Jordan Amadio, MD


Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine


  • BA, Princeton University, 2005
  • MBA, Harvard University, 2010
  • MD, Harvard University, 2010


Hometown: Cazenovia, New York

Areas of interest

  • Functional neurosurgery
  • Spine surgery
  • General neurosurgery  
  • Neurosurgical innovation and medical device development

Career Plans

  • Academic Neurosurgery 


  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Innovation Fellowship, 2017
  • US National Science Foundation/Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Fund Grant, 2016
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle Atlanta’s “40 Under 40” Leaders, 2014
  • American Medical Association Foundation - Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award, 2014
  • Council of State Neurosurgical Societies Socioeconomic Fellow, 2014
  • Harvard Alumni Association Graduate Student Lectureship, 2007
  • Harvard Medical School Louis Gilbert Fellowship, 2006
  • USA Today All-USA Academic Team, 2005
  • International Achievement Summit Honor Delegate, 2005
  • Spirit of Princeton Award, 2005
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2004
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Leonard Rieser Fellowship, 2004
  • Princeton University Kusaka Memorial Prize in Physics, 2004
  • Princeton University Taylor Prize in Physics, 2003


  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons 
  • Council of State Neurosurgical Societies 
  • North American Spine Society


  • Recreational athletics including hiking, biking, competitive running, and sailing.
  • Fluent in English and Italian. Working knowledge of French, Latin, and Medical Spanish.
  • Musical performance and composition.


  • Amadio JP, Willie JT. Minimally Invasive Evacuation of Chronic Subdural Hematoma in the ICU as a Safe and Cost-Effective Alternative to Burr Hole Surgery.
  • Amadio JP, Ahmad FU. Global Patent and Publication Activity as Markers of Innovation in Spine Surgery.
  • Karakis I, Amadio JP, et al. The Monro-Kellie Doctrine in Action: Posterior Reversible Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) Due to Intracranial Hypotension from Lumboperitoneal Shunt Placement.
  • Amadio JP, Ahmad FU. Evaluation of neurosurgical innovation using patent database (Letter). J Neurosurg. 2016. Jan 1:1-2.
  • Amadio JP, Oyesiku NM. The role of neurosurgery journals in evidence-based neurosurgical care. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. Apr 2015; 26(2):283-94.
  • Amadio JP. Neurosurgery Ethics: Perspectives from the Field, Circa 2015. Virtual Mentor. 2015 Jan;17(1):3-5.
  • Hariz M, Amadio JP. The New Era of Neuromodulation. Virtual Mentor. 2015 Jan 1;17(1):74-81.
  • Shweikeh F., Amadio JP, Arnell M, Barnard ZR, Kim TT, Johnson JP, Drazin D. Robotics and the Spine: a review of current and ongoing applications. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Mar; 36 (3): E10
  • Amadio J. Introducing Neurosurgery’s Journal Club. Neurosurgery. 2012 Nov; 71 (5):907-8.
  • Amadio JP, Boulis NM. Practical Considerations in the Ethics of Parkinsonian Deep Brain Stimulation. AJOB Neuroscience 2011, 2: 1, 24-26.

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