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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, 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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurosurgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal Vertebrae
  • Absent Vertebrae
  • Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)
  • Aneurysms
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery in the Cervical Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery in the Lumbar Spine
  • Auditory Brainstem Implant
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Surgery
  • Biological Enhancement of Spinal Fusion
  • Bone Cyst
  • Bone Growth Stimulator
  • Bone Tumors
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumors
  • Broken Coccyx
  • Bulging Disc
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chordoma
  • Coccyx Injury
  • Complex Spinal Deformities
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Compression Fractures
  • Congenital Malformation of the Spine
  • Congenital Scoliosis
  • Cordotomy
  • Corpus Callosotomy Surgery
  • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Dystonia
  • Endoscopic Fusion
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Essential Tremor
  • Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion
  • Facet Injection
  • Facet Surgery
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Flatback Syndrome Post Harrington Rods
  • Foot Drag
  • Gamma Knife
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • Glioblastoma
  • Growing Rods
  • Head and Neck Osteoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Junctional Kyphosis
  • Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA)
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Access Spine Surgery
  • Lesion of Popliteal Nerve
  • Lesion of Posterior Tibial Nerve
  • Lesion of Sciatic Nerve
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Fracture
  • Lumbar Spinal Fusion
  • Lumbar Spinal Injury
  • Lumbar Spinal Mass
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Tumor
  • Lumbar Stress Fracture
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Lesion
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Partial Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Neck Masses and Lumps
  • Neck Tumors
  • Neurocutaneous Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Occipito-Cervical Fusion
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of the Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumors
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Post-Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prolactinoma
  • Radiculopathy
  • Revision of Spinal Surgery
  • Rhizotomy
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Joint Surgery
  • Scheuermann Disease
  • Scheuermann's Kyphosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Abscess Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Disorder
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cyst Removal
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Dural Graft
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Mass
  • Spinal Meningioma
  • Spinal Microsurgery
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tethering for Scoliosis
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Deformity Correction Surgery
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spine Stapling
  • Spondylectomy
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Surgery
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Spondylosyndesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Surgery for Sciatica
  • Surgical Treatment of Myelopathy
  • Tarlov Cysts
  • Tethered Spinal Cord
  • Thoracic Disc Herniation
  • Thoracic Laminectomy
  • Thoracic Spinal Fracture
  • Thoracic Spinal Fusion
  • Thoracic Spinal Injury
  • Thoracic Spinal Mass
  • Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
  • Thoracic Spinal Tumor
  • Trigeminal Nerve Disorders
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Vascular Malformations of the Spine
  • Vertebrae Surgery
  • Vertebral Epiphysitis
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebral Stapling
  • Visualase MRI-Guided Laser Ablation
  • X-Stop Surgery
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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
  • 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 : 1-8,2019.

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 1 (1): 1-30,2019.

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 : 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 : 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.

Goel Nicholas J, Mallela Arka N, Agarwal Prateek, Abdullah Kalil G, Choudhri Omar A, Kung David K, Lucas Timothy H, Isaac Chen H: Complications Predicting Perioperative Mortality in Patients Undergoing Elective Craniotomy: A Population-Based Study. World Neurosurgery 118 : 195-205,2018.

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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