Dr. John D. Lipani in Hamilton NJ, Bridgewater NJ, Morristown NJ
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  • Offices in
  • Hamilton
  • Bridgewater
  • Morristown
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Spinal Disorders

Dr. John D. Lipani

About Us

At Princeton Neurological Surgery, Dr. Lipani, a board certified, fellowship trained neurological surgeon, spends quality time with each patient and carefully reviews their records and imaging studies. He then implements an effective treatment strategy that is individually tailored to each patient. Dr. Lipani offers the latest neurosurgical options which include invasive, minimally invasive, and non-invasive techniques to achieve the best surgical outcomes.

Our Doctor

Dr. John D. Lipani

Dr. Lipani is a board certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in image-guided brain surgery, complex and minimally invasive spine surgery and non-invasive brain and spine radiosurgery. 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 and headed their Neurosurgical Oncology and CyberKnife programs.

Education & Training
  • MD: Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • PhD: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (Neuroscience)
  • Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship: NYU Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons
Hospital Affiliations
  • Capital Health, Regional Medical Center, Trenton, NJ
  • Capital Health, Hopewell Campus, Pennington, NJ
  • University Medical Center of Princeton, Plainsboro, NJ
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ
Honors and Awards
  • Radiosurgery Society’s Physician Scientist Award
  • New Jersey Top Docs, New Jersey Monthly Magazine
  • Select Bone & Joint Surgeon, New Jersey Monthly Magazine
Teaching Appointments

2005-2006  Clinical Instructor in Neurosurgery,

Stanford University School of Medicine and

Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA


2008-2020 Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and

Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA


Professional Memberships
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors
  • Radiosurgery Society
  • North American Spine Society
Hamilton Location
Phone: 609-890-3400
Fax: 609-890-3410
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Bridgewater Location
Phone: 908-718-0539
Fax: 609-890-3410
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Morristown Location
Phone: 973- 435-7700
Fax: 609-890-3410
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

We accept all insurance plans that provide reasonable and customary out-of-network coverage

I was working construction when I suddenly experienced neck pain that ran down my left arm and into my fingers. I also had numbness and tingling in my left hand. I thought I pulled a muscle and hoped it would just go away after a few days. But several weeks later I could no longer raise my hand above my head. At that point my wife begged me to see a doctor. My doctor ordered an MRI and recommended that I see a neurosurgeon immediately. I was very nervous at this point as the strength in my left arm was getting worse. I saw Dr. Lipani who recommended surgery. He explained how a large disc in my neck was hitting the nerve to my arm and causing weakness. Without surgery I risked permanent injury and disability. At this point I was completely freaking out. I could not risk losing the strength in my left arm. My family depended on me to be able to perform my job that required heavy lifting. Dr. Lipani calmed me down by telling me that although my problem was urgent, he had dealt with these situations many times before. After my surgery I opened my eyes to see Dr. Lipani at my bedside. Dr. Lipani told me to reach up and touch his hand using my left arm. And I did! It was truly amazing! I am so grateful to Dr. Lipani and his staff for all their help during that time.

Richard, 36 – Cervical Disc Herniation Patient

I am a 46 year old wife and mother of three. Two years ago I began experiencing frequent headaches. The headaches became more intense. I called my primary care physician, who after examining me and running a series of tests told me I had a brain tumor. My physician referred me to Dr. John Lipani. He told me Dr. Lipani was one of the best in the field and I would be in excellent hands. Once Dr. Lipani began explaining what was happening and how he could help me, a sense of relief came over me and I knew I was going to be alright. Dr. Lipani took the time to explain in detail what was going to happen and answered all of my questions. I knew when I left Dr. Lipani’s office that I was in great hands. A couple days later I had my surgery. Dr. Lipani removed the entire tumor and two years later I am tumor free! I wake up each day and give thanks for all that is good and for the gift of my life. Dr. Lipani is a gentle giant. I owe him my life!

Lisa, 46 – Brain Tumor Patient

I was horrified to learn I had a tumor on my spinal cord. Doctors told me that without surgery I would be paralyzed. I was told I needed a risky operation that would involve cutting open my chest and collapsing my lung. With my other medical problems this was a risk I did not want to take. Dr. Lipani offered me a non-invasive alternative to surgery with Cyberknife. I felt I was in good hands since Dr. Lipani has a lot of experience with both radiosurgery and open surgery. He was able to explain the risks and benefits of each procedure which help me with my decision. After three painless treatments I was no longer concerned about my spinal tumor. It’s been over three years now and I am still walking!

Karen, 54 – Spine Tumor

I had been suffering from lower back pain for several months. I tried physical therapy and epidurals but had no significant relief. I was experiencing a constant, burning, stabbing pain that started in my lower back and traveled all the way down the back of leg. Sitting was a virtual impossibility. The only relief I could experience was lying down. I am a child psychologist and in my daily practice sitting is unavoidable. I work with children who require my full undivided attention. When I was no longer able to do my job it was devastating… A colleague of my wife told her she had a similar problem a few years back. Dr. John Lipani was her neurosurgeon and she highly recommended him. I made an appointment to see Dr. Lipani and he showed me how one of the discs in my lower back was pinching a nerve that ran down the back of my leg. Two days later I was in the operating room where Dr. Lipani removed the herniated disc. When I awoke from surgery I immediately felt pain relief in my lower back and leg. I was up and out of bed later that afternoon. My pain is gone completely and I am back to work and feeling great! Thank you Dr. Lipani for being an excellent surgeon and also for the genuine care and concern you gave me every step of the way.

Jeff, 49 – Lumbar Disc Herniation Patient

I had an AVM that bled initially and caused weakness on my left side with double vision. I couldn’t walk. After my initial treatment my AVM was still there. Doctors said they couldn’t operate because it would make me worse. They also said it would likely bleed again if not treated. Dr. Lipani used Cyberknife instead of surgery. There was no pain. I didn’t feel a thing. I even fell asleep during the procedure. Now I am walking without a problem and my double vision got better too. Dr. Lipani said my AVM is gone. I am so grateful for that. I feel safe now and I am blessed to be alive.

Earl, 43 – Brain Stem AVM