J. Brad Bellotte, MD, is chief of neurosurgery at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa. He joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurosurgery as a clinical assistant professor in July of 2011. Dr. Bellotte is a leading expert in complex spine surgery, including minimally invasive surgeries.
He earned his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine, and completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Community Clinic Site
201 State Street
Erie, PA 16550
Specialized Areas of Interest
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Professional Organization Membership
Education & Training
- MD, West Virginia University, 1999
- Residency, Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, 2005
Honors & Awards
- Orthopedic Teaching Award, UPMC Hamot, 2011-12
Yu AK, Siegfried CM, Chew B, Hobbs J, Sabersky A, Jho DJ, Cook DJ, Bellotte JB, Whiting DM, Cheng BC. Biomechanics of Posterior Dynamic Fusion Systems in the Lumbar Spine: Implications For Stabilization with Improved Arthrodesis. J Spinal Disord Tech [Epub ahead of print], 2012.
Oh MY, Ortega J, Bellotte JB, Whiting DM, Aló K. Peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of occipital neuralgia and transformed migraine using a c1-2-3 subcutaneous paddle style electrode: a technical report. Neuromodulation 7(2):103-12, 2004.
Sekula RF Jr, Oh MY, Bellotte JB, Wilberger JE. Brachial plexopathy due to chondrolipoangioma. Case report and review of the literature. J Neurosurg 97(5):1226-8, 2002.
A complete list of Dr. Bellotte's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.
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Spinal Surgery at UPMC Hamot
Dr. Bellotte discusses the benefits of minimally invasive spinal surgery versus more traditional surgical options.