Gordon H. Baltuch, MD, PHD
Gordon H. Baltuch, MD, PHD
One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Gordon H. Baltuch, MD, PHD

Neurological Surgery
One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, more

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CUIMC/Neurological Institute of New York

710 West 168th Street
Floor 4th Floor
New York, NY 10032
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1000 Herrontown Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
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ColumbiaDoctors - 300 Frank Burr Blvd

300 Frank W Burr Blvd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
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About Gordon H. Baltuch, MD, PHD

Gordon Baltuch MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS(C) is the Co-Chief of Functional Neurosurgery Division at Columbia Neurosurgery. Dr. Baltuch specializes in the surgical treatment of movement disorders and was previously director of the Penn Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery and professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where he had been a faculty member since 1996.


Dr. Baltuch was one of the first neurosurgeons in the United States to use deep brain stimulation to reduce tremor and other motor symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. After training in Montreal, Switzerland, and France, Dr. Baltuch moved to Penn to develop one of the first deep brain stimulation programs in the United States. He has treated more than 1,600 patients using the procedure, making him one of the most experienced neurosurgeons in functional neurosurgery. He also pioneered the use of the technology to treat epilepsy, depression, and Alzheimer's disease.


More recently, Dr. Baltuch also became a pioneer in the use of focused ultrasound, a nonsurgical procedure approved in 2016 to treat essential tremor. Since 2017, he has successfully performed hundreds of these procedures and developed Penn's focused ultrasound program into one of the largest such practices in the country.


As a researcher, Dr. Baltuch is at the forefront in the testing of new restorative approaches, including gene therapy for Parkinson's disease and, more recently, stem cell therapy for stroke. He also conducts fundamental neuroscience studies of the human brain supported by federal funding, including the White House Brain Initiative.


Before joining Penn, Dr. Baltuch completed a fellowship in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a residency in neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI). He earned his MD and PhD degrees at McGill University.


Among other honors, Dr. Baltuch received the Wilder Penfield Award in Neurosurgery from the MNI, the K.G. McKenzie Award for Basic Science Research from the Canadian Neurosurgical Society, and the Luigi Mastroianni Clinical Innovator Award of Excellence from the Faculty of Medicine at Penn. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.


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Expertise

  • Benign Essential Tremor

  • Deep Brain Stimulation

  • Dystonia

  • Focused Ultrasound

  • Gamma Knife

  • Hydrocephalus

  • Movement Disorders

  • Parkinson's Disease

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Titles & Positions

  • Professor of Neurological Surgery at CUMC

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Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Titles & Positions

  • Professor of Neurological Surgery at CUMC