New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute
Catherine Mazzola, MD
Specialty: Pediatric Neurosurgery
Home to the largest group of board-certified and board-eligible pediatric neurosurgeons in the state, the New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute (NJPNI) provides comprehensive, patient-centered care for patients and their families.
The practice specializes in treating children with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, brain tumors and other birth defects and neurological conditions. “Our practice is very family-centered, and we make the evaluation and treatment process for each child as stress-free as possible,” says Dr. Catherine Mazzola, a board certified pediatric neurosurgeon and mother of five.
The NJPNI neurosurgeons provide services at most major pediatric hospitals in the state, including Morristown, Saint Barnabas, Newark Beth Israel and Hackensack University Medical Centers. They’re all actively involved in clinical research and have published numerous journal articles. “We strongly believe in evidence-based medicine,” she says. “We’re very proud of the quality of care we provide to our patients.”
The doctors make themselves available at night and on weekends for emergency office visits and consultations, and participate in many insurance plans. With the help of a compassionate team of nurse practitioners, they provide a comprehensive array of both surgical and nonsurgical therapeutic options to improve each child’s health and quality of life.
“We understand the stress involved in caring for a sick child, and we make certain each child receives the necessary therapies and interventions,” says Dr. Mazzola, who was the first pediatric neurosurgeon in New Jersey to launch multidisciplinary programs in the areas of spasticity, cerebral palsy, craniofacial disorders and pediatric brain tumors. All of the doctors were trained in US-based pediatric neurosurgical fellowship programs.
Catherine Mazzola, MD
“Dr. Mazzola is excellent with children. She takes out the time to listen to every concern I have regarding my daughter. Dr. Mazzola saved my daughter’s life. I’ll be forever grateful.” ~Erika, Hoboken
“Dr. Mazzola really cares about her patients and goes above and beyond for them. Her bedside manner is the best. You can see and feel the difference with her compared to other doctors. ” ~Laura, Oakland