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Luigi Bassani, MD
Assistant Professor
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Dr. Luigi Bassani joined the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Rutgers Neurological Institute of New Jersey at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in August 2014. Dr. Bassani is a native New Yorker, born in Flushing, NY and raised on Long Island. He received his BA from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, graduating cum laude in 2000. He went on to attend Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2006. Dr. Bassani went on to complete his General Surgery internship at New York University Medical Center and his Neurological Surgery residency at New York University Langone Medical Center. After completing his training, Dr. Bassani pursued further subspecialty training in the field of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Primary Children’s Hospital through the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. He now joins the NINJ as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery.


Dr. Bassani specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of pediatric brain and spinal disorders, including hydrocephalus, craniosynosthosis, spasticity, spinal dysraphisms, epilepsy and vascular malformations. While practicing a broad range of pediatric neurosurgery, his subspecialty interests lie in the realms of congenital cervical spine anomalies and pediatric brain tumors, mirroring the extensive clinical training in spinal disorders and brain tumors he obtained at Primary Children’s Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bassani has published multiple articles and chapters on epilepsy treatment, cervical spine techniques and treatment of hydrocephalus.


Dr. Bassani is committed to providing outstanding care and expertise to his pediatric patients and their families. He is on staff at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and University Hospital.