UPMC Physician Resources
Benjamin Zussman, MD
Benjamin M. Zussman, MD studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College where he was managing editor of the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience Journal, co-founder and president of the Neurosurgery Student Interest Group, and a teaching assistant in neuroanatomy. At Jefferson he was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society and the Hobart Amory Hare Medical Honor Society, and he received the annual senior Student Clinical Research Award.
Under the mentorship of Joseph Maroon, MD, he established the University of Pittsburgh Microneurosurgery Training & Research Laboratory within the Walter Copeland Laboratory. Ongoing efforts include deliberate microsurgical practice utilizing bench, cadaver, and live animal models, and retrospective analysis of videotaped longitudinal performance using quantitative assessment tools.
Within UPMC, Dr. Zussman is the resident member of an interdisciplinary committee working with the UPMC Technology Development Center to create a Team Rounding and Communication (TRAC) physician sign-out mobile application. He is a member of the Compensation and Benefits Subcommittee of the Graduate Medical Education Committee.
Dr. Zussman served as a 2015-2016 Socioeconomic Fellow of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS).
He was raised in Wilmington, Del., graduated from Haverford College, and lives with his wife and four children.
Dr. Zussman’s publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed database.