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James T. Maxwell,MD

Specialty: Neurosurgery
Languages: English
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Accepting Telemedicine Appointments
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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

Dr. Maxwell enjoys politics, gardening, fishing, Geva Theatre, and RPO concerts.


Dr. Maxwell is born and raised in Rochester, a graduate of McQuaid High School, attended Georgetown College in Washington, D.C. and medical school at Columbia University in New York. He has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

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
  • Neurological Surgery
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 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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Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna Healthcare
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan
  • BCBS Western NY (HealthNow)
  • Beacon Health (Value Options) Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Corvel (formerly CareIQ)
  • ElderONE
  • Emblem Health
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS)
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Niagara Business Works (Key Insurance)
  • Humana
  • Humana Medicare
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Benefits (RMSCO)
  • Magnacare
  • Martin 's Point (US Family Health Plan)
  • Medicare
  • MetraComp
  • Molina Healthcare Plans
  • Multi Plan
  • MVP Healthcare
  • NY Medicaid
  • OneCall Medical
  • Pomco
  • The Empire Plan (United HealthCare)
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Healthcare
  • Veterans Administration (VA)
  • Wellcare of NY / Today 's Option