Dr. John J. Moossy, MD

Dr. John J. Moossy, MD

Neurosurgeon at UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Meet Dr. John J. Moossy, MD

Dr. John Moossy is professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, director of the Center for Pain Management at UPMC, and chief of neurosurgery at Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Dr. Moossy practices general neurosurgery with a special interest in the surgical management of medically intractable pain. He received his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans and completed a surgical internship and neurosurgery residency at Duke University in Durham, N.C. He is board-certified in neurological surgery. Dr. Moossy’s publications include six book chapters and 11 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Spine, Journal of Neurosurgery, and Neurosurgery.

Dr. Moossy is a neurosurgeon with UPMC Department of Neurosurgery.

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Pittsburgh, PA

How Dr. John J. Moossy, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Degenerative Conditions
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniation
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Nerve Compression
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Neurofibroma
  • Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis


  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microlaminectomy
  • Pain Management
  • Traditional Surgery

What Patients are Saying About Dr. John J. Moossy, MD

  • Dr. Moossey was by far one of the most professional and knowledgeable doctors I have met in my over 12 year experiance with UPMC doctors. Not only that, I detected a genuine interest and empathy for my condition. If I were to grade him an A double plus would be it. I look foreward to seeing him once again farther down the road.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr Moossy has been my neurosurgeon for close to 25 years. He has operated on me 6 times. Most of these have been on my spine which have required long surgeries and recoveries. Having to deal with 6 different health conditions from UPMC Specialists, Dr. Moossy is the best one. He cares, has pleasant examining room manners, doesn't rush into surgery unless all else fails, is very empathetic to my circumstances and moreover is an excellent neurosurgeon. I am glad and fortunate to have such an outstanding health care provider to care for my spine. He is the best neurosurgeon that have performed 3 out of my 6 spine surgeries/fusions/implants. In hindsight, I wish that I could have found him sooner to do the first 3. To be candid, I really can't say that about the other 3-5 UPMC specialists. They just don't have the overall qualities of treatment that Dr. Moossy exemplifies.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr Moosey is the only Neurosurgon I trust. I was injured 13 years ago and have seen 4 surgeons in that time. I have been operated on by others. I was referred to Dr Mossey after a botched surgery where my dura was ruptured and spinal nerves were injured by another surgeon. Dr Mossey has done two surgeries for me now and he is the only doctor I trust to operate on me now. He actually listens to me, answers questions truthfully and I feel is always honest with me. I appreciate that.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr. Moossy shows genuine interest and care for my health condition. He is always helpful and shows great personal attention for my concerns.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr Moosey is fantastic. I've seen 4 neurosurgeons in the last twelve years since my original injury. he is the only one who takes the time to answer all of my questions, give me honest answers and who I completely trust to operate on me. I value his honesty, his knowledge and opinions. I will not go to anyone else!!!
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr. Moossy was/is a very professional person yet seems to be understanding and compassionate toward the needs of his patients. He is willing to work WITH me to come to a resolution that is acceptable for both of us. Also, his PA, Kathy is exceptional!!!! She is genuine in her concern for my medical conditions as well as my general well being. When I call for simple medication refills; I don't think I have ever waited longer than 20 minutes for her to call back.
    — UPMC Patient

Accolades for Dr. John J. Moossy, MD

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Medical Association
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • American Medical Association
  • Carroll F. Reynolds History of Medicine Society
  • Pennsylvania Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society
  • Section on Pain of the AANS/CNS
  • Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves of the AANS/CNS
  • Section on History of the AANS/CNS

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Dr. John J. Moossy, MD

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Primary Location:

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

UPMC Department of Neurosurgery's Website

Profile last updated: August 31, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.