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John L Gillick MD

John L. Gillick, MD

  • Surgery-Neurological
Languages Spoken English, American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Creole, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Persian, Polish, Spanish
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    Bio
    Dr. John L. Gillick is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He specializes in treating complex disorders of the spine, but also maintains a general neurosurgery practice. Dr. Gillick received his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He completed his neurosurgical residency at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, during which he also completed an enfolded complex spine fellowship. Dr. Gillick also completed a post-residency fellowship in complex spinal surgery and deformity at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, he received specialized training in pediatric deformity at Shriners Hospital for Children-Philadelphia. Dr. Gillick has lent his spine and neurological surgery expertise to numerous publications and book chapters, as well as several abstracts and presentations. In 2016, Dr. Gillick was honored with the Outstanding Resident Research Award at the NY State Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting. He is currently a reviewer for World Neurosurgery and the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. He is also a member of numerous medical societies, including the North American Spine Society, Lumbar Spine Research Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
    Clinical Interests

    Neurosurgery Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery Spinal Deformity Surgery Revision Spine Surgery Pediatric Neurological Spine Surgery

  • Medical School

    New York Medical College - 2010
    NY

    Internship

    Westchester Medical Center-NY Medical College - 2011
    NY

    Residency

    Westchester Medical Center-NY Medical College - 2016
    NY

    Fellowship

    Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals - 2017
    PA

    Fellowship

    Shriners Hospital for Children - 2017
    PA

    Publications
    • Title:Laparoscopic Intragastric Removal of Giant Trichobezoar
      Authors:Dorn HF, Gillick JL, Stringel G
      Publisher:Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
      Date:2010
      Issue:14:259-262
      Description:Referred Original Article in Journal 1.
    • Title:Surgical Treatment of Odontoid Fractures: A Review
      Authors:Neil J, Gillick J, Das K
      Publisher:Current Orthopedic Practice
      Date:2012
      Issue:23:166-171
      Description:
    • Title:Modern endovascular treatments of occlusive pediatric acute ischemic stroke: case series and review of the literature
      Authors:Hu YC, Chugh C, Jeevan D, Gillick JL, Marks S, Stiefel M
      Publisher:Childs Nervous System
      Date:2014
      Issue:30:937-943
      Description:
    • Title:Glioblastoma Multiforme: Finding Novel Inhibitors for Effective and Selective Targeting
      Authors:Gillick JL, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M
      Publisher:Anticancer Research: International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment
      Date:2014
      Issue:34:5979
      Description:
    • Title:Distinct signaling mechanisms of mTORC1 and mTORC2 in Glioblastoma Multiforme: A tale of two complexes
      Authors:Jhanwar-Uniyal M, Gillick JL, Neil J, Tobias M, Thwing Z, Murali R
      Publisher:Advances in Biological Regulation
      Date:2015
      Issue:57:64-74
      Description:
    • Title:Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Cervical Spine: A Review on the Role of Surgery
      Authors:Gillick JL, Wainwright J, Das K
      Publisher:International Journal of Rheumatology
      Date:2015
      Issue:2015:252456
      Description:
    • Title:Traumatic Lumbar Subdural Hematoma in the Absence of Intracranial Pathology: A Case Report
      Authors:Cooper JB, Gillick JL, LaBagnara M, Das K, Hillard VH
      Publisher:World Neurosurgery
      Date:2016
      Issue:, 90:706.e15-8
      Description:
    • Title:Spinal Cord Compression Secondary to Extramedullary Hematopoiesis
      Authors:Wang A, Carberry N, Solli E, Gillick J, Islam H, Hillard V
      Publisher:Case Reports Oncology
      Date:2016
      Issue:9:290-297
      Description:
    • Title:Successful Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome with Pseudoaneurysm Excision and Median Nerve Neurolysis
      Authors:Gillick JL, Cooper JB, Babu S, Das K, Murali R
      Publisher:World Neurosurgery
      Date:2016
      Issue:92:582.e5-8
      Description:
    • Title:A Comparative Study of Three Different Types of Stem Cells for Treatment of Rat Spinal Cord Injury
      Authors:Ruzicka J, Machova-Urdzikova L, Gillick J, Amemori T, Romanyuk N, Karova K, Zaviskova K, Dubisova J, Kubinova S, Murali R, Sykova E, Jhanwar-Uniyal M, Jendelova P
      Publisher:Cell Transplant
      Date:2017
      Issue:26:585-603
      Description:
    • Title:Letter to the Editor: Intraspinal Cervical Osteochondroma
      Authors:Vahedi P, Rymarczuk G, Gillick JL, Prasad SK, Lotfinia I
      Publisher:World Neurosurgery
      Date:2017
      Issue:101:805-810
      Description:
    • Title:Spontaneous Fusion of S2/S3 Spondyloptosis in an Adult: A Case Report
      Authors:Vahedi P, Rymarczuk GN, Gillick JL, Tubbs RS, Wilson J, Prasad SK
      Publisher:World Neurosurgery
      Date:2017
      Issue:pii: S1878-8750(17)31728-X. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.10.001.
      Description:
    • Title:Managing the Complex Patient with Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: How to Handle the Aging Spine, the Obese Patient, and Individuals with Medical Comorbidities
      Authors:Stricsek G, Gillick J, Rymarczuk G, Harrop JS
      Publisher:Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
      Date:2018
      Issue:Jan;29(1):177-184
      Description:
    • Title:A Novel Technique for Prevention of Subarachnoid-Pleural Fistula After Incidental Durotomy During Transthoracic Spinal Surgery
      Authors:He, KD, Rymarczuk GN, Clark SW, Gillick JL, Vahedi P, Sharan AD
      Publisher:Operative Neurosurgery
      Date:2018
      Issue:Doi: 10.1093/ons/opy170
      Description:
    • Title:Books, Monographs and Chapters: Chapter 17: Posterior Laminoforaminotomy for Radiculopathy; Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy
      Authors:Gillick JL, Harrop JS
      Publisher:Treatment Approaches and Options
      Date:2017
      Issue:
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    • Title:Chapter 54: Instrumentation related complications
      Authors:Sabourin V, Gillick JL, Harrop JS
      Publisher:Complications in Neurosurgery, 1st Edition
      Date:2017
      Issue:
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    • Title:Chapter 17: Comprehensive Review of Spinal Cord Injury Pharmacology and Recent Medical Advances in Treatment
      Authors:Gillick JL and Prasad SK
      Publisher:Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Spine, 2nd Edition
      Date:2017
      Issue:
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    • Title:Evaluation, Indications, and Techniques of Revision Spine Surgery
      Authors:Gillick JL and Heary RF
      Publisher:Youmans and Winn Neurological Surgery, 8th Edition
      Date:2019
      Issue:
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