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Neurological Surgeon, Surgical Specialist
30 years of experience
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Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (3)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph Madsen is Excellent. Dr. Madsen has been reviewed by 11 patients who have provided 3 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
Promptness 4.5
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 4.8
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Joseph Madsen, MD is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 15 areas:
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage (Bleeding In The Brain)
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education & Awards

Dr. Madsen graduated from Harvard University , Boston. He has 12 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Academy Award (Best Resident Research Paper), American Academy of Neurological Surgeons. 1987
Elsberg Fellowship in Neurological Surgery, New York Academy of Medicine , 1990-1991
Academy Award (Best Resident Research Paper), American Academy of Neurological Surgeons , 1987
Boston Magazine Top Doctors 2011 , December 2011
Elsberg Fellowship in Neurological Surgery, New York Academy of Medicine. 1990-1991
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2012, 2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Madsen has 14 hospital affiliations:

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital 
  • Massachusetts General Hospital 

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Additional Information
Dr. Joseph Russell Madsen MD is a male Neurosurgeon, has 30 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery.
Where does Dr. Joseph R. Madsen practice?
Dr. Joseph Madsen has 2 office locations.
Dr. Joseph Madsen practices Neurological Surgery near Boston, MA.
Additional practice locations include: Londonderry, NH.
See Boston Neurological Surgeons.