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John L. Gillick, MD
Neurosurgeon
Thomas Jefferson University
Department of Neurosurgery
Philadelphia, PA

About John L. Gillick, MD

Dr. John Gillick is a neurosurgeon in the Department of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. In August 2017, he will begin a new role as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ.

Dr. Gillick received his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He completed his neurosurgery residency at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, during which he also completed an enfolded complex spine fellowship. In July 2017, Dr. Gillick will complete a 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 14 publications and book chapters, and 20 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 also a member of numerous medical societies, including the North American Spine Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Publications

Publications and Book Chapters
Ruzicka J, Machova-Urdzikova L, Kloudova A, Gillick JL, Dubisova J, Kubinova S, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M and Jendelova P. "Anti-inflammatory compound curcumin, and mesenchymal stem cells do provide synergy in the treatment of spinal cord injury in rats." Submitted, Cytotherapy.

Sabourin V, Gillick JL, Harrop JS. "Instrumentation-related complications" in Complications in Neurosurgery. Nanda A. Ed. Elsevier. Submitted.

Gillick JL, Harrop JS. "Posterior Laminoforaminotomy for Radiculopathy" in Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy: Treatment Approaches and Options. Kaiser MG, Haid RW, Shaffrey CI, Fehlings MG Ed. Springer Science. Submitted.

Vahedi P, Rymarczuk G, Gillick J, "Letter to the Editor: Intraspinal Cervical Osteochondroma." World Neurosurg. 2017 May;101:805-810. PMID: 28531939.

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 and Jendelova P. "A comparative study of three different types of stem cells for treatment of rate spinal cord injury." Cell Transplant. 2016 Nov 2. doi: 10.3727/096368916X693671. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27938489.

Gillick JL, Cooper JB, Babu S, Das K, and Murali R. "Successful Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome with Pseudoaneurysm Excision and Median Nerve Neurolysis." World Neurosurg. 2016 Jun 15. pii: S1878-8750(16)30408-9. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.06.023. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27318309.

Wang A, Carberry N, Solli E, Gillick J, Islam H, and Hillard V. "Spinal Cord Compression Secondary to Extramedullary Hematopoiesis: Case Report and Review of the Literature." Case Rep Oncol. 2016;9:290-7. PMID: 27462228.

Cooper JB, Gillick JL, LaBagnara M, Das K, and Hillard VH. "Traumatic Lumbar Subdural Hematoma in the Absence of Intracranial Pathology: A Case Report" World Neurosurg. 2016 Mar 18. pii: S1878-8750(16)00444-7. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.03.025. Epub 2016 Mar 18. PMID: 27001235.

Gillick JL, Wainwright J, and Das K. "Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Cervical Spine: A Review on the Role of Surgery." International Journal of Rheumatology. 2015;2015:252456. Doi: 10.1155/2015/252456. Epub 2015 Aug 17. PMID: 26351458.

Gillick JL, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M. "Glioblastoma Multiforme: Finding Novel Inhibitors for Effective and Selective Targeting." Anticancer Research: International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment. October 2014;34(10):5979.

Jhanwar-Uniyal M, Gillick JL, Neil J, Tobias M, Thwing Z, Murali R. "Distinct signaling mechanisms of mTORC1 and mTORC2 in Glioblastoma Multiforme: A tale of two complexes. Adv Biol Regul. 2015 Jan;57:64-74. PMID: 25442674.

Hu YC, Chugh C, Jeevan D, Gillick JL, Marks S, Stiefel MF. "Modern endovascular treatments of occlusive pediatric acute ischemic stroke: case series and review of the literature." Childs Nerv Syst. 2014 May;30(5):937-43. PMID: 24212331.

Neil J, Gillick J, Das K. "Surgical Treatment of Odontoid Fractures: A Review." Current Orthopaedic Practice. May/June 2012;23(3):166-171.

Dorn HF, Gillick JL, Stringel G. "Laparoscopic Intragastric Removal of Giant Trichobezoar." JSLS. Vol. 14 No. 2, Apr-Jun 2010, pp. 259-262. PMID: 20932380.

Abstracts and Presentations
Gillick JL, Rymarczuk GN, Vahedi P, Jallo JI, Heller JE, Prasad SK, and Harrop JS. "Cervical Spinal Cord Tumor or Trauma? MRI T2 Signal Change and Gadolinium Enhancement what does it mean?" Poster Presentation. 2017 AO Spine Fellows Forum.

