Jacob Januszewski, DO

Brain and Spine Clinic
1601 S. Apollo Blvd., Ste. C
Melbourne, FL  32901
PH: (321) 327-7797
Website:  www.thebrainandspineclinic.com


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Dr. Januszewski is one of the few Minimally Invasive (MIS) Complex Spine Deformity surgeons in the country, specially trained by the current leader in this field and a chief of spine surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute in Arizona, Dr. Juan Uribe, MD. He is trained to perform complex spine reconstruction with minimally invasive techniques minimizing blood loss, length of hospital stay, and recovery time. Dr. Januszewski evaluates each patient’s spinal biomechanics and treats the spine with respect to maintaining its proper alignment and balance to avoid failure of fusion caused by iatrogenic flat back and adjacent segment disease. He is highly trained in revision surgery for flat back and iatrogenic spinal deformity and scoliosis and welcomes new patients who may have undiagnosed back problem related to their prior spine surgery.

Dr. Jacob Januszewski received his undergraduate degree in 2005 from Kalamazoo College with a major in Biology. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and completed his neurosurgical residency in 2016 at North Shore – LIJ University Hospital, Northwell Health System on Long Island, NY.

Dr. Januszewski is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and Society of Lateral Access Surgeons (SOLAS). He is also a member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS).


Professional Experience:


December, 2019-Present: Solo Practice. Brain and Spine Clinic, 1601 S. Apollo Blvd. Melbourne, FL. 32901. Neurosurgeon

January 2018-December 2019: The B.A.C.K. Center, Melbourne, FL. Neurosurgeon November-December, 2017: Academic Research and job relocation

June 2017-October 31, 2017: Orlando Neurosurgery, Attending Neurosurgeon



July 2019-current: EMBA, Expected graduation December 2020, Quantic School of Business and Technology


July 2016-June 2017: MIS Complex Spine Deformity Fellowship with Juan Uribe at the University of South Florida


July 2010-June 2016: Neurosurgery Residency, Hofstra North Shore – LIJ University Hospital at Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York.


July 2006- May 2010:             DO, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan


September 2001- June 2005: BA, Biology, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan



1997-2001:      HS Diploma, Valedictorian. Hamtramck High School, Hamtramck, Michigan



Licensure and Certification:

November 13, 2017:               AOBS Board Certified

March 13, 2017:                      Florida Medical License, expiration 3/31/2020 January 10, 2016 – January 31, 2018:                 NYS Medical License

July 2016 – June, 2016:                                  Florida training license



Professional Activities:

Journal Review


October 2016-Present:                        Ad Hoc Reviewer for SPINE


April 2018 – Present                           Ad Hoc Reviewer for World Neurosurgery


Editor/Editorial Board


October 2016 – Present:                      Associate Editor for the Journal of Spinal Studies and Surgery



Grant Funding:


2004: Recipient of Howard Hughes Medial Institute (HHMI) Research Grant 2002: Recipient of a McGregor Summer Research Fellowship




July 2016-July 2017:              Clinical research in spinal deformity and spine biomechanics with Juan Uribe


January 2014-2015:                Research Assistant at the North Shore-LIJ Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Center for Oncology and Cell Biology. Assisting Dr. Marc Symons with tumor angiogenesis and response to new pharmacological agents and radiation. Investigating role of steroids in vasogenic edema and response on radiation.


April 2007 – March 2008:      Research Assistant at Michigan State University, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Assisted Dr. Colleen Cosgrove Hegg in developing an in vitro model that would help to classify the subtypes of purinergic receptors involved in protective endogenous release of ATP, thought to occur in response to olfactory epithelial injury


September 26, 2005 - March 15, 2006:          Research Assistant at Wayne State University Medical School, Physiology Department. Assisted Steven DiCarlo with research on the cardiovascular system: studying arrhythmia development due to hormonal imbalances and the effects of ischemia on myocyte receptor proteins; studying cardioprotective roles of electrical stimulation of the median nerve - establishing scientific bases of acupuncture.


2001-2005:      Research assistant in cellular biology laboratory at Kalamazoo College. Investigating TACE (TNF alpha converting enzyme) as an alpha secretase in APP cleavage and the amino acid residues involved in the PKC-mediated activation and regulation of TACE activity; investigating iNOS activation on the levels of sAPP-alpha and sAPP-beta production; modelling ethanol neurotoxicity in vitro and attempting to uncover the molecular signalling pathways leading to caspase activation and apoptotic cell death of neurons grown in culture, including inhibition of TACE activity.


July-August, 2000:      Research apprenticeship at Wayne State University Department of Environmental Toxicology. Investigation of TNF-alpha and anti-Fas antibody induced apoptosis in normal prostate and preneoplastic human cells.





Dr. Januszewski has written many articles for books & journals.  Copies available upon request.



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Last Updated on August 28, 2019 by Erchonia