Catherine A. Mazzola, MD, FAANS
Experienced Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Dr. Catherine Mazzola is an experienced female pediatric neurosurgeon, certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. She completed her Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in 2002 and did her neurosurgery residency at New Jersey Medical School, under the supervision of Dr. Peter Carmel, the President of the AMA in 2011-2012. Dr. Mazzola served on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and is an active member of the Executive Committee of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS). She was the Chair of the Medicolegal Committee of CSNS and is now the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Dr. Mazzola’s special interests include hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury and concussion, pediatric brain tumors and spine tumors, brain cysts, craniofacial surgery, plagiocephaly, torticollis, Chiari malformation, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spine deformity, epilepsy surgery and the management of movement disorders such as dystonia and spasticity. She treats children for the above specialties at her offices located in Morristown and Hackensack, NJ.
Dr. Catherine Mazzola is the founder of the Craniofacial Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, the Pediatric Brain and Spine Tumor Center (now called GNOP) and the Spasticity and Gait Disorder Center of Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Dr. Mazzola is involved in mentorship, training and education of pre-medical undergraduates, medical school students, and residents. She has been the Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurological Surgery since 2005. Dr. Mazzola serves Morristown Medical Center on the Operating Room Committee, medical Executive Committee and she is a Member-at-Large of the Morris County Medical Society Executive Board.
Dr. Catherine Mazzola published several peer reviewed articles, presented at many national neuroscience meetings and has received grants from the Children’s Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and The New Jersey State Cancer Commission. Dr. Mazzola has published many nationally recognized pediatric guidelines.
Dr. Mazzola has been continuously listed in Inside New Jersey “Top Docs” Magazines since 2015, and voted by parents to be a featured pediatric neurosurgeon in the New Jersey Family; essential source for NJ moms ‘The List of NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Docs.’ “We understand the stress involved in caring for a sick child, and we make certain your child receives the necessary therapies and interventions,” says Dr. Mazzola.
Dr. Catherine Mazzola has gone on neurosurgical missionary trips to Kenya and is currently planning a mission trip to Cebu, Philippines, for pediatric neurosurgery outreach. As a pediatric neurosurgeon her accomplishments shine through the individualized care she provides all of her patients; “Dr. Mazzola is wonderful and the staff is the best! Care is a big word to describe everyone in this practice.”
Dr. Mazzola grew up in Queens, NY and currently lives with her husband and five children in northern New Jersey.
- Sodium Fluorescein-Guided Gross Total Resection of Pediatric Exophytic Brainstem Glioma: 2-Dimensional Operative Video
- Neurosurgery Community Engagement: Lessons Learned
- Introduction. The importance of understanding the medicolegal climate in neurosurgery
- Gender differences in NIH grant funding in neurological surgery
- The utilization of sodium fluorescein in pediatric brain stem gliomas: a case report and review of the literature
- Treatment options and long-term outcomes in pediatric spinal cord vascular malformations: a case report and review of the literature
- Contract Negotiation for Neurosurgeons: A Practical Guide
- Contributions to the Neurosurgery Political Action Committee (NeurosurgeryPAC): A Historical Perspective
- Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guideline on Closure of Myelomeningocele Within 48 Hours to Decrease Infection Risk
- Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guideline on the Management of Patients With Myelomeningocele: Whether Prenatal or Postnatal Closure Affects Future Ambulatory Status
- The ABCs of Pediatric Head Trauma
- Critical care management of head trauma in children
- Revision surgery for chiari malformation decompression
- Efficacy of Neurosurgery Resident Education in the New Millennium
- Type A lmmunoglobulin Deficiency Presenting as a Mixed Polymicrobial Brain Abscess: Case Report
- Dermoid Inclusion Cysts and Early Spinal Cord Tethering After Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele
- Neurosurgeon and Student Perspective on the Current Medical Education in Neurosurgery
- Congress Quarterly – Protecting Your Online Identity
- Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines. Part 2: Management of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in premature infants
- Selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic diplegia secondary to stroke in an adult patient
- Neurosurgery and Telemedicine in the United States of America: Assessment of the Risks and Opportunities