinal Injury
  • Lumbar Spinal Mass
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Tumor
  • Lumbar Stress Fracture
  • Lumboperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Malignant Neoplasm of the Brain Stem
  • Malignant Neoplasm of the Cerebellum
  • Malignant Neoplasm of the Frontal Lobe
  • Malunion Fracture of the Spine
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Medulloepithelioma
  • Meningioma
  • Meningocele
  • Metastatic Brain Cancer
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microneurosurgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Partial Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Myxopapillary Ependymoma
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Masses and Lumps
  • Neck Tumors
  • Needle Biopsy of Brain
  • Needle Biopsy of Cerebral Meninges
  • Neoplasm of Brain Stem
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Sheath Tumor
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neurocutaneous Disorders
  • Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 2
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Neuronal Glial Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Olfactory Neuroblastoma
  • Oligoastrocytoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Open Biopsy of the Brain
  • Optic Nerve Decompression
  • Optic Nerve Glioma
  • Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma
  • Optic Nerve Surgery
  • Orbital Nerve Decompression
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of the Spine
  • Paraganglioma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinson's Surgery
  • Percutaneous Trigeminal Rhizotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Peripheral Schwannoma
  • Periventricular Lesion
  • Periventricular Mass
  • Personal History of Malignant Neoplasm of Brain
  • Petrous Apex Tumor
  • Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Pineal Gland Parenchymal Tumor
  • Pineal Tumor
  • Pineoblastoma
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Radiculopathy
  • Repair of Brain
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Revision of Spinal Surgery
  • Rhizotomy
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Scheuermann Disease
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
  • Skull Base Approach
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Abscess Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Anomaly
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Disorder
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Cyst Removal
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Dural Graft
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation
  • Spinal Mass
  • Spinal Meningioma
  • Spinal Microsurgery
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spondylectomy
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Surgery
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Spondylosyndesis
  • Spongioblastoma
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic EEG
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiotherapy
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subcaudate Tractotomy
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma
  • Subpial Transection
  • Surgery for Sciatica
  • Surgery for Spasticity
  • Surgical Treatment of Myelopathy
  • Sympathectomy
  • Syringobulbia
  • Syringomyelia
  • Temporal Tumor
  • Tethered Spinal Cord
  • Thalamotomy
  • Thoracic Disc Herniation
  • Thoracic Laminectomy
  • Thoracic Spinal Fracture
  • Thoracic Spinal Fusion
  • Thoracic Spinal Injury
  • Thoracic Spinal Mass
  • Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
  • Thoracic Spinal Tumor
  • Topectomy
  • Trigeminal Nerve Disorders
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator
  • Vagal Stimulation
  • Vascular Brain Tumors
  • Ventricular Shunt
  • Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculocisternostomy
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Vertebrae Surgery
  • Vertebral Epiphysitis
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Visualase MRI-Guided Laser Ablation
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • 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 Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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 Florida
Residency: University of Washington Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship: University of Washington Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center and Hospital

Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha, National American Association for the Advancement of Science, International American Association of Neurological Surgeons, International American Board of Neurological Surgeons, National American College of Surgeons, National Congress of Neurological Surgeons, International Institute of Electrical and Electrics Engineers (IEEE), International National Institutes of Health, National National Science Foundation, National Neurosurgery Research Career Development, National Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, Local Society for Innovation in Neuroscience and Neurosurgery, National

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
Implantable sensors
Motor Cortex Functional Organization
Voluntary Movement
Speech and Language Organization
Cortical Plasticity
Gene therapy
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:

Richardson, AG, Y Ghenbot, X Liu, H Has, C Rinehart, S DeLuccia, ST Maldonado, G Boyek, M Zhang, F Aflatouni, J Van der Spiegel, TH Lucas: Learning active sensing strategies using a sensory brain-machine interface PNAS 116 (35): 17509-14,2019.

Kini, LG, JM Bernabei, F Mikhail, P Hadar, P Shah, AN Khambhati, K Oechsel, R Archer, J Boccanfuso, E Conrad, RT Shinohara, J Stein, S Das, A Kheder, TH Lucas, KA Davis, DS Bassett, B Litt: Virtual resection predicts surgical outcome for drug resistant epilepsy Brain In press : 1-14,2019.

Khambhati AN, AE Kahn, J Costantini, Y Ezzyat, E Solomon, RE Gross, BC Jobst, SA Sheth, KA Zaghloul, G Worrell, S Seger, BC Lega, S Weiss, MR Sperling, R Gorniak, SR Das, JM Stein, DS Rizzuto, MJ Kahana, TH Lucas, KA Davis, JI Tracey, BS Bassett.: Functional control of electrophysiological network architecture using direct neurostimulation in humans Network Neuroscience, MIT Press 3 (3): 848-877,2019.

Stiso, J, AN Khambhati, T Mernara, AE Kahn, J Stein, SR Das, R Gorniak, J Tracy, B Litt, KA Davis, F Pasqualetti, TH Lucas, DS Bassett: White matter network architecture guides direct electrical stimulation through optimal state transitions Cell Reports 28 (10): 2554-66,2019.

Shah P, JM Bernadbei, L Kini, A Ashourvan, J Boccanfuso, R Archer, K Oechsel, SR Das, JM Stein, TH Lucas, DS Bassett, KA Davis and B Litt: High intertidal connectivity within the resection zone is associated with favorable post-surgical outcomes in focal epilepsy patients NeuroImage 23 : 1-9,2019.

Hitti FL, M Piazza, S Sinha, S Kvint, E Hudgins, G Baltuch, R Diaz-Arrastia, KA Davis, B Litt, TH Lucas, HI Chen: Surgical Outcomes in Post-Traumatic Epilepsy: A Single Institutional Experience. Operative Neurosurgery In press : 1-7,2019.

Vitale F, M Allen, K Cullen, AG Richardson, TH Lucas, B Litt: Biomimetic extracellular matrix coatings improve the chronic biocompatibility of microfabricated subdural microelectrode arrays PLoS One 13 (11): e0206137,2018.

Driscoll N, AG Richardson, K Maleski, B Anasori, O Adewole, P Lelyukh, L Escobedo, K Cullen, TH Lucas, Y Gogotsi, F Vitale: Two-Dimensional TiC MXene for High-Resolution Neural Interfaces. ACS Nano: Journal of American Chemical Society 12 (10): 10419-10429,2018.

Gourmaud S, H Shou, DJ Irwin, K Sansalone, L Jacobs, TH Lucas, ED Marsh, KA Davis, FE Jensen, DM Talos: Alzheimer's like amyloid and tau pathology associated with cognitive deficit in temporal lobe epilepsy Brain in print (in print): 2019.

Agarwal Prateek, Abdullah Kalil G, Ramayya Ashwin G, Nayak Nikhil R, Lucas Timothy H: A Retrospective Propensity Score-Matched Early Thromboembolic Event Analysis of Prothrombin Complex Concentrate vs Fresh Frozen Plasma for Warfarin Reversal Prior to Emergency Neurosurgical Procedures. Neurosurgery 82 (6): 877-886,2018.

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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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