Thomas G. Rodenhouse, M.D.

Thomas G. Rodenhouse, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 670
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 473-7560
Fax: (585) 473-2668

Professional Bio

Following his undergraduate education at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY, Dr. Thomas Rodenhouse completed his medical school training at the University of Louvain in Belgium. He completed one year of a rotating internship at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada and one year of general surgery residency at Highland Hospital before entering the neurosurgery residency program at the University of Rochester. While at the University of Rochester, Dr. Rodenhouse trained under Drs. Frank Smith and Joseph McDonald and then entered the private practice of general neurosurgery here in Rochester in 1973.

Dr. Rodenhouse came on the faculty of the University of Rochester Department of Neurosurgery in 1999 and currently serves as Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery. In addition to his practice of general neurosurgery, Dr. Rodenhouse is a devoted teacher. He actively participates in resident education in the operating room and the resident clinic and has been the recipient of the Joseph V. McDonald Excellence in Teaching Award in the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Rodenhouse has been active in the Neurosurgical Society of America and served as its Vice Present from 2007-2009. Dr. Rodenhouse's clinical interests cover the broad range of spinal disorders and spine trauma, cerebrovascular disease and brain tumors.

Awards & Honors (National)

Vice President | Neurosurgical Society of America 2008 - 2009
Vice President | Neurosurgical Society of America 2007 - 2008

Awards & Honors (Local)

2013 Joseph V. McDonald Excellence in Teaching Award 2013
2008 Joseph V. McDonald Excellence in Teaching Award | Department of Neurosurgery Resident Staff | URMC; Rochester, NY 2008

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 6 available »

Kimmell, KT; Petraglia, AL; Bakos, R; Rodenhouse, T; Maurer, PK; Pilcher, WH. "The History of Neurosurgery at the University of Rochester". Journal of Neurosurgery. 2014; 121(4): 989-994.
2004 Feb
Hiwatashi A, Danielson B, Moritani T, Bakos RS, Rodenhause TG, Pilcher WH, Westesson PL. "Axial loading during MR imaging can influence treatment decision for symptomatic spinal stenosis." AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 2004 Feb; 25(2):170-4.
2002 Jan
Raffo S, Rubio A, Rodenhouse TG, Patel U, Bonfigilo T, Powers JM. "September 2001: 51-year-old man with seizures since childhood." Brain pathology. 2002 Jan; 12(1):137-9.
1996 Jun
Ireland PD, Mickelsen D, Rodenhouse TG, Bakos RS, Goldstein B. "Evaluation of the autonomic cardiovascular response in Arnold-Chiari deformities and cough syncope syndrome." Archives of neurology. 1996 Jun; 53(6):526-31.
1992 Sep
Boynton JR, Searl SS, Ferry AP, Kaltreider SA, Rodenhouse TG. "Primary nonkeratinized epithelial ('conjunctival') orbital cysts." Archives of ophthalmology. 1992 Sep; 110(9):1238-42.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD) - Primary


Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD | Medicine | University of Louvain1968
BS | Arts & Sciences | LeMoyne College1962

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Neurosurgery at University of Rochester Medical Center1973
Internship in General Surgery at Highland Hospital of Rochester1969
Internship at Winnepeg General Hospital1969