Dr. John German, MD

Dr. John German, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. John German, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery.

47 New Scotland Ave

Albany, NY 12208

Contact Information

(518) 262-5088

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Brain Surgery
more than 82% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
more than 81% of peers
Broken Neck
more than 80% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

58  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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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24  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine-Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • State University Of New York (SUNY) At Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine-Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Iniversity Of Tennessee-Medical College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. John German, MD
I was very pleased with the entire process from beginning through post op follow up with Doctor German and his staff. The surgery went well with minimum hospital stay. I am in my third week of recovery and back to work on a part time basis. My leg pain and foot numbness has been erratic acted....Read More
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Joseph Siniski in Glenmont, NY – Mar 14, 2018
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When I needed emergency surgery he took great care of me, checked in on me postop & during my hospital stay. My first time ever needing surgery, he made sure I understood everything involved. Most definitely would highly recommend him.
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J. Brewer in Schenectady, NY – Sep 01, 2017
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When he did my back surgery he glued my back instead of using stitches like most doctors and it left me disfigured. He never checked on me after surgery. I would never recommend him or ever go back to this doctor. I have had many back surgeries but only 1 done by him.
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May 25, 2017
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Had my first appointment scheduled after 3 weeks of waiting,appointment was at 930,I was told to get there 20 minutes early.so I did,I was called into the exam room and waited there for over an hour without anyone acknowledging I was here.I left after 1 hour 10 minutes of waiting.......don't waste...Read More
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Don in Latham ny – Feb 14, 2017
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I have a rare genetic disorder. I met Dr. German in 2008 after my primary care provider had completed an MRI for my complaints of shoulder pain and headaches That test revealed I has a large tumor located in the left hemisphere of my brain. The confidence I experienced at the very first appointment...Read More
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Tammy Hall in Catskill, NY – Apr 13, 2016
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