Neurosurgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA)

Terrence D. Julien MD



  • AGH Neurosurgery
    420 East North Ave., Suite 302
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15212 - United States
    Phone: 412-858-7767

About Our Practice

Dr. Julien is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Surgical Neuro-Oncology and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Allegheny Health Network Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Julien received his medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine. He then completed his internship at Christiana Care in Wilmington, DE. He received his Neurosurgical training at NYU Medical Center in New York City and SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.

After his residency he performed two Neuro-Oncology fellowships. He spent one year at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center performing research. His second fellowship, being a clinical fellowship, was completed at University of South Florida/H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center under the tutelage of Drs. Steven Brem and Frank Vrionis.

Dr. Julien's spinal surgery interests are in cervical spine disorders (particularly cervical disc disease, spondylosis, stenosis, trauma and myelopathy), spine tumors, and minimally invasive spine procedures (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar). His MIS spine surgery (minimally-invasive surgery) interests are in thoracolumbar fusions for spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis, trauma, neoplasia and thoracolumbar stenosis requiring fusions. He has developed a robust robotic spine and minimally invasive spinal practice at AHN and is currently the Co-Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery within the department of Neurosurgery. He also performs cervical and lumbar disc replacement surgery (arthroplasty) and is adept at using the Zimmer MOBI-C cervical TDR device and the Aesculap activL lumbar TDR device.

He is also the physician lead at AHN for the robotic spine surgery program using the Maxor X robotic spine device. This device allows for very precise placement of pedicle screws in the degenerative, traumatic, oncologic and deformity setting. AHN is currently the first and only health system in the Pittsburgh region using the Maxor X robot.

  • Neurosurgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Tumor / Infection
  • AANS-CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • AOSpine North America
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Council of State Neurosurgical Societies
  • North American Spine Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • Forbes Hospital
  • West Penn Hospital
University Affiliations
  • Drexel University
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