Julie Pilitsis, M.D., is a Board-Certified neurosurgeon at Marcus Neuroscience Institute, established at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, part of Baptist Health. Dr. Pilitsis specializes in functional neurosurgery, Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, spasticity and chronic pain.

Prior to joining Marcus Neuroscience Institute in 2022, Dr. Pilitsis was division chief of Functional Neurosurgery and chair and professor of the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. She is currently the vice president for medical affairs and the dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University.

She is one of only three neurosurgeons to serve as dean and the first to do so outside an institution where they were previously chair. She is also the first ever female neurosurgeon dean. She has held multiple national leadership roles and is a member of many professional neurosurgery organizations, including the North American Neuromodulation Society, where she is president elect and the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, where she serves as chair-elect.

Dr. Pilitsis’ care philosophy is based on the holistic care of patients. She believes it is important to consider not just their medical needs but also their psychological and social needs.

When she is not treating patients, Dr. Pilitsis enjoys travel, reading and yoga.


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    A neurosurgeon is a surgeon who specializes in the brain and neurological system. They diagnose and treat disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system. They work closely with neurologists and other medical professionals to provide the best medical care possible to their patients. Some neurosurgeons also specialize in other areas or in specific health problems, diseases, or disorders.

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