Dr. Geoff Appelboom

About Dr. Geoff Appelboom

Dr. Geoff Appelboom was born into a family of doctors, as his father and grandfather were rheumatologists. Growing up, he was exposed to patients in need of treatment for spinal diseases, and as a medical student, he witnessed the transformative power of surgery. These experiences motivated Dr. Appelboom to help his patients utilize surgical options to treat their conditions. He strives to ensure that each individual receives personalized medical care, tailored to his or her needs and desired outcome by using the most minimally invasive options available.

Dr. Appelboom received his undergraduate and medical degree from ULB School of Medicine, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Appelboom further completed his Master’s Degree in Stereotactic Radiosurgery at La Sorbonne University in Paris and his Neurosurgery Residency at ULB University Hospital, which is considered the first worldwide WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Neurosurgery before being recruited at Stanford University.

During his residency, he spent three years performing integrated Ph.D. research at The Columbia University Medical Center, focusing on genetic predictors of vascular fragility as the lead scientist at Columbia University in the Cerebrovascular Laboratory. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed research papers on Stroke, Translational Stroke Research, Current Atherosclerosis Reports, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, has authored four book chapters, and has served on editorial boards for five medical journals. He is an active member in various professional societies including The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, The American Heart Society, The North American Spine Society, The Congress of Neurological Surgeons and The European Spine Society.

As a surgeon-scientist, Dr. Appelboom served as a Clinical Instructor of Complex Spine Surgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University Hospital and Clinic. As part of the Biodesign Fellowship at Stanford, Dr. Appelboom utilized the most advanced surgical robots in neurosurgery to make the operating room smarter with artificial intelligence. He received the 2018 Stanford-Coulter Translational Award for innovations in bioengineering and is researching the ways that artificial intelligence(AI) and surgical robots can improve patient care. Dr. Appelboom is fluent in French, Dutch and Spanish.

Hospital Privileges

In addition to working out of our Paterson office, Dr. Appelboom has the ability to treat and admit patients at the following area hospitals.

(Wayne and Paterson Locations)

Honors & Awards

See what Dr. Appelboom has accomplished over the years.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Society (2013-Present)

Stanford Biodesign Innovation Award (Coulter Award) (2018)

For Excellence in Research (WBI) Award (2016)

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2015)

European Spine Society (2015)

The American Heart Association (2010)

Belgian American Exchange Foundation (BAEF) Research Award (2010)

Belgian American Exchange Foundation (BAEF) Hoover Fellowship (2010)


See the research Dr. Geoff Appelboom has had published.