Neurosurgeon Joins Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Team

November 30, 2015

Conemaugh Physician Group Neurosurgery is pleased to welcome neurosurgeon, Dr. Francis T. Ferraro.

Dr. Ferraro is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.  He is a graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and Temple University School of Medicine. He did a neurology clerkship at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London, England. He completed his internship in Surgery and residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore

Dr. Ferraro comes to Conemaugh Memorial from the Pittsburgh region where he has been in practice since 1987.  He has been active on the staff of several hospitals including:  Allegheny General, West Penn, Shadyside, St. Margaret, Presbyterian, and Butler Memorial.  For twelve years he served as Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the former Saint Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh. He has held academic appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Drexel University College of Medicine and as a Clinical Instructor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Ferraro is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the International College of Surgeons.  He is a member of numerous professional organizations including:  the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care, the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerves.

Dr. Ferraro specializes in the treatment of brain tumors, normal pressure hydrocephalus, spinal tumors, degenerative spine problems, and spinal neuromodulation procedures for chronic pain.  He does many procedures that allow patients to return home the same day as surgery.

Dr. Ferraro has received numerous recognitions including the Patient Choice Award (2011-2014), Compassionate Doctor recognition (2011-2014), On-Time Doctor Award (2014) and Top 10 Doctor – Metro Area Greater Pittsburgh (2014).