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”)

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!

Training & Education

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.

Leadership & Board Certification

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.

Societies & Organizations

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.

Honors, Awards & Recognition

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.

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

Brain Surgery – Program Awards
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)


  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Meritain & Assure
  • Aetna Signature (1199 & GEHA)
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Cigna Mohawk Valley (PPO only thru Valley Cigna)
  • Clover Medicare – Case by Case exception
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Card/Suitcase/PPO)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ (commercial)
  • Horizon Braven Health (PPO, HMO-POS)
  • Braven Medicare Choice PPO
  • Braven Medicare Freedom PPO
  • Braven Medicare Group HMO-POS
  • Braven Medicare Access group HMO-POS
  • Medicare (Part A and Part B)
  • No Fault- NJ only
  • Omnia (tier 1)
  • Oxford Garden State Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • UHC under Empire/NYSHIP plan
  • United HealthCare (commercial, including All Savers) UMR
  • Worker’s Comp- NJ Only

Recent videos

Microvascular Decompression Surgery (MVD)

Watch Dr. D’Ambrosio discuss microvascular decompression surgery (MVD) for left-sides trigeminal neuralgia. Here he discusses the actual surgery using footage from the operating room!

Acoustic Neuroma Association’s FACEBOOK LIVE interview

Dr. D’Ambrosio was featured on the Acoustic Neuroma Association’s FACEBOOK LIVE presentation in August 2020. Watch the entire interview here!

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Facial Pain Association’s virtual conference

Dr. D was also invited to present at the 2020 Facial Pain Association’s virtual conference. Take a look!

Meet One of Dr. D’s Patients

A leader in cranial neurosurgery, our Facial Wellness specialist Dr. Anthony D’Ambrosio sought to help his patient when all else failed.

 Watch Frank’s story about his Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment and how we helped him get back to a pain-free life.

More Patients Stories

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