Alumni Perspective - Jonathan Stone, MD, MSe
Jonathan J. Stone, MD, MSe, is not new to the upstate New York region, having received his Doctor of Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2010, and having completed his Neurosurgery residency at the University of Rochester.
As a resident, Jon demonstrated a penchant for the full range of cranial and spinal procedures as well as open and endovascular surgery. He also developed a passion for translational technology innovation beginning with the identification of a medical problem, developing an understanding of the root cause, envisioning device focused solutions, prototyping medical devices and bringing them to market.
His interest in biomedical engineering and medical device development led to a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. His research interests led to peer reviewed publications addressing the surgical management of traumatic brain injury, carotid stenosis, trigeminal neuralgia and hydrocephalus and led him to develop a novel method of internal CSF diversion. Later in residency, Jon worked within the university’s Center for Medical Technology Innovation (CTI), focusing his work on surgical simulation and 3-D printing of replicated organs, using hydrogels casted in anatomically correct 3D printed molds. His innovative work in 3-D printing and surgical simulation as tools to advance resident education resulted in numerous peer reviewed publications and national platform presentations.
Following residency Dr. Stone entered the Peripheral Nerve Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic under the direction of Dr. Robert Spinner the Chair of Neurosurgery and an internationally recognized peripheral nerve surgeon.
Returning to Rochester in August, 2018, Dr. Stone has already established a busy practice of complex peripheral nerve surgery including repair of traumatic injury, resection of benign and malignant nerve tumors, in addition to a busy practice of general Neurosurgery. His vision of developing a multi – disciplinary peripheral nerve program in collaboration with Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery is already taking shape. His vision of advancing 3 – D printing and surgical simulation as a tool not only to educate Neurosurgery residents but as a vehicle to simulate novel surgical approaches tailored to individual patients is taking shape in the form of a large laboratory outfitted with a state of the art 3-D printer and technical staff.
It is a pleasure to welcome Jon Stone, his wife Lindsey and his children Judah and Levi to the University of Rochester Neurosurgery family.