Meet Dr. Lipani

Dr. Lipani is the founding Director of Princeton Neurological Surgery, P.C. and the  JD Lipani Radiosurgery Institute™ for non-invasive neurosurgery. He previously served as the founding Director of the Institute for Neurosciences at Capital Health in Trenton, NJ. Dr. Lipani also headed the first Neurosurgical Oncology program at Capital Health and founded Capital’s CyberKnife Radiosurgery program of the Penn Cancer Network.

Prior to Capital Health, Dr. Lipani served as a Clinical Instructor in Neurosurgery at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics and is currently an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College.

Dr. Lipani is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Lipani received his training in neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia of the University of Pennsylvania. He spent several years at the Delaware Valley Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center at Jefferson, one of the nation’s 16 centers of excellence for spinal disorders and participated in the combined neurosurgical and orthopedic spine fellowship program. He completed a fellowship at NYU Medical Center in neurosurgery with a focus on complex spinal surgery and holds several US patents involving the use of neurostimulation for the treatment of chronic discogenic back pain.

Dr. Lipani also completed a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology and radiosurgery at Stanford University Medical Center and Stanford Cancer Institute. Dr. Lipani received extensive training in CyberKnife radiosurgery under Professor John R. Adler, MD, inventor of CyberKnife. Dr. Lipani remains one of a select few neurosurgeons worldwide to have completed this prestigious and exclusive fellowship training program. During his time at Stanford, Dr. Lipani received the Radiosurgery Society’s Physician Scientist Award for his research devoted to the treatment of primary brain tumors. Dr. Lipani also received specialized post-residency training in Gamma Knife radiosurgery under Professor L. Dade Lunsford at the University of Pittsburgh, the birthplace of the North American Gamma Knife.

Having treated over 4,000 brain and spine radiosurgery cases, Dr. Lipani is known as one of the nation’s top brain and spine surgeons and serves as a leading expert in neurosurgery on three internationally recognized advisory review boards. He has lectured and authored numerous peer-reviewed abstracts, articles, and book chapters on brain and spine radiosurgery. Dr. Lipani also routinely performs image-guided brain surgery as well as invasive and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Dr. Lipani is unique in that he is able to offer his patients invasive, minimally invasive and non-invasive treatment options from a skilled, knowledgeable and unbiased perspective.

Dr. Lipani is an active member of several professional societies including the Radiosurgery Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors.






Dr. Lipani is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, an Active Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.




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