LVHN names new chief of neurosurgery

Walter Jean, MD


Lehigh Valley Health Network has a new chief of neurosurgery.

LVHN has named Dr. Walter Jean, to the post. Jean is a board-certified neurosurgeon that the health network describes as known worldwide for his expertise in complex brain surgery.

He has nearly 20 years’ experience in both open and endoscopic skull base surgery and has a textbook, “Skull Base Surgery: Strategies,” which is used by neurosurgeons around the globe.

“I’m excited to join LVHN and continue to build on their solid foundation,” Jean said in a release. “I hope to take LVHN Neurosurgery to the next level with robust clinical activity, research and innovation as well as education.”

Jean comes to LVHN from George Washington University Hospital, where he was a professor of neurological surgery.

A native of Hong Kong, Jean attended Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and Cornell University Medical College, where he graduated at the top of his class and was elected Alpha Omega Alpha, a medical honor society.

He completed neurosurgical training at the University of Minnesota, and fellowship in Skull Base Surgery at the University of Cincinnati.

Jean’s academic credentials includes being program director at Georgetown University for 7 years.

Jean serves as reviewer for many high-impact journals such as the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, World Neurosurgery, Operative Neurosurgery, and Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B.

He is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the North American Skull Base Society and serves frequently as faculty at their national meetings.