John Caruso

John Caruso

Neurosurgeon at Parkway Brain and Spine

Meet John Caruso

Dr. John Caruso is a board certified neurosurgeon who has over 20 years of clinical private practice experience in most aspects of neurological surgery. He specializes in both minimally invasive spine surgery and complex spine surgery, as well as intracranial surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. He has recently opened a new practice called Parkway Brain and Spine in order to serve the individual needs and concerns of people needing a neurosurgical opinion, and is currently accepting new patients. Dr. Caruso has been a leader in the development of neurosurgical care delivery models, and is constantly working on improvements to these healthcare systems. He is interested in creating a center of excellence for neurosurgery in the quad-state region (Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia), which will serve patients seeking high quality healthcare with a compassionate, personal touch. Staying current with the latest medical breakthroughs and emerging surgical techniques, Dr. Caruso is able to provide the most effective surgical treatments, while minimizing risks.

Doctor Quote

"A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man - he must view the man is his world." - Harvey Cushing

Directions to our primary location in

Hagerstown, MD

How John Caruso Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Years in Practice

  • 20 Years


  • University of New Mexico Graduate School of Medicine, Neurosurgery, 1994-1996
  • Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Neurosurgery, 1991-1994
  • Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, General Surgery 1990-
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School MD, 1986-1990


  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoporosis / Spinal Fracture
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy / Leg Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spondylolisthesis


  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck / Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Accolades for John Caruso

Professional Distinctions

  • Founder and President, Parkway Brain and Spine, 2016
  • Founder and Managing Partner, Neuroscience and Spine Institute, 2005-2015
  • Director of Neurological Trauma and Spine, Meritus Medical Center
  • Ringside Physician, Maryland State Athletic Association
  • President, Parkway Surgical Center, 2006 - present
  • President, Maryland Society of Neurological Surgeons
  • "100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America," Beckers Spine 2011
  • "21 Smart Spine Surgeons with Gifted Business Mind's", Becker's Spine 2016

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • Patients' Choice Award, 2012 - 2013
  • Most Compassionate Doctor Award, 2011 - 2012
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Chi Beta Phi
  • Venerable Merit Scholar
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2016

Office Information for John Caruso

13 Western Maryland Parkway
Suite 106
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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Primary Location:

13 Western Maryland Parkway
Suite 106
Hagerstown, MD 21740


Monday: 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday: 8:00 -5:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 5:00
Friday: 8:00 -5:00

Visit the Parkway Brain and Spine Website

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Tricare
  • Maryland Physicians Care
  • Please see Website for Complete List

Profile last updated: September 20, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.