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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

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurosurgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)
  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Auditory Brainstem Implant
  • Back Injuries
  • Bone Tumors
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
  • Cervical Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Compression Fractures
  • Corpus Callosotomy Surgery
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Essential Tremor
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Gamma Knife
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • Glioblastoma
  • Head and Neck Osteoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA)
  • Kyphosis
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Masses and Lumps
  • Neck Tumors
  • Neurocutaneous Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumors
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Prolactinoma
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Sciatica
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Disorder
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Tarlov Cysts
  • Trigeminal Nerve Disorders
  • 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
  • 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


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 International Society of Electricians and Electrical 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.


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
Spinal Cord Stimulation and Mapping

Selected Publications:

Zwimpfer M, Pedro Gonzales-Alegre, TH Lucas, F Vitale: A multiport injection technology for intracerebral gene transfer Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia : 2019.

Chen H and TH Lucas: Advances in DBS surgery Advances in Functional Neurosurgery, Thieme 1 (1): 1-13,2019.

Stiso J, MC Corsi, JM Vettel, J Garcia, FdV Fallani, TH Lucas, DS Bassett: Dynamic functional beta band connectivity during BCI learning drives brain activity to support sustained attention Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Rome : 2019.

Keiser MS, TH Lucas, P Gonzalez-Alegre, BL Davidson: Combinatorial gene therapy for spinocerebellar ataxia type-1 CHOP Research Day, Philadelphia : 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.

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.

Hitti FL, P Gonzalez-Alegre, TH Lucas: Gene Therapy for Neurologic Disease: A Neurosurgical Review. World Neurosurgery 121 : 261-273,2019.

Caplan I, G Glauser, HI Chen, TH Lucas, THJ Lee, NR Malhotra: Undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea as a predictor of 30-day readmission for brain tumor patients J Neurosurgery in press : pending,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 in press : 2019.

Stiso J, AN Khambhati, T Mernara, AE Kahn, KA Davis, J Tracy, TH Lucas, F Pasqualetti, DS Bassett: Structural connectivity guides direct cortical stimulation through optimal state transitions PsyArXiv in print : pending,2019.

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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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