James Stephen, MD
James Stephen, MD, has always been energized by solving complex problems and directly helping others. Combining the precise, meticulous practice of neurosurgery with the art of
individualized medicine is a strength of Dr. Stephen’s and a calling he finds incredibly
Dr. Stephen completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. Neurosurgical rotations at Mayo Clinic, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and an extra year of basic science research investigating spinal fusion confirmed his dedication to neurosurgical training. Dr. Stephen completed his neurosurgical residency training at the University of Pennsylvania and also a fellowship in spinal deformity correction at the Philadelphia Shriner’s Hospital for Children. His primary research during neurosurgical training was focused on quality of life outcome measurements and he strongly believes that improving an individuals’ quality of life is the ultimate goal in medicine. As a chief resident, he was selected by his physician and nursing peers at the University of Pennsylvania Health System to receive an Outstanding Clinician Award for his dedication to patients, resident teaching, and collaborative spirit.
When not working, Dr. Stephen enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, snowshoeing, and appreciating nature with his wife, daughter and dog.