Dr. George James Counelis MD Neurosurgeon

Dr. George Counelis is a neurosurgeon in Brentwood, California and is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 19 years. He is one of 6 doctors at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek who specialize in Neurological Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurosurgeon: Brain & Spinal Tumor, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery, Neurotrauma, Pituitary Surgery

Clinical Interests: Brain Neoplasms

Hospital Affiliation

John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek
High performing in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1998–2004

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Fellowship, Complex Spine Surgery, 2003–2003

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Internship, General Surgery Preliminary Year, 1997–1998

Tufts University School of Medicine
Class of 1995

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Chief Residency, Neurological Surgery, 2003–2004

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Certified 1 years in Neurological Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Member, AOA - Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Publications & Presentations

The protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP-2 is required for EGFRvIII oncogenic transformation in human glioblastoma cells.
Zhan, Y., Counelis, G.J., O'Rourke, D.M.

Constitutive EGFR signaling confers a motile phenotype to neural stem cells.
Boockvar, J.A., Kapitonov, D., Kapoor, G., Schouten, J., Counelis, G.J., Bogler, O., Snyder, E.Y., McIntosh, T.K., O'Rourke, D.M.

Bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation for advanced PD: correlation of intraoperative MER and postoperative MRI with neuropathological findings.
Counelis, G.J., Simuni, T., Forman, M.S., Jaggi, J.L., Trojanowski, J.Q., Baltuch, G.H.

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