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John Wainwright, MD, Neurosurgery, Valhalla, NY


Neurosurgery Valhalla, NY

Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

Neurological Surgery Chief Resident (PGY-7), Westchester Medical Center / New York Medical College

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  • I am a Neurosurgery Chief Resident at Westchester Medical Center / New York Medical College and will be completing a fellowship in Complex and Reconstructive Spine Surgery. My clinical interests include spine trauma, spinal deformity, spine tumors, and degenerative spine disease. My research interests include discovering therapeutics to enhance recovery after spinal cord injury, investigating genetic mutations of primary tumors that lead to metastatic disease, spinal biomechanics, novel imaging techniques for the evaluation of spinal disorders, opioid sparing anesthetic and regional analgesia techniques for spine surgery patients, and optimizing clinical outcomes after spine surgery.

Education & Training

  • Westchester Medical CenterResidency, Neurosurgery, 2014 - 2021
  • New York Medical College
    New York Medical CollegeClass of 2014, MD, AOA, GHHS, Neurosurgery Department Award
  • Georgetown University
    Georgetown UniversityMS, Physiology and Biophysics, 2009 - 2010
  • The George Washington University
    The George Washington UniversityBS, Chemistry, 2004 - 2008

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2021 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2021 - 2023
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2019 - 2023

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Research Excellence Award for Clinical Study The 17th Annual Louis R.M. Del Guercio Surgical Research Day, New York Medical College, 2020
  • Resident Research Competition Award Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York Neuroscience Symposium, 2019
  • The Mayfield Basic Science Award AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, 2018
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Neurocritical Care Society 13th Annual Meeting  
    Michael F. Stiefel, Christy Stoller, John V. Wainwright, Lehrer Rachel, Arthur Wang, Corrado P. Marini, Neurocritical Care, 1/1/2015


  • Pipeline Embolization of Ruptured, Previously Coiled Posterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms: Case Series and Considerations for Management.
    Jared B. Cooper, MD; John V. Wainwright, MD; Christian Bowers, MD; Chirag D. Gandhi, MD; Justin G. Santarelli, MD, Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 1/6/2018
  • Intraoperative Spinal Navigation Results in Improved Accuracy in Pedicle Screw Placement Without Prolonging Operative Time.
    Anubhav G. Amin, John V. Wainwright, Elena Solli, Virany Hillard, Kaushik Das, Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Los Angeles, CA, 1/22/2017
  • Image-Guided Placment of Thoracolumbar Pedicle Screws Does Not Prolong Operative Duration.
    John L. Gillick, John Varmaa Wainwright, Tolga Sursal, Jennifer Sachiko Ronecker, Anubhav Guatam Amin, Virany Huynh Hillard, Kaushik Das, Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, CA, 1/24/2016
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  • Preoperative Meningioma Embolization Is Safe but Costs More Than Non-Embolization Resections: A Multi-Center Retrospective Matched Case-Control Study. 
    New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY - 1/19/2018
  • Transplantation of Neural Precursors Derived from Spinal Progenitor Cells Improves Functional Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury by Reduced Inflammation via Inhibition o... 
    New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY - 1/19/2018
  • Intractable Epilepsy Due to Focal Cortical Dysplasia (FCD) and Surgical Treatment Options. 
    Westchester Medical Center-New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY - 1/11/2018
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  • Class of 2014 Senator, New York Medical College, School of Medicine, Student Senate 2012 - 2014
  • Class of 2014 Representative, New York Medical College, School of Medicine, Basic Science Curriculum Committee 2010 - 2012

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