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Donald M. O'Rourke, MD Surgeon

Director, Human Brain Tumor Tissue Bank
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. O'Rourke is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. D O'Rourke

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2015

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Neurosurgery

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Brain Metastasis
    • Brain Tumors
    • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery, 1998

Conditions & Treatments:

  • acoustic neuromas
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • astrocytoma
  • brain cancer
  • brain cancer - gene therapy
  • brain cancer - metastasis
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumors
  • cancer - metastasis
  • cancer – neuro oncology
  • cancer skull base
  • Cancer Surgery
  • cervical degenerative disease
  • cervical myelopathy
  • cervical spine surgery
  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • glioma
  • lumbar degenerative disease
  • meningioma
  • radiosurgery
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • spine disorders
  • spine microsurgery
  • spine tumor
  • Spondylosis

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Association for Cancer Research, National American Association for the Advancement of Science, National American Association of Neurological Surgeons Research Foundation, National American Association of Neurological Surgeons, National Congress of Neurological Surgeons, National Department of Veterans Affairs, Merit Review Program, Department of Medical Research, National Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Insitute Brain Cancer Review Cluster, National Osler Institute, Annual Neurosurgery Oral Board Review Course, National Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, National Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, Local Philadelphia Neurological Society, Local Section on Tumors, American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons, National Society for Neuro-Oncology, National Society for Neuroscience, National The Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom, Scientific Review Committee, International

Affiliation

Dr. O'Rourke is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Chawla S, Krejza J, Vossough A, Zhang Y, Kapoor G S, Wang S, O'Rourke D M, Melhem E R, Poptani H: Differentiation between oligodendroglioma genotypes using dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion-weighted imaging and proton MR spectroscopy. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology 34 (8): 1542-9,2013.

Academic Contact Info

HUP - 3 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3490
Fax: (215) 349-5534
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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