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Arthur Jenkins III

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Neurosurgery
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Orthopaedics
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Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Education

  • MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Internship, Surgery (General)
    Bellevue Hospital

  • Residency, Neurosurgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Neurosurgery-Spine
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Biography

    Dr. Arthur L. Jenkins, III, MD is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon and an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. His post-residency training includes a complex spinal surgery fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. To ensure every aspect of his patients’ care is optimized, Dr. Jenkins collaborates with a variety of diverse specialists, including orthopedic surgeons, pain management specialists, rehabilitation medicine experts, rheumatologists, neuro-anesthesiologists, and where appropriate, any of the other 40 unparalleled specialty services offered in the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Jenkins utilizes innovative approaches to surgical treatment for the entire spectrum of spinal disorders and peripheral nerve diseases.

    In spine surgery, he treats the following:

    - Minimally-invasive spine surgery: microscopic and endoscopic surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
    - Craniovertebral junction disorders: chiari malformation, occipital-cervical instability
    - Cervical spine disorders: neck/arm pain, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spondylosis
    - Thoracic spine disorders: herniated discs, tumors, paraspinal biopsies
    - Lumbosacral spine disorders: low back/leg pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis
    - Spinal trauma and spinal cord injury
    - Spinal tumors: intramedullary, intradural, extradural, paraspinal
    - Spinal deformity: adult scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal instability, post-op kyphosis repair
    - Congenital spine disease: diastematomyelia, dermal sinus, myelomeningocele
    - Revision spinal surgery
    - Spinal infection
    - Spinal instability
    - Vertebral compression fractures

    Treatments include:

    - Minimally-invasive spine surgery: microscopic and endoscopic surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
    - Artificial cervical disks, artificial lumbar discs and dynamic spinal implants 
    - Spinal fusion and decompression
    - Spinal deformity correction
    - Thoracoscopy

    Peripheral nerve surgery includes carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve, meralgia paresthetica, and tumors. Using a multi-disciplinary approach to complex spinal disorders, he collaborates with Anesthesia/Pain Management, Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Radiology and Interventional Radiology, Surgical Critical Care, General and Thoracic Surgery and others to maximize patient outcomes. He has an aggressive approach to tumor treatment and reconstruction and a more conservative approach to degenerative disorders. He practices the most current protocols in trauma and congenital deformity, cord tethering and other functional disorders. It is his practice to utilize, when appropriate, the most advanced neurophysiology monitoring for spinal surgery cases, including Motor-Evoked Potentials (MEPs), Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEPs), Intraoperative EMG recordings, Sphincter monitoring and Synaptic Nerve Action Potential (SNAP). Dr. Jenkins is instrumental in teaching the world's neurosurgeons about the latest concepts in surgical techniques and advanced biomechanical concepts as well as the next generation of neurosurgeons the tools they need to provide the best possible care.

    Spinal Cord Injury Laboratory

    In the News

    Dr. Jenkins discusses spinal tumors in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.
    View the PDF.

Awards

  • 2014 - 2015
    New York Super Doctors

  • 2014 - 2015
    Top Doctor
    New York Magazine

  • 2014 -
    Top 10 Doctor
    Vitals.com

  • 2014 - 2015
    America's Top Doctors
    Castle Connolly

  • 2013 -
    Most Compassionate Doctor
    Vitals.com

Research

New minimally invasive spinal surgical approaches:

  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar
  • Decompressions and fusions with instrumentation

Minimally invasive spinal deformity correction:

  • Thoracoscopic releases
  • Anterior asymmetric fusion procedures

Minimally invasive spinal cancer treatments:

  • Decompressions, sometimes combined with reconstructions, for spinal tumors
  • Spinal brachytherapy for spinal metastatic disease

Artificial disk trials:

  • Spinal Kinetics - cervical artificial disk trial, awaiting FDA approval to start
  • DePuy Discover TM  - cervical artificial disk trial, anticipate starting soon

Spinal Cord Injury projects:

  • Innovative surgical treatments for acute spinal cord injury
  • Acute spinal cord injury clinical trials
    • Alseres CetherinTM clinical trial expected to start soon
  • Chronic spinal cord injury bypass
    • Basic science lab working on developing an electronic spinal cord bypass
  • Acute spinal cord injury treatment with high-energy radiation therapy
    • Basic Science lab working on a novel approach to acute spinal cord injury

Intraoperative imaging and image-guided surgery

For more information, please visit the Spinal Cord Injury Laboratory Website.

Publications

Jones LA, Lammertse DP, Charlifue SB, Kirshblum SC, Apple DF, Ragnarsson KT, Poonian D, Betz RR, Knoller N, Heary RF, Choudhri TF, Jenkins 3rd AL, Falci SP, Snyder DA. A phase 2 autologous cellular therapy trial in patients with acute, complete spinal cord injury: pragmatics, recruitment, and demographics. Spinal Cord 2010 Apr; Epub.

Hecht AC, Koehler SM, Laudone JC, Jenkins A, Qureshi S. Is intraoperative CT of posterior cervical spine instrumentation cost-effective and does it reduce complications?. Clinical orthopaedics and related research 2011 Apr; 469(4).

Meyer SA, Singh H, Jenkins AL. Surgical treatment of metastatic spinal tumors.. Mt Sinai J Med 2010 Jan; 77(1): 124-129.

Singh H, Meyer SA, Hecht AC, Jenkins AL. Novel fluoroscopic technique for localization at cervicothoracic levels. J Spinal Disord Tech 2009 Dec; 22(8): 615-618.

Singh H, Meyer SA, Jenkins AL. Treatment of primary vertebral tumors.. Mt Sinai J Med 2009 Oct; 76(5): 499-504.

Meyer SA, Jenkins AL. Acute Spinal Cord Injury. In: Frontera JA, editor. Neurocritical Care: A Pocket Guide and Board Review. NY, Thieme;.

Camins MB, Jenkins III AL, Singhal A, Perrin RG. Tumors of the Vertebral Axis: Benign, Malignant, And Metastatic Tumors. In: Winn HR, editor. Youmans Neurological Surgery
Tumors of the Vertebral Axis: Benign, Malignant, And Metastatic Tumors. 5th Philadelphia, Saunders; 2004. pp4835-4868.

Jenkins III AL, Eichler ME, Vollmer C. Cervical Spine Trauma. In: Winn HR, editor. Youmans Neurological Surgery
Cervical Spine Trauma. 5th Philadelphia, Saunders; 2004. pp4884-4914.

Jenkins III AL, Deutch HA, Patel NP, Post KD. Complication Avoidance in Neurosurgery. In: Winn HR, editor. Youmans Neurological Surgery
Complication Avoidance in Neurosurgery. 5th Philadelphia, Saunders; 2004. pp561-593.

Jenkins III AL, Perin NI. Tumors of the Cervicothoracic Junction. In: Fessler RG, Sekhar LN, editors. Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Cranial and Peripheral Nerve, Spine and Endoscopic Surgery
Tumors of the Cervicothoracic Junction. New York, Thieme; 2002.

Jenkins III AL, Perin NI. Stabilization with the Luque Technique. In: Fessler RG, Sekhar LN, editors. Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Cranial and Peripheral Nerve, Spine and Endoscopic Surgery
Stabilization with the Luque Technique. New York, Thieme; 2002.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Jenkins III during 2014 and/or 2015. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Equity (Stock or stock options valued at greater than 5% ownership of a publicly traded company or equity of any value in a privately held company)

  • Neurotect LLC

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

Insurance Information

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