Rick Madhok, MD is a Neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of primary brain tumors, metastatic tumors, meningiomas, endoscopic surgery, skull base and pituitary surgery, stereotactic surgery, radiosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery and treatment of cervical and lumbar herniated discs. He is Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. Immediately out of high school, he was accepted into a combined BS/MD program. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey, studied abroad in London, UK at Kingston University and obtained his medical degree at New Jersey Medical School – UMDNJ.
At the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Madhok trained at one of the foremost training programs in the US. During his time as Chief Resident, he was named the Most Outstanding Resident. Additionally he was awarded the Stuart Rowe Research Award for his research concerning minimally invasive surgical techniques. While at Pittsburgh, he also completed a two year Fellowship in Endoscopic and Skull Base surgery. Dr. Madhok has authored numerous book chapters andarticles in peer reviewed publications, and has presented research both nationally and internationally. He has also served as Chief of Neurosurgery at Nassau University Medical Center.
Currently his focus is delivering minimally invasive treatments for brain and spinal disorders in order to maximize patient recovery and minimize trauma associated with surgical procedures. He has done this by utilizing endoscopes, intraoperative stereotaxis, tubular retractors, and advanced surgical techniques to minimize and in some cases, eliminate incisions all together. Dr. Madhok is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.