Nicholas Theodore, MD
Director, Neurosurgery Spine Program
Associate Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program
Dr. Theodore graduated from Cornell University, where he was the recipient of a Cornell Tradition Academic Fellowship. He attended medical school at Georgetown University, where he graduated with honors. After completing his internship at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Dr. Theodore served as a Senior General Medical Officer with the United States Marine Corps in Okinawa, Japan.
Dr. Theodore completed his neurosurgical residency and a fellowship in spinal surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute. After completing his residency in 2001, Dr. Theodore served as Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego, overseeing the largest neurosurgery complement in the Navy.
In 2003 he joined the faculty at Barrow Neurological Institute, and assumed the position of Director of Neurotrauma. In 2004 he was appointed Associate Director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program at Barrow. Barrow’s Residency Program is the largest in the United States and is currently training four residents per academic year, for a potential total of 28 residents. His area of focus includes brain and spinal cord injury, minimally invasive surgery, and robotics.
In 2010 he was appointed Director of the Barrow Neurosurgery Spine Program.
Dr. Theodore is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the author of numerous scientific publications and the recipient of many research awards, including a prestigious RO-1 grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health.