James Thomas Maxwell,MD

Specialty: Neurosurgery
Languages: English
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About Me
Title(s) Chief of Neurosurgery at Rochester General Hospital; Neurosurgeon 
Clinical Programs & Specialties
  • Neurosurgery
Philosophy of Care

Always listen to the patient and direct care based on the patient's chief complaint. I avoid surgery unless necessary. 

Personal Interests

I enjoy politics, gardening, fishing, Geva Theatre, and RPO concerts.


Dr. Maxwell has been a member of the Medical and Dental Staff at Rochester General Hospital since 1981, and serves at the Division Head of Neurological Surgery at Rochester General Hospital. He earned his Medical Degree from Columbia University and completed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and a Fellowship at the Neurological Institute of New York (where he served as Chief Resident) and The National Hospital Queens Square. Dr. Maxwell is board certified and a member of the International College of Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He specializes in peripheral nerve and spine surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia and brain tumors.

Board Certifications
  • Neurosurgery
Education and Training
  • 7/1/77-6/30/81, Neurological Institute of New York
  • 7/75-6/77, University of Rochester
  • 1975, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surg
Locations and Directions
WNY Neurosurgery (Practice of Dr. Ahmed, Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Reid) Main Location Call the Office for Availability

1445 Portland Ave
Ste 304
Rochester, NY 14621
Driving Directions

Office Phone: (585)342-7170
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WNY Neurosurgery at Clifton Call the Office for Availability

2 Coulter
Ste 2605
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
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Office Phone: (585)342-7170
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Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna Healthcare
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan
  • CareIQ
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • ElderONE
  • Emblem Health
  • Empire Plan
  • Excellus BCBS
  • Fidelis Care of New York
  • Fidelis Medicare Plans
  • First Niagara Business Works
  • Health Republic
  • HealthNow Medicaid Plans
  • HealthNow NY
  • Humana
  • Humana Medicaid
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Benefits (formerly RMSCO)
  • Magnacare
  • Martin's Point - US Family Health Plan
  • Medicare
  • MetraComp
  • Multi Plan
  • MVP Healthcare
  • North American Administrators
  • NY Medicaid
  • OneCall Medical
  • Pomco
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options(Behavioral Health)
  • Wellcare of NY
  • YourCare Health Plan