A Neurosurgeon on a Mission

Dr. Mark McLaughlin is a practicing neurosurgeon, author, inspirational speaker, coach, and philanthropist with a passion for teaching and sharing. His book "Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon's Quest to Out-Think Fear" is now available.
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Biography of top neurosurgeon, author, coach, and speaker Dr. Mark R. McLaughlin. Sometimes described as a "wrestling coach trapped in a neurosurgeon's body", Dr. McLaughlin has a passion for sharing ideas, education and inspiration. Learn more about his career and calling.
Now Available on Amazon: Dr. McLaughlin's book "Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon’s Quest to Out-Think Fear"
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Featured Articles and Video

Eight Lessons From 2021
Another year of Covid has made many of us reflect and review our approach to life. My Eight Lessons From 2021.
Virtual Event With Dr. McLaughlin
How do we make sense of the senseless? On July 15th, 2020, people from as far afield as Russia and Canada came together to listen to Dr. McLaughlin help us make sense of it all.
Your Best Life - Spine, Brain, and Mind Health
A powerful presentation at the CentraState Healthcare Foundation Workshop in the spring of 2016. Living a full and rich life. Actionable intelligence from Dr. Mark McLaughlin.


Cognitive Dominance: Accessing Your Leadership Greatness in a Tumultuous Time
Watch Video. Who's It For? Healthcare professionals and administrators interested in strengthening their emotional and intellectual intelligence enabling stronger leadership for the team and organization.
CentraState Brain Award
Dr. Mark McLaughlin received the CentraState Brain Award on February 1st as part of the "Night in Oz" Gala. Watch Video.
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Medicine and Neurosurgery

Surgery for Occipital Neuralgia
Surgical treatment for occipital neuralgia is sometimes required. In this video, Dr. McLaughlin explains the key points that will be considered before surgery is recommended.
Trigeminal Neuralgia: COVID19 - Video Update
September 2021: Video update with Mark R. McLaughlin, MD. What you need to know about COVID19 and Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Trigeminal Neuralgia | Tic Douloureux
Trigeminal neuralgia (also called Tic Douloureux) is a chronic pain condition characterized by recurring episodes of extreme, sporadic, sudden burning or electric shock-like face pain.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries like the one that resulted in the death of actress Natasha Richardson after a skiing accident in 2009 often go undiagnosed and are more common than you might expect.
Trigeminal Neuralgia in a Time of COVID-19
Stress may result in increased perception of facial pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia. Dr. McLaughlin offers some thoughts on dealing with TN during the current coronavirus crisis.
Occipital Neuralgia
Occipital Neuralgia (ON) is a common disease that is often often misunderstood or not diagnosed by many physicians. Princeton Brain and Spine neurosurgeon Mark R. McLaughlin, MD explains.