I’m here to help.  That’s it.  Whatever a patient or loved one needs, I strive to provide.  If you’re lost and need me to help you understand something complicated, I will do everything I can to clear things up for you.  If you don’t understand your treatment options, I will do my best to explain them to you in a way that you can easily understand.  That’s what I’m here for – to help you.

Dr. Anthony D’Ambrosio (a.k.a. “Dr. D”)

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About Dr. Anthony D’Ambrosio

Dr. D’Ambrosio focuses his clinical practice on trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain) and hemifacial spasm. He has expertise in a variety of complex surgical and radiosurgical techniques intended to successfully treat complex diseases of the brain. These techniques include micro-neurosurgery, microvascular decompression surgery (MVD) and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery (GKRS).  During the Covid-19 crisis, “Dr. D” has established a robust virtual telemedicine consultation process so that all of his patients, old and new, can “see” him faster and safer than ever before!

Dr. D’Ambrosio is an active member of many national and international organizations including the Facial Pain Association, the Acoustic Neuroma Association, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. D’Ambrosio received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he graduated with honors as a member of Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society and Golden Key National Honor Society. 

He was then awarded his doctorate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he also graduated with honors. At Vanderbilt, Dr. D’Ambrosio is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honors Society.

Dr. D’Ambrosio then began his career at Columbia University, serving as an intern with the Department of Surgery. He was then a Rosenak/Cohen Research Fellowship with the Cerebrovascular Laboratory at Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. 

Dr. D’Ambrosio then served as the resident physician and then chief resident with the Department of Neurological Surgery. He completed his education at Tampa General Hospital as a Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Fellow.

Dr. D’Ambrosio is currently active as the Director of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the Gamma Knife Center at The Valley Hospital. In addition to his work at The Neurosurgeons of New Jersey, Dr. D’Ambrosio is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He has authored over 25 peer-reviewed journals and six book chapters.

Dr. D’Ambrosio has been awarded (201) Magazine Bergen’s Top Doctor, New Jersey Monthly Best Doctor, NJBIZ’s Physician of the Year, Best Doctors® in America and the award recipient of Patient’s Choice.

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Honors & Awards

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Awards
Bergen Magazine Top Doctors (2020)
Vitals Patient Choice Award (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2011)
Best Doctor Award (2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
(201) Health Top Doctors (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
New Jersey Monthly Top Doctors (2017, 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011)
HealthGrades Honor Roll (2015, 2014)
Marquis Who’s Who in America (2015, 2014, 2013)
Top Surgeons Award (2013, 2012)

National Leadership Position
AANS/CNS Tumor Section – Executive Committee Member

Other Leadership Positions
Director of Neurosurgery at the Valley Hospital
Co-Director of the Gamma Knife Program at the Valley Hospital
President of the New Jersey Neurosurgical Society

  • Patients Choice Awards

    Patients' Choice

    This recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients.

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    Compassionate Doctor

    This honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

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    On-Time + Promptness

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    Top 10 Doctor

    Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

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Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award Recipient (2017-2020)
Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery (2017-2020)
Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery (2017-2020)

Best Doctors

Awards
Bergen Magazine Top Doctors (2020, 2019, 2018)
Vitals Patient Choice Award (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2011)
Best Doctor Award (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
(201) Health Top Doctors (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
New Jersey Monthly Top Doctors (2017, 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011)

Leadership
Director of Neurosurgery – Valley Hospital
Co-Director of the Gamma Knife Program – Valley Hospital

President – NJNeuroPAC
Past President – New Jersey Neurosurgical Society

President – Neurosurgeons of New Jersey

Patients Choice Awards

Patients’ Choice

This recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients.

Compassionate Doctor

This honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

On-Time + Promptness

This recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments.

Top 10 Doctor

Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

Valley Hospital Logo Cranial Award 2

Valley Hospital Affiliate
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award Recipient (2017-2020)
Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery (2017-2020)
Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery (2017-2020)

Publications

See the research Dr. Anthony D’Ambrosio has had published.