James S. Harrop MD, MSHQS is a neurosurgeon and Professor, Departments of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Furthermore, he is the Chief of the Division of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Neurosurgery Director of Delaware Valley Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center and Director for Adult Reconstructive Spine.
Dr. Harrop received his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in 1995. He also completed his internship (in general surgery) and his residency (in neurosurgery) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA in 2001. To further his spinal surgery training, Dr. Harrop also completed a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio in 2002.
Dr Harrop has been in active practice since 2002 and is the Director of the Division of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery at TJU hospital in the department of Neurological Surgery. He has a busy clinical practice with approximately 350 cases annually consisting of a wide spectrum of neurosurgical disorders (degenerative, trauma, tumor, infection), including over 20 years covering a level I trauma center. In addition, he has an active research program with over 550 peer-reviewed publications, numerous clinical trials and grants (NIH, DOD, and PICORI). He has been on the executive and governing boards of numerous spinal societies (CNS, PNS, AOSNA, AOI, CSRS and LSRS). Presently, he is the Past President of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS). Further, he is committed to patient well-being and improving patient care and recently obtained a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety (MSHQS)
Dr. Harrop is an experienced lecturer, giving numerous national and international presentations on complex spinal disorders, spinal trauma, neuroscience and neuroanatomy. Present research interests include surgical approaches for spinal cord injury and neural regeneration.