About Dr. Jenkins

ARTHUR L. JENKINS III, MD

Arthur L. Jenkins III, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and an expert in complex spinal neurosurgery. He left the full-time faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to found Jenkins NeuroSpine, because he believes that every patient deserves the best opportunity for recovery, and his patients benefit from a world-class medical practice that uses the latest in technology and evidence-based medicine techniques.

“I love asking patients the right questions so that we can find the right answers for them,” Dr. Jenkins says. “Because I have experience with so many procedures and techniques as an academic researcher, I can tailor a treatment plan that is specific to your unique situation.”

ARTHUR L. JENKINS III, MD

Training

  • College – University of Pennsylvania, BA Biochemistry
  • Med – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Internship – NYU Medical Center, General Surgery
  • Residency – Mount Sinai Department of Neurosurgery
  • Fellowship – Brigham & Women’s Complex Spinal Surgery

Additional Training

  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Practice

  • Faculty (Assistant and then Associate Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery), Mount Sinai (Icahn School of Medicine). 2001-2017
  • Private Practice: Jenkins NeuroSpine 2018-Present

On Every Relevant “Top Doctor” List

  • Castle Connolly

    • Top Doc in Metro NY
    • Top Doc in America
    • Top Doc for Cancer
  • New York Magazine
  • Vitals
  • SuperDoctors

One of the exclusive doctors for the NYPD Honorary Surgeons Program.

THE spine surgeon other spine surgeons call when they need help.

On call for the NY Jets for more than a decade.

Researching rare conditions few surgeons know about including:

  • Bertolotti’s syndrome
  • Thoracic disk herniations
  • Spinal fluid leaks and fistulas
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Cranio-Cervical Instability
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility
  • Sympathetic Dysfunction from spinal instability
Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital

Innovation/Research/Patents

Innovation is the key to improvement in outcomes for our patients. It starts with a focus on finding a solution for each patient. But when new patterns develop – those not yet recognized by others in organized medicine – that’s when research begins! You need good data, good ideas, a sense that we can do better than what’s always been done.

In addition to his existing cranial, spinal, and peripheral nerve neurosurgery background, Dr. Jenkins underwent additional training, adding minimally invasive techniques including:

  • Tubular microsurgery
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Radiosurgery

He embraced and researched new technology and techniques including spinal cord injury uses for stem cells, and other types of cellular, radiation, and implant treatment options.

Dr. Jenkins developed a clinical research program to improve many different aspects of spinal care, including spinal trauma, tumors, fusions, artificial disks, endoscopic surgery, pain management, injury prevention, and more.

When it came time to move from academic to private practice, Dr. Jenkins continued his research, creating a unique private research program and founding a not-for-profit, Greenwich Neurological Institute, that worked to help fund the various aspects of our interests in philanthropy and improvements in education, treatment, and care.

When these treatments completely changed the technology of spinal care, our team applied for patents. Jenkins NeuroSpine has been granted U.S. and international patents in several areas, with patents pending for many others.

Dr. Jenkins is changing the game for patients whose spinal injuries could have been prevented. Our team makes routine spine surgeries more precise and more efficient, getting patients back to their lives sooner.

An Educator and Mentor

Dr. Jenkins believes that knowledge that is not passed on is wasted, and so he has had a long tradition of mentorship in his practice, whether it be to those in his field, or those who wish to join the field of medicine in different capacities. His mentorship has included:
  • Current faculty and other research collaborators
  • Residents (current and past)
  • Medical students
  • College students thinking about medical school
  • High school students thinking about health careers
  • Other basic science researchers

These educational endeavors include teaching courses and giving grand rounds talks, as well as webinars for physicians.

His educational activities also seek to help patients and concerned family/friends to understand spinal conditions better, and he regularly provides webinars, talks, YouTube videos, and blogs, as well as media reporting on his activities geared for non-medical viewers.

His talks and videos have been viewed more than 10,000 times.

Medical Society Involvement

Dr. Jenkins understands that our work doesn’t exist in a vacuum and society in many ways doesn’t understand how medicine works. When the laws change it can affect the quality of patient care for better or for worse.

Current Appointments

AFFILIATIONS

Mount Sinai Hospital
NYPD
The American Board of Neurological Surgery