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Neurosurgical Interests:

Cranial: Brain Tumors, Brain Metastasis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Gamma Knife, Radiosurgery
Spine: Spinal Tumors, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Pain, Minimally Invasive Spinal Procedures, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Spinal Cord Stimulation,
Spinal Radiculopathy and Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylosis, Spondylithesis, Special Interest in Neurotrauma
Peripheral Nerve: Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Nerve Decompression
Pain Syndromes

Fellowship Trained: Shriner's Hospital for Children, Pennsylvania, PA - Pediatric Spinal Deformity

Residency: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, PA - Department of Neurosurgery

Internship: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, PA - Department of Surgery

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, PA

Bachelors/Masters: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - M.S.E., Biomedical Engineering

Memberships: American Association of Neurological Surgeons,
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Awards: Outstanding Clinician Award for Housestaff, University of PA Health System

James H. Stephen, MD, MSE

Quick Contact:

Office Phone: (303) 783-8844
Fax: (303) 783-2002
Medical Assistant Direct Line: 720-390-3330

Philosophy of Care: Neurosurgical patients face challenges requiring not only excellent medical care, but also compassionate and collaborative care. Combining the precise, meticulous practice of neurosurgery with the art of individualized medicine is a calling I find incredibly rewarding.  I strive to treat every patient as if they were a family member, patiently listening to their goals and concerns, explaining the treatment options, and guiding patients through the process to help them achieve the best possible outcome. 

About the Doctor: Dr. James Stephen has always been energized by solving complex problems and directly helpingothers. With his interests in understanding mechanical systems and human physiology, he studied mechanical and biomedical engineering at The University of Michigan. Dr. Stephen completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania with the goal of working collaboratively to fix problems that directly benefit peoples’ lives. Neurosurgical rotations at Mayo Clinic, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and an extra year of basic science research investigating spinal fusion confirmed his dedication to neurosurgical training. Dr. Stephen completed his neurosurgical residency training at the University of Pennsylvania and also a fellowship in spinal deformity correction at the Philadelphia Shriner’s Hospital for Children. 

Dr. Stephen appreciates the privilege and monumental responsibility of taking care of patients with neurosurgical diseases. His clinical focus is spinal trauma, spinal deformity, spinal tumors and general neurosurgery.   He strives to treat every patient as if they were a family member, patiently listening to their goals and concerns, explaining the treatment options, and guiding patients through the process to help them achieve the best possible outcome. Neurosurgical patients face challenges requiring not only excellent medical care, but also compassionate and collaborative care. Combining the precise, meticulous practice of neurosurgery with the art of individualized medicine is a strength of Dr. Stephen’s and a calling he finds incredibly rewarding.  

When not working, Dr. Stephen enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, snowshoeing, and appreciating nature with his wife, children and dog.