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Main Line HealthCare welcomes Neurosurgeon, Peter D. Le Roux, MD, FACS

Lankenau Medical Center April 1, 2013 News Releases

Main Line HealthCare and Scott A. Rushton, MD are pleased to welcome Peter D. Le Roux, MD, FACS to the Brain and Spine Center at Lankenau Medical Center, where he will be co-director with Dr. Rushton. Dr. Le Roux specializes in microneurosurgery and has a clinical interest in spinal disorders, brain tumors, cerebral vascular disease, and head injury/concussion.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and is moving from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he was a tenured Associate Professor in Neurosurgery. Dr. Le Roux earned his medical degree and doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Washington in Seattle that included training at Atkinson Morley Hospital in London, England and research at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France.

Dr. Le Roux has been recognized with the Young Neurosurgeon Award from the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, the Charles A. Elsberg Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and is listed in US News and World Report’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in the World, and America’s Top Surgeons. He has a longstanding record in translational research in brain resuscitation and recovery, and is an internationally known expert in subarachnoid hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury management, and neurocritical care. Dr. Le Roux has performed research on robot-assisted microsurgery with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA. He is a published author of over 170 peer-reviewed manuscripts in scientific journals, is the editor of two textbooks, Management of Cerebral Aneurysms, and Monitoring in Neurocritical Care and has written the traumatic brain injury guidelines for Emergency Neurological Life Support and for the International Olympic Committee. Dr. Le Roux is on staff at the Main Line Health Hospitals; Lankenau Medical Center and Bryn Mawr, Paoli, and Riddle Hospitals. Dr. Le Roux speaks Dutch and French, and is available as a speaker for community events.

Main Line HealthCare Brain and Spine Center at Lankenau Medical Center is conveniently located in Suite 370 of the Medical Science Building, 100 East Lancaster Avenue in Wynnewood. Dr. Le Roux accepts most insurances, including HMOs and PPOs. For an appointment, call 610.642.3005.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.

About Main Line HealthCare

Main Line HealthCare, the employed multi-specialty physician network of Main Line Health, includes nearly 400 community and hospital-based physicians spanning over 30 clinical specialties and subspecialties.


Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
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