- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Orthopaedics
- Spine Surgery
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
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
- 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
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.
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.
- Bone Cancer
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Chronic Neck Pain
- Herniated Disk
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Fracture
- Quadriplegia And Paraplegia
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Fusion
MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Internship, Surgery (General)
Mount Sinai Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
English, French, Spanish
Standing Tall Award
The Alan T Brown Foundation
Recognizing on 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
New York Magazine
Top 10 neurosurgeons in New York State, in terms of patient satisfaction and confidence
New York Super Doctors
Listed in The New York Times Sunday Magazine
America's Top Doctors
Top 10 Doctor
Voted as on of New York's Top 10 Neurological Surgeon Specialist
Most Compassionate Doctor
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.
The INSPIRE Study: InVivo Study of Probable Benefit of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold TM for Safety and Neurologic Receovery in Subjects with Complete Thoracic AIS A Spinal Cord Injury
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety of a new medical device for a recent spinal cord injury. The medical device is investigational and is not approved by the FDA. The study will enroll subjects who have had a spinal cord injury within 96 hours and the treatmen...
Spine Surgery Outcomes Research
This is a chart review designed to investigate the treatment outcomes within Dr. Jenkins' medical practice and we currently have several targeted subpopulations in the overall study population: Retrospectively we will be analyzing the outcomes of several sets of spine surgeries i...
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Spine Metastases - A Prospective Study
This is a prospective study designed to analyze the impact that minimally invasive spine tumor decompression has upon quality of life neurologic morbidity pain and mortality. We intend to compare our findings to historical controls to determine whether the minimally invasive appr...
MIS for Spine Metastases
This is a retrospective chart review designed to analyze the impact that minimally invasive spine tumor decompression has upon quality of life neurologic morbidity pain and mortality. We intend to compare our findings to historical controls to determine whether the minimally inva...
A Phase 2b/3, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of VX-210 in Subjects with Acute Traumatic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of the VX-210 study drug in patient with acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury with AIS class A or B. The drug is given to the patients during standard of care procedures within 72 hours of initial injury.
Mindfulness Meditation for Spine Surgery Pain
The departments of Neurosurgery, and Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, are conducting a study to evaluate the effect of mindfulness meditation and technique on post-operative pain of spine surgery patients. The departments are looking for patients who will be undergoing spine s...
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.
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- Neurotect LLC
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