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About Us in 2007

Dr. McLaughlin assembles team to assist man from Equador.

University Medical Center at Princeton Donates Resources for Treatment of Ecuadorian National -June 18, 2007

On June 15, W. Japa, an Ecuadorian national, was successfully treated for a brain aneurysm thanks to a generous team of doctors and staff at University Medical Center at Princeton who donated their time and resources to perform a complex neuroradiology procedure. Japa’s skilled medical team consisted of:

  • Mark R. McLaughlin, MD
  • Michael Horowitz, MD,
  • Donald F. Denny, MD,
  • Victor D. Iturbides, MD,

After a massive undertaking by local family members, community leaders, and hospital staff, Japa obtained a medical visa to travel to University Medical Center at Princeton for treatment of an intracranial aneurysm - a bulging, weakened wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain.

In a Thank You note to Dr. McLaughlin, Mr. Japa wrote

"Todos los dias doy gracias dios por haberme permitido conocer al mejor medico de el mundo Dr. McLaughlin."

Translation: "All of the days I am greatful to God for delivering me to the greatest doctor in the whole world, Dr. McLaughlin"  - William Morocco Japa, Ecuador.

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Bucks County Courier Times - March 26th 2007

The Integra LifeSciences Corp. of New Jersey, with the help of St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown, donated lifesaving surgical shunts to the St. Petersburg Institute for Trauma in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dr. Mark R. McLaughlin, a St. Mary neurosurgeon, coordinated the donation. McLaughlin and Dr. Victor Rudenko, chief of the department of neurotraumatology at the St. Petersburg Institute, have had a 10-year professional collaboration and friendship. Pictured from left to right: Dr. Victor Rudenko; Dr. Mark McLaughlin; and Les Burrows, regional manager of Integra LifeSciences Corp.

New York City Marathon - November 5th 2006


Our very own Dr. Nirav Shah ran in the New York City Marathon on November 5, 2006, finishing at an impressive 5 hours and 15 minutes. Dr. Shah joined Christopher Reeve Foundation "Team Reeve."  The Christopher Reeve foundation helps fund research that develops treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders.


Princeton Brain & Spine Care Physician Assistant travels to Peru with a Surgical Mission, October 2006

Tina Lisman, PA-C joined forces with many physicians and healthcare professionals in October as part of Global Health Ministry. These amazing people traveled to Chulucanas, Peru to provide free medical and surgical care to people who were in dire need. Not only did they provide education, free hearing devices and eye glasses, but they also provided a range of surgical treatment such as plastic surgery, general surgery, and gynecological surgery. If you wish to learn more about Global Health Ministry click here

  Peru Medical Mission

Young Neurosurgeons Committee, April 2006

Dr. McLaughlin was honored by receiving the Public Service Citation from the Young Neurosurgeons Committee. This citation recognizes and honors the extraordinary efforts of a Young Neurosurgeon who, outside the traditional art and science of Neurosurgery, has served the public in an exemplary fashion and thereby brings greater benefit to mankind and greater honor to our specialty. This citation was presented to Dr. McLaughlin for his teaching and charity care in St. Petersburg Russia, and for his dedication to the advancement of neurological surgery both in the United States and Russia

Bucks County Courier Times - April 30, 2006

Dr. McLaughlin’s patient, Sister Claire, was featured in an article titled "Searing Pain Stopped by Microsurgery." Sister Claire was selected as one of three winning entries into the Neurosurgical Patient stories initiative. Her story was also printed in a news release which was sent out during Neurosurgery Awareness week, April 22-27, 2006.  Her story has also been posted on the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Website. To read Sister Claire’s Story, click here.

Health News Digest - May 2, 2005

Dr. McLaughlin’s article "Relax the Back & SpineUniverse.com Launch National 24/7 Back Care Relief" highlights a new educational campaign to promote back care and pain prevention. Dr. McLaughlin includes his top tips for patients to prevent back pain at work, at home, and in the car.

Dr. McLaughlin’s commitment to neurosurgery was featured in an article titled "Helping Patients at All Costs."  The item reviews the liability crisis and shortage of neurosurgeons and highlights Dr. McLaughlin’s "positive attitude and heartfelt interest in his chosen life’s work."  To read the full article, click here.

Pennington Post - March 18, 2004

Dr. McLaughlin’s successful treatment of Jeffrey Fedor, a patient with an Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), was featured in this New Jersey newspaper.  As the article indicates, Dr. McLaughlin was called out of wrestling practice to race into surgery (with his wrestling shoes still on!) to treat Jeffrey. 

Pennington Times McLaughlin Race Against Time

Town Topics - March 10, 2004

Dr. McLaughlin’s leadership in the Princeton Amateur Wrestling Society (PAWS) was the topic of a feature article in this Princeton, NJ newspaper.  Dr. McLaughlin credits his experience as a successful wrestler with giving him the discipline and persistence to become a successful neurosurgeon.  Today, Dr. McLaughlin seeks to share his love of wrestling & instill similar values in over 50 children in the PAWS program.  According to the article, "PAWS has become one of the quickest growing recreational athletic programs in the area."

PARADE Magazine - October 26, 2003

Dr. McLaughlin’s educational exchange and friendships with Russian neurosurgeons was featured in the article "A Scalpel Forges Russian-American Friendship."  PARADE Magazine Russia McLaughlin

The ITEM of Millburn & Short Hills - Thursday, June 12, 2003

Dr. McLaughlin’s induction into the Pingry School Athletic Hall of Fame was featured in an article in this New Jersey newspaper.

McLaughlin Pingry Hall of Fame

Baystate Medical Center Annual Report - 2000

Dr. McLaughlin was featured in an article about the miraculous recovery of Jesus Rodriguez from a cervical spine injury.  Mr. Rodriguez suffered dislocation, fracture, and paralysis during a pool accident in his home.  According to the article, Dr. McLaughlin was able to stabilize Mr. Rodriguez’s spine during a two-hour operation with the Baystate Medical Center Trauma Team, ER staff, and Surgery Department staff.  Despite the slim chances of recovery, which were about 1 in 500, Mr. Rodriguez regained function in his arms and legs following the procedure and was soon able to walk again. 


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