Doctor Mark McLaughlin practices neurological surgery with a focus on spine disorders and specific cranial conditions at Princeton Brain and Spine Care. After graduating from The Pingry School in 1983, he received his Bachelors Degree at The College of William and Mary in Virginia, majoring in philosophy. He went on to graduate from the Medical College of Virginia with Alpha Omega Alpha honors (equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa). He completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh under the guidance of Dr. Peter Jannetta. During this time he received multiple honors including chief residency and a two-time resident teaching award. After completing his seven year residency, Dr. McLaughlin received further specialized training in complex and minimal access spine surgery during a Fellowship with Dr. Regis Haid at Emory University Medical Center in Atlanta.
Mark McLaughlin, M.D. served as the President of the Young Neurosurgeons’ Committee, a national section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is the Scientific Program Chairman of the AANS/CNS Joint Spine Section. He is an editor of Spineuniverse.com, a website dedicated to patient and physician education of spinal disorders. In addition to this national recognition, he has organized an international consultative link with neurosurgeons in Russia. With collaboration from the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons, he initiated the first ever Russian-American Spine Symposium held in St. Petersburg, Russia, May, 2000. Dr. McLaughlin’s efforts in Russia were highlighted in Parade Magazine. He has recently joined the Board of Directors of the Jannetta Neuroscience Foundation.
Dr. McLaughlin has published more than 65 articles on neurosurgery and spine surgery, and has authored two textbooks about spine surgery. He has been an invited speaker, presenter and course director at numerous scientific meetings, and teaches complex spine surgery nationally and internationally. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dr. McLaughlin is the head coach of the Princeton PAWS recreation wrestling program for first through eighth graders.
Dr. McLaughlin was recently elected Member-at-Large of the Joint Spine Section of the Congress of Neurosurgeons.
Dr. McLaughlin was recently selected for inclusion in Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.
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