Rymarczuk GN, Gillick JL, Vahedi P, Heller JE, Harrop JS, and Prasad SK. "Preliminary neurophysiologic data for cortical bone trajectory screws." Submitted. 2017 AANS Annual Meeting.

Gillick JL, Rymarczuk GN, Vahedi P, Heller JE, Prasad SK, and Harrop JS. "Cervical Spinal Cord Signal Change with Gadolinium Enhancement in the Setting of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy and Its Possible Clinical Implications." Submitted. 2017 AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves.

Gillick JL, Jhanwar-Uniyal M. "Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Curcumin Enhance Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury by Altering the Immune Response." Oral Presentation. 2016 NY State Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting.

Gillick JL, Wainwright J, Sursal T, Ronecker J, Amin A, Hillard VH, and Das. "Image-Guided Placement of Thoracolumbar Pedicle Screws Does Not Prolong Operative Duration." Accepted, Poster Presentation. 2016 CNS Annual Meeting.

Tandon A, Gillick JL, Wang A, Amin AG. "Delayed Tension Pneumocephalus Secondary to a Missile Injury Requiring Skull Base Repair." Poster Presentation. 2016 North American Skull Base Society Annual Meeting.

Gillick JL, Murali R. "Intracranial Hypotension." Westchester Medical Center Department of Neurology Grand Rounds. October 2015.

Gillick JL, Thwing ZE, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M. "Targeting Glioblastoma and Its Stem Cells Using Novel Small Molecule Inhibitors of the mTOR Pathway." Poster Presentation. 2015 AACR Annual Meeting.

Gillick JL, Thwing ZE, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M. "Targeting Glioblastoma and Its Stem Cells Using Novel Small Molecule Inhibitors of the mTOR Pathway." Oral Presentation. 2015 AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, 11th Biennial Satellite Tumor Symposium.

Gillick JL, LaBagnara M, Shannon C, Hillard VH, Das K. "Intraoperative Assessment of Canal Clearance in the Treatment of Lumbar Burst Fractures Using the O-Arm." Poster Presentation. 2015 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Gillick JL, Mohan AL, Lee P, Tobias M, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M. "The Intersection of PI3K/mTOR and HIPPO Pathways: A New Therapeutic Target for Medulloblastoma Therapy." Poster Presentation-2014 International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery Annual Meeting.

Gillick JL, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M. "Glioblastoma multiforme: Finding Novel Inhibitors for Effective and Selective Targeting." Poster Presentation-2014 International Conference for Anticancer Research.

LaBagnara M, Gillick JL, Hillard VH, Das K. "Multilevel Standalone ACDF has Reduced Operative Time Compared with Allograft and Plate." Poster Presentation-2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Gillick JL, Murali R. "Spinal Dysraphism: A Spectrum of Pathology." Westchester Medical Center Department of Neurology Grand Rounds. March 2014.

Ronecker J, Jeevan D, Gillick JL, Stiefel MF, Hu YC. "Flow Diversion as an Emerging Therapy for Ruptured Blister Aneurysms." Poster Presentation-2013 WFNS Interim Meeting.

Hu Y, Gillick J, Stiefel MF. "Early Angiographic Occlusion of Ruptured Blister Aneurysms of the Internal Carotid Artery Treated with the Pipeline Embolization Devices." Poster Presentation-2013 CNS/SNIS Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Disease.

Gillick JL, Pukenas B, Hurst RH, Stiefel MF. "Stimulation of the Trigemino-Cardiac Reflex with Dimethyl Sulfoxide During Aneurysm Embolization." Poster Presentation-2013 CNS/SNIS Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Disease.

Gillick JL, Neil J, Murali R, Hu YC, Stiefel MF. "Current Treatment Strategies for Cerebral Aneurysms." Westchester Medical Center Department of Neurology Grand Rounds. Dec 2012.

Gillick JL, Garell PC. "Surgical Treatment of Movement Disorders." Westchester Medical Center Department of Neurology Grand Rounds. March 2012.

Jeevan DS, Gillick JL, Mohan A, Tobias, M. "Acute Suppurative Intracranial Complications of Sinusitis: A Single Institution Experience." Poster Presentation-2009 CNS/AANS Joint Section of Pediatrics.

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