SMC continues to expand its clinical services with the addition of neurosurgeons from Princeton Brain, Spine and Sports Medicine (PBSSM) — one of the state’s leading groups in neurosurgery.
PBSSM has locations throughout New Jersey including one in Mullica Hill — home to Richard J. Meagher, MD, FACS — who, along with five colleagues, recently joined the medical staff.
Dr. Meagher practices the full gamut of neurosurgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive spinal surgery.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Meagher and his colleges from PBSSM,” said Dr. Tammy Torres, CEO. “This is another example of the hospital’s growth and commitment to serving the community’s healthcare needs.”
As a member of the North American Spine Society Evidence-Based Guideline Development Committee, Dr. Meagher currently helps develop guidelines for spinal disease treatment.
“The addition of Dr. Meagher to our surgical staff gives our patients an opportunity to receive the treatment they need from a highly-trained neurosurgeon,” said Dr. Torres. “His experience with minimally invasive spinal surgery has the potential to help many patients live pain-free, active lives.”
His clinical research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, and medical textbooks, and he has presented his research at numerous international meetings. He has studied the brain, and has researched degenerative processes involved in diseases like Parkinson’s, and the mechanisms of recovery from traumatic brain injury.
He earned his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and completed an internship and residency in neurosurgery at Temple University Health Sciences Center.
He also completed fellowships at Swarthmore College, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Temple University Hospital Neurotrauma Research Lab, and also earned a psychobiology degree at Swarthmore College.
For more information, call his Mullica Hill office at 856-336-9808 or visit smc.health/services/neurosurgery/.