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Neurosurgery: expertise when it matters most

When your doctor has decided that surgery is the best treatment option for your neurologic disorder, you can feel confident choosing the experts at Mercy Health System. Through a partnership with Jefferson Neurosciences, Mercy Neurosurgery offers access to a team of highly skilled neurosurgeons who are among the best in the nation.

Proven excellence in cancer care

You can use the combined services of Mercy Neurology, Mercy Neurosurgery, and the Mercy Cancer Center to access both surgical and non-surgical cancer treatment options. Cancer patients have access to nurse navigators who will personally guide them through the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process.

Experienced neurosurgeons to treat various conditions

Our expert surgeons perform numerous procedures, including:

In addition, Jefferson neurosurgeons provide around-the-clock coverage at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals.  A number of these award-winning physicians have been published in numerous international medical journals and are recognized leaders in their field.

Neurosurgical Staff

Some of the Philadelphia region's leading board-certified neurosurgeons practice at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, as part of Mercy Neurosurgery, including: 

Kevin D. Judy, MD

Dr. Kevin Judy will lead the Mercy Neurosurgery practice at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals. Named one of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs in 2011 and 2012, Dr. Judy specializes in neuro-oncology and stereotactic radiosurgery. He completed fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. 

David W. Andrews, MD

Recognized as the world leader in radiosurgery, including establishing the first Radiosurgery Program in the Delaware Valley, Dr. David Andrews subspecializes in surgical and radiosurgical treatment of brain tumors, neuro-oncologic neurosurgery with image-guidance and intraoperative motor and speech corticography, neuroendoscopic neurosurgery, biologically-based treatment of malignant gliomas, MRI-based stereotactic biopsy and conventional fraction stereotactic radiotherapy. He completed a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He has been named as one of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Docs in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

James J. Evans, MD

Dr. James Evans’ areas of expertise and interest include skull base surgery neuro-oncology, molecular genetics, brain mapping and epilepsy surgery. He completed his neurosurgical training at the Cleveland Clinic and fellowship training in skull base surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Evans has been named as one of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Docs in 2010 and 2012.

Christopher J. Farrell, MD

Dr. Christopher Farell has expertise in the management of benign and malignant brain tumors, including meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors and gliomas. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Harvard University, a research fellowship by the American Brain Tumor Association to study immunotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of malignant gliomas, and a fellowship in cranial base surgery at the Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute in Memphis, TN.

Joshua E. Heller, MD

Dr. Joshua Heller has expertise in general neurosurgery and adult reconstructive spine surgery. He completed fellowship training at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Jack Jallo, MD, PhD

Dr. Jack Jallo has expertise in general neurosurgery and adult reconstructive spine surgery. He has an extensive list of published research in leading medical journals. Dr. Jallo has authored or co-authored 18 book chapters and edited two text books of neurosurgery. His research has been funded through industry grants and through the National Institutes of Health. He completed a Fellowship in Neurotrauma and Critical Care at Temple University Hospital.

    Contact Mercy Neurosurgery

    Mercy Neurosurgery in affiliation with Jefferson Neurosciences 

    Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

    Medical Office Building
    1501 Lansdowne Avenue
    Suite 308
    Darby, PA 19023
    Phone: 610.534.6142

    Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

    Medical Office Building
    501 South 54th Street
    Suite 126
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Phone: 610.534.6142