Dr. Rotoli is one of the most highly trained surgeons in the US for neurosurgical oncology and the radiosurgical treatment of tumors.

Giorgio J. Rotoli, DO


Treatments that were once thought impossible as little as 10 years ago are now being used routinely in patients. I work hard to stay on top of the latest developments in the field and find the best options for patients.


Dr. Rotoli is one of the most highly trained surgeons in the country for the surgical and radiosurgical treatment of brain and spine tumors. He completed his neurosurgical oncology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center, which is among the top 10 cancer centers nationally. In addition to neurosurgical oncology, he treats the full spectrum of adult neurosurgical conditions, including degenerative diseases of the spine, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, cranial and spinal trauma, hydrocephalus, and peripheral nerve disorders. He is also certified in both Cyber Knife and Gamma Knife therapy for the treatment of neurologic malignancies.
His philosophy is that a conservative approach to patient care should be employed first and surgical intervention should only be undertaken when all conservative treatment options have been exhausted. If surgery is indicated, he uses the latest technology to ensure the safety of his patients.

Biographical Highlights

Medical School
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Saint Barnabas Medical Center/Hackensack University Medical Center (Chief Resident)
Advanced Fellowship Training
Advanced fellowship training in neurosurgical oncology: Moffitt Cancer Center

Dr. Rotoli is dedicated to advancing neurosurgical knowledge among his colleagues and physicians in training. He teaches neurosurgical residents and medical students at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. His publications include multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals and he has presented his work at the American Association of Neurosurgeons annual meeting.

LECOM Excellence in Research Award, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine: 2011

  • Clara Maass Medical Center
  • Englewood Health
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Hudson Regional Hospital
  • Hudson Crossing Surgical Center
  • Holy Name Medical Center
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • The Valley Hospital
  • Vanguard Surgical Center
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Walter Dandy Society
  • The Pathogenesis of Chronic Subdural Hematoma: A study on the formation of Chronic Subdurals and Analysis of CT findings. N Jafari, DO, L Gesner, MD, J Koziol, MD, G Rotoli, DO, O Hubschmann, MD. World Neurosurgery, 2017 Nov;107:376-381. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2017.07.108. Epub 2017 Jul 25.
  • Catecholaminergic system innervates galanin-immunoreactive neurons in the human diencephalon Merchenthaler I, Rotoli G, Peroski M, Grignol G, Dudas B. Neuroscience. 2013 May 15;238:327-34. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.02.007. Epub 2013 Feb 13.
  • A putative morphological substrate of the catecholamine-influenced neuropeptide Y(NPY) release in the human hypothalamus. Ko L, Rotoli G, Grignol G, Hu W, Merchenthaler I, Dudas B. Neuropeptides. 2011 Jun;45(3):197-203. doi: 10.1016/j.npep.2011.02.001. Epub 2011 Mar 10.
  • Distribution and morphology of the catecholaminergic neural elements in the human hypothalamus. Dudas B, Baker M, Rotoli G, Grignol G, Bohn MC, Merchenthaler I. Neuroscience. 2010 Nov 24;171(1):187-95. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2010.08.050. Epub 2010 Aug 27.
  • Intimate associations between the neuropeptide Y system and the galaninimmunoreactive neurons in the human diencephalon. Merchenthaler I, Rotoli G, Grignol G, Dudas B. Neuroscience. 2010 Oct 27;170(3):839-45. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2010.07.003. Epub 2010 Aug 3.