A cum laude graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Johnathan A. Engh, MD, FAANS earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He then completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his residency, Dr. Engh completed intra-residency fellowships in minimally invasive neurosurgery and neurosurgical oncology.
After graduation, Dr. Engh accepted a faculty position in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as an assistant professor. He eventually became a tenured associate professor of neurological surgery and radiation oncology, director of the Adult Neurosurgical Oncology program, and director of the NeuroendoportSM Surgery program at UPMC.
An experienced neurosurgeon with specific proficiency in the treatment of tumors of the brain and spine, Dr. Engh’s expertise extends to many dedicated oncological procedures, including awake craniotomy, minimally invasive port surgery for brain tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery and spinal tumor removal. He also has a special expertise in the treatment of gliomas, metastases, colloid cysts and intraventricular tumors. Dr. Engh has been a leader in the development of minimally invasive techniques and tools for brain tumor resection. He has published numerous clinical and research articles on brain tumors and general neurosurgery. He has also served as the principal or co-investigator in more than 60 clinical trials and participated in numerous process improvement committees and publication review boards, in addition to his clinical practice.
Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Engh is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Society of Neuro-Oncology. He joins the board-certified physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners at Lexington Brain and Spine Institute to provide comprehensive care in the treatment of disorders affecting the brain, spine and peripheral nerves, including surgery for degenerative conditions, trauma and cancer.