Dr. Catherine Mazzola, MD

Dr. Catherine Mazzola, MD

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Neurosurgery  |  
Female  |  
50 y/o
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Dr. Catherine Mazzola, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Morristown, NJ. She is 50 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Read her story

NJ Pediatric Neurosurgical Associates - Hackensack

131 Madison Ave Ste 3

Morristown, NJ 07960
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Accepted insurance

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of New Jersey
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 91% of peers
Brain Disorders
normal
more than 73% of peers
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
normal
more than 72% of peers

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Dr. Mazzola's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mazzola "Dr. Catherine Mazzola is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. Dr. Mazzola 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 is the Chair of the Medicolegal Committee of CSNS and is a member of the Ethics Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Joint Guidelines Committee of the AANS/CNS. Her special interests include hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury and concussion, pediatric brain and spine tumors, 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. Dr. Mazzola published several peer reviewed articles and presented at many national neuroscience meetings. Dr. Mazzola is involved in mentorship, training and education of pre-medical undergraduates, medical school students, and residents. 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. 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 and she is a Member-at-Large of the Morris County Medical Society Executive Board. 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. Dr. Catherine Mazzola serves on the Bergen County Republican Organization County Committee and is a member of Most Blessed Sacrament, where she taught CCD for four years. Dr. Mazzola grew up in Queens, NY and currently lives with her husband and five children in northern New Jersey. She is the founder, President and CEO of four LLC's."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mazzola "Dr. Mazzola is a BOARD certified Pediatric and Adult Neurosurgeon who provides compassionate and individualized care to every patient. She is one of the few FEMALE neurosurgeons in the US. Dr. Mazzola was selected to be on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurosurgery. She has authored several neurosurgical articles and is very involved in community outreach."
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Plastic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acrocephalosyndactyly
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bracheal Plexus Birth Injuries
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cleft Lip
  • Concussion
  • Congenital Craniosynostosis Maternal Hyperthyroiditis
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Edwards Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lymphangioma
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Meningiomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Anomaly
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Endoscopy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Paracentesis
  • Shunts
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotaxis
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • College Of Mount St. Vincent
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • PAIENT'S CHOICE AWARD, 2010-2012
  • Honored by Spina Bifida Resource Management Network, September
  • NEW JERSEY TOP DOCTORS, 2012
Media & Publications
  • Injured Boy Laughs - and Family Cheers, 12-25-2006
  • Resolution of Chiari malformation after repair of a congenital thoracic myelomeningocele: case report and literature review, 2002
  • Chiari Decompression Revision, 2003
  • The ABC's of Pediatric Head Trauma, 2002
  • Medulloblastoma, 2003
  • You Tube Video Links, 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Hackensack University Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Mazzola is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Mazzola's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mazzola to family and friends
4.3
based on 19 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Mazzola Says:

Patient and family feedback is so important to us. If you or your family have any concerns, questions or issues...PLEASE call us immediately and ask for me! We are always trying to provide the best possible service and care for our patients! 973-326-9000

Dr. Mazzola's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Rockaway NJ |
I am so grateful to Dr Mazzola!! She diagnosed my daughter's condition at age 5, after I had taken her to many doctors and had many scans and the condition had been missed. When my daughter de-stabilized this year, Dr Mazzola was there for us and provided the guidance we so needed. I don't know what we would have done without her expertise and compassion.
in Hackensack, NJ |
One word AMZAING!!!!!!!
Short Hills, NJ |
I would definitely recommend Dr. Mazzola to a family member or friend. I trust her and have faith that she has the best interest for her patients health. Her and her staff go above an beyond for patients! When I hear about other people who have seen her they have nothing but nice things to say about her. When devastated parents hear that their child will have to have surgery, Dr. Mazzola is very informative and compassionate in helping them. She is a fantastic surgeon!
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Dr. Mazzola accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of New Jersey
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Mazzola has admitting privileges

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
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