Dr. Omar Zalatimo, MD

Dr. Omar Zalatimo, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 36
Dr. Omar Zalatimo, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from PA STATE UNIV COLL OF MED in 2007 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

5051 Greenspring Ave Ste 200

Baltimore, MD 21209

Contact Information

(410) 601-4417

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Spinal Cord Stimulation
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more than 96% of peers
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more than 95% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
more than 76% of peers

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Dr. Zalatimo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zalatimo "Omar Zalatimo, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.A., F.A.A.N.S. is a CAST certified fellowship trained American Board of Neurological Surgery Board certified neurosurgeon. He completed his undergraduate education at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. He completed his neurosurgical residency and fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. While he was there, he also earned master's degrees in Public Health and Health Administration from Penn State University. During his tenure at Penn State, Dr. Zalatimo received a number of awards and commendations, including induction to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Mark J. Young International Health Policy Scholarship and the Highmark Blue Shield Fellowship Award for Academic Achievement. Dr. Zalatimo offers a personalized approach to the most advanced minimally invasive surgery for the brain and spine. He reserves surgical treatment as a last resort after thorough consideration of all appropriate non-surgical treatments. Dr. Zalatimo is board certified in neurosurgery and is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association. He has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts. His active clinical and research interests are in the treatment of simple and complex spinal problems, brain and spinal tumors, brain hemorrhages, Chiari malformations, adult hydrocephalus, epilepsy, pain, trigeminal neuralgia, spinal stimulation, spasticity, peripheral nerve disorders, deep brain stimulation and CyberKnife radiosurgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zalatimo "Surgical treatment should be reserved as a last resort after thorough consideration of all appropriate non-surgical treatments."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Dysfunction
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
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18  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Bucknell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Penn St Milton S Hershey Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Penn State Hershey Med Ctr
    Other Education | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Omar Zalatimo, MD
Dr. Zalatimo is a great doctor. He took time to explain everything to me and my family and my surgery went great. I am very thankful, my pain is gone and I am able to do normal things again!
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Baltimore, MD – Apr 04, 2017
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Dr. Zalatimo is very kind and takes time to listen to you. He never in rush and explains things in detail. He is a skilled neurosurgeon and I trust him with my life.
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KK in Baltimore, MD – Mar 27, 2017
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