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"
Assess your cognitive dominance abilities. Improve stress management and decision making.

Featured Articles and Video

Assess The Patient
6 Simple Steps to assessing ANY patient. Perfect for medical professionals trying to upgrade their skills and perfect for patients wondering what to expect. Real Patients and Real Cases
Rutgers Wrestler Faced Paralysis
Rutgers wrestler and assistant coach faced potential paralysis. He found a kindred spirit in previous NCAA Div I wrestler and practicing neurosurgeon Mark McLaughlin, MD
Day In The Life Episode 1
A Neurosurgeon's Day... from early morning start, through a long day of surgery, teaching, and patient care, to making a contribution to the lives of others on a daily basis.


CentraState Summer 2024
Dr. McLaughlin is featured in the Summer 2024 edition of Healthy Directions from CentraState. Learn about the "Perfect Full-Body Exercise"
NeuroRounds: Virtual Case Conference
Next Event July 30th, 2024 - Our next NeuroRounds is on a special date. Pre-med, med students, PA-C's, RN's, NP's, and other health professionals hungry to improve their knowledge and skills. A LIVE event, focused on interactivity and reality with REAL CASES and REAL PATIENTS.
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.

Medicine and Neurosurgery

Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy
Princeton, New Jersey neurosurgeon Dr. Mark McLaughlin discusses spinal radiculopathy. What is it? What are the symptoms? What caused it? What treatments are available to me?
Cervical Herniated Discs
Cervical Herniated Discs in 2024: An updated perspective on state of art surgical and non-surgical treatment. Anterior Fusion? Posterier? Minimally Invasive? Arthroplasty? What you need to know.
Trigeminal Neuralgia : Covid-19 Vaccination
A January 2022 review of medical literature related to COVID-19 vaccination, Trigeminal Neuralgia, and Neurological Complications. What does the medical literature tell us?
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.
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a condition characterized by recurring episodes of severe pain in the tongue, throat, ear, and area near the tonsils. An overview from Dr. McLaughlin.
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari malformation is a condition in which brain tissue protrudes into the spinal canal. Chiari Malformation Type 1 is one of the four most common types of the condition.