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Arthur L Jenkins III, MD
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    • Positions
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Orthopedics
    • Specialties
    • Neurosurgery
    • Spine Surgery
    • Languages
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Phone
    • Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice 212-241-8175
    • Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 212-241-8175
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5 East 98th Street 4th Floor
New York, NY 10029
Phone: 212-241-8175
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Cos Cob, CT 06807
Phone: 212-241-8175
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.

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In the News

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

Dr. Jenkins was the recipient of the Alan T Brown Foundation's Standing Tall Award, for his dedication and commitment to clinical research and minimally invasive surgery, improving the quality of life for persons living with spinal cord injury and paralysis. View the video.

Dr. Jenkins discusses meditation as a pain reliever after surgery in the Wall Street Journal. View article.

Dr. Jenkins discusses an experimental procedure aimed at repairing the spinal cord on CBS News. View the story.


Neurological Surgery

Clinical Focus


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


English, French, Spanish