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Published on July 20, 2020

G. Michael Lemole, Jr., MD, FACS, Nationally Recognized Neurosurgeon, Joins Medical Staff of Abington – Jefferson Health

G. Michael Lemole, Jr., MD, FACS

ABINGTON, PA (July 20, 2020) – Abington – Jefferson Health is pleased to welcome G. Michael Lemole, Jr., MD, FACS, a nationally recognized leader in the field of neuro-oncology and skull based surgery, to the medical staff of Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health. In his new role, he will serve as director of the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience at Abington – Jefferson Health. Additionally, he will assume the role of professor and vice chair, Department of Neurological Surgery for Thomas Jefferson University.

Board certified in neurological surgery, Lemole brings nearly 20 years of neurosurgical experience to Abington – Jefferson Health. Before accepting his new role, he served as chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the elected chief of staff for the University of Arizona’s Medical Campus.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Lemole join our neurosurgical team,” says Gerard M. Cleary, DO, chief medical officer, chief of staff and senior vice president, Abington – Jefferson Health. “His extensive experience in complex cranial surgery, skull based surgery, cerebrovascular surgery, radiosurgery and MI endonasal approaches adds great value to our organization and allows us to provide the highest level of care to our patients.”

Lemole earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, where he completed enfolded fellowships in complex spinal surgery and cerebrovascular/skull based surgery. Lemole then pursued international training in Austria after being awarded the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Cushing Clinical Fellowship.

Throughout his career, Lemole has earned numerous awards, including America’s Top Surgeons honor from Consumers’ Research Council of America, Congressional Citation from the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (for services to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords), Best Doctors in America, Physician of the Year and UMC Trauma Team Merit Award.

Lemole has presented at many national and international meetings and has been published widely about his work in neurosurgery. Presently, Lemole is a member of the Society of Neurological Neurosurgeons (Senior Society).

Lemole resides in Lower Gwynedd, PA with his wife and children.


About Abington – Jefferson Health

Abington – Jefferson Health encompasses Abington Hospital in Abington, Abington – Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township and seven convenient outpatient facilities located in Blue Bell, Elkins Park, Horsham, Lower Gwynedd, Montgomeryville, Warminster and Willow Grove. More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Hospital and Abington – Lansdale Hospital. Abington – Jefferson Health is part of Jefferson Health and Jefferson, an organization dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of health care.

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