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Dr. Arthur L. Jenkins, III, MD


Professional statement

Dr. Jenkins utilizes innovative approaches to surgical treatment for the entire spectrum of spinal disorders and peripheral nerve diseases. In spine surgery, he treats the following: - Minimally-invasive spine surgery: microscopic and endoscopic surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine - Craniovertebral junction disorders: chiari malformation, occipital-cervical instability - Cervical spine disorders: neck/arm pain, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spondylosis - Thoracic spine disorders: herniated discs, tumors, paraspinal biopsies - Lumbosacral spine disorders: low back/leg pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis - Spinal trauma and spinal cord injury - Spinal tumors: intramedullary, intradural, extradural, paraspinal (pdf) - Spinal deformity: adult scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal instability, post-op kyphosis repair - Congenital spine disease: diastematomyelia, dermal sinus, myelomeningocele - Revision spinal surgery - Spinal infection - Spinal instability - Vertebral compression fractures Treatments include: - Minimally-invasive spine surgery: microscopic and endoscopic surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine - Artificial cervical disks, artificial lumbar discs and dynamic spinal implants  - Spinal fusion and decompression - Spinal deformity correction - Thoracoscopy Peripheral nerve surgery includes carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve, meralgia paresthetica, and tumors. Using a multi-disciplinary approach to complex spinal disorders, he collaborates with Anesthesia/Pain Management, Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Radiology and Interventional Radiology, Surgical Critical Care, General and Thoracic Surgery and others to maximize patient outcomes. He has an aggressive approach to tumor treatment and reconstruction and a more conservative approach to degenerative disorders. He practices the most current protocols in trauma and congenital deformity, cord tethering and other functional disorders. It is his practice to utilize, when appropriate, the most advanced neurophysiology monitoring for spinal surgery cases, including Motor-Evoked Potentials (MEPs), Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEPs), Intraoperative EMG recordings, Sphincter monitoring and Synaptic Nerve Action Potential (SNAP). Dr. Jenkins is instrumental in teaching the world's neurosurgeons about the latest concepts in surgical techniques and advanced biomechanical concepts as well as the next generation of neurosurgeons the tools they need to provide the best possible care. Spinal Cord Injury Laboratory


  • Neurosurgeon

Board certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, MD
  • Bellevue Hospital (Internship - Surgery (General))
  • Mount Sinai Hospital (Residency - Neurosurgery)
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Fellowship - Neurosurgery-Spine)

Awards and publications

  • Jenkins III AL, Perin NI. Tumors of the Cervicothoracic Junction. In: Fessler RG, Sekhar LN, editors. Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Cranial and Peripheral Nerve, Spine and Endoscopic Surgery<br>Tumors of the Cervicothoracic Junction. New York, Thieme; 2002.
  • Jenkins III AL, Eichler ME, Vollmer C. Cervical Spine Trauma. In: Winn HR, editor. Youmans Neurological Surgery<br>Cervical Spine Trauma. 5th Philadelphia, Saunders; 2004. pp4884-4914.
  • Jenkins III AL, Deutch HA, Patel NP, Post KD. Complication Avoidance in Neurosurgery. In: Winn HR, editor. Youmans Neurological Surgery<br>Complication Avoidance in Neurosurgery. 5th Philadelphia, Saunders; 2004. pp561-593.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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