Dr. Jacques Morcos, MD

Dr. Jacques Morcos, MD

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Dr. Jacques Morcos, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.Read his story

1095 NW 14th Ter Fl 2

Miami, FL 33136

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  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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more than 99% of peers
Meningiomas
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more than 99% of peers
Brain Surgery
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more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Morcos' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Morcos "Dr. Jacques Morcos is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon (ABNS). He is Professor and Co-Chairman in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Miami, with a joint appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology. He is Director of Cerebrovascular, Skull Base, Endoscopic, and Pituitary Surgery at the University of Miami. He is Division Chief of Cranial Neurosurgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Director of the Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Fellowship Program. He obtained his Medical Degree from the American University in Beirut, Lebanon in 1985, and then spent four years in England, including spending time as Registrar at the National Hospital for Neurological Diseases at Queen Square and Maida Vale in London. During this time, he won the Henry Arthur Dalziel Ferns Prize from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland, "for the most outstanding candidate in the worldwide Primary FRCS examinations for the year 1987/1988 among more than 1,400 candidates". He then moved to the USA and completed Neurosurgical Residency at the University of Minnesota from 1990 to 1994, where he won the Peyton Society Award, "for ranking 1st in the USA on the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) written exam of 1993". He then completed a six month Fellowship at the University of Florida under Dr Arthur Day in Cerebrovascular Surgery, and then a second Fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute (1994/1995) in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery under Dr Robert Spetzler. He joined the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Miami in 1995 where he has been ever since. His range of clinical expertise includes all skull base and complex brain tumors, endoscopic skull base surgery, and all aspects of cerebrovascular surgery including bypass surgery for complex aneurysms. Dr. Morcos is very active in organized and academic neurosurgery, nationally and internationally. He is Past Chair or Past President of the following organizations: the Joint AANS/CNS Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery, the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS), the Society of University Neurosurgeons (SUN) and the World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons (WALN). He is Chair of the Annual meeting of the AANS for 2018 and was voted as Director at Large on the Board of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) for 2018-2020. He is very involved in the WFNS (World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies) where he is Past Chair of the Cerebrovascular Committee and Past Continental Second Vice President representing North America. He was Scientific Chairman of the WFNS 14th World Congress of Neurological Surgery which was held in Boston in 2009. He is Past Chair of the International Outreach Committee of the AANS and Past member of the AANS Nominating Committee. Among his other commitments, he is member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, WFNS delegate of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, member of the Senior Society, the International Advisory Board of the Asian Oceanian Skull Base Society, and several other societies. He is a reviewer on several Editorial Boards, including "Journal of Neurosurgery", "Neurosurgery" and "World Neurosurgery". His most recent awards include being selected by US World and News Report (top 1% of US physicians, 2017), Patients' Choice Award (top 5% of US physicians, 2017) and International Who's Who of Professionals (2015). Dr. Morcos enjoys being involved in all educational aspects of cerebrovascular and skull base surgery, nationally and internationally. He is dedicated to teaching, and has led and participated in numerous courses and symposia over the years. He has been invited to give more than 500 national and international presentations, 70 Visiting Professorships/Guest Lectureships and has led numerous practical hands-on courses and symposia. He greatly enjoys trips with his family. His hobbies include alpine skiing, cycling, swimming, and traveling."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Morcos ""Patients don't care how much you know until they know how much you care". This is where my Philosophy of care starts.  No concern a patient has is too simple to deserve my full attention. The time spent explaining a disease process and its management is as important if not more important than the skill involved in its surgical treatment. I was given the unique privilege, through years of training and experience, to develop an expertise in treating the most challenging brain disorders. Patients are not data points. The sacred doctor-patient relationship never grows old on me, and is honestly a constant source of personal satisfaction. In an era where Healthcare has become an industry, to bureaucrats and politicians, I am very comfortable being stuck in my old fashioned Hippocratic ideals. The smile on a patient's face on a postoperative visit is simply worth every initial tense moment, every sacrifice. If you love what you do, it is not work. I have not worked a day in my life."
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3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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21  Procedures

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0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • American University Of Beirut
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • American University Of Beirut Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • The National Hospital For For Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, Uk
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Minnesota
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Florida / Shands Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Barrow Neuro Inst/St Josephs Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Henry Arthur Dalziel Ferns Prize, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1988
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2009
  • Zhao Zi-Zhen Resident Award, Minnesota Medical Foundation, 1994
  • Distinguished Guest, Asian-Oceanian Skull Base Society Meeting, 2006
  • Elected Member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, 2003
  • Peyton Society Award, ranking 1st in the U.S. on the American Board of Neurological Surgery written exam, 1993
  • Best Doctors in America, '07-'09
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Morcos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Morcos

4.8

Based on 56 reviews

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Dr Morcos is my Super hero in Dr world. Highly recommend to the highest degree. Dr Morcos successsfuully removed the entire acoustic neuroma tumor. Although I lost hearing in one ear with tiniutis remaining, which is the usual case, the positive is I am tumor free and on the road to recovery. Dr...Read More
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Dr Morcos, you have been my angel for over 18 years. You are the greatest neuro surgeon in the world. I am beyond grateful for everything you have done for me and I so happy to have you as my surgeon. I have so much trust in you and highly recommend your expertise to others. - Katia Peña
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Dr. Morcos is caring and takes all the time you need for questions and concerns. As the lead neuro operating room nurse in the hospital where I work, I was very confident with my referral to Dr. Morcos. The neurosurgeon that I work with said that Dr. Morcos is internationally recognized as a...Read More
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Doctor Jacques Morcos and his nonpareil team go beyond their medical field and treat their patients with respect, dignity and most importantly with love. Dr. Morcos is a character out of an old movie. He connects with patients, explains even the smallest details and will not leave the room until...Read More
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I recently had surgery with Dr. Morcos last month and I am so satisfied! Surgery went well and he cares so much about the patient even after the surgery! Best neurosurgeon out there! I highly recommend him!
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