Albin John, MD

  • PGY-1 Resident

Albin A. John, MD MBA, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency program in July 2023 after graduating from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University.

Prior to residency, Dr. John performed clinical and translational research in various fields including neurology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, burn and neurosurgery. He has conducted clinical neurosurgical research on topics ranging from optogenetics to spinal hardware, operative techniques and advanced imaging for Chiari patients. Additionally he is co-editor of the textbook COVID-19 in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.

Dr. John was born and raised in Singapore. After immigrating to the United States, he spent his formative years in Houston, Texas. Outside of neurosurgery, he enjoys sports, cooking, salsa dancing, and spending time with family and friends. 

Specialized Areas of Interest

Complex spine; spine oncology; hardware and medical devices; entrepreneurship.

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Education & Training

  • BA, Neuroscience, Duke University, 2018
  • MBA, Rawls College of Business, 2020
  • MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2023

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Zeta Texas Chapter, 2022
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Rawls College of Business, 2019
  • Distinction in Neuroscience, Duke University, 2018