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Question and Answer with Dr. Ozturk

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Ali K. Ozturk, MD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and sees patients at Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Medicine Woodbury Heights. He specializes in the treatment of complex spinal conditions including tumors, degenerative spine disease, trauma, and minimally invasive spine surgery and brain tumors, brain trauma.

Dr. Ozturk
Dr. Ozturk

What conditions will you treat at Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Medicine Woodbury Heights?

I mostly focus on degenerative, traumatic, and oncologic diseases of the spine and spinal cord. I also am trained in treating cranial tumors and trauma and am certified in Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

Why are you excited about practicing at Penn Medicine Woodbury Heights?

I am excited to be able to deliver the same quality of care to patients in the Woodbury Heights region at the convenience of their own town, sparing them the extra trip into the city. The facilities and staff at Woodbury is all top notch.

What is your philosophy on patient care?

I believe the most important aspect of patient care is trust. For this reason, I strive to treat each patient as if they were a close relative. I also feel that communication is key when treating a patient. It is important to fully collaborate on the treatment of any condition.

What kinds of research will you be involved with at Penn Medicine?

I will be involved in translational research involving the spinal disease, as well as genetic research investigating the causes of tumors of the central nervous system on a molecular level.

What do you enjoy doing outside of practicing medicine?

I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, playing chess and working out. I am also an avid fan of the Denver Broncos.

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