• Dr. Patrick R. Pritchard earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and he is an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Pritchard completed a general surgery internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland after which he served a tour in the United States Navy as a general medical officer with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in Okinawa, Japan and with the United States Marine Corp Base, in Quantico, Virginia. Dr. Pritchard completed his neurosurgical residency in 2001 at the Albany Medical College under the mentorship of A. John Popp, M.D.
    Dr. Pritchard returned to active duty as a staff neurosurgeon at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and completed his military service in 2003.
    In 2004, he joined the faculty at UAB School of Medicine with practice concentration in treatment of complex spinal disorders. Dr. Pritchard maintains an active appointment as Associate Professor of Surgery at UAB and at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
    Dr. Pritchard has special interest in minimally invasive spinal techniques, spinal trauma and traumatic brain injury.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Inter-rater reliability of the modified Medical Research Council scale in patients with chronic incomplete spinal cord injuryJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  30:515-519. 2019
    2017 Patient Expectations and Preferences in the Spinal Surgery ClinicWorld Neurosurgery.  106:595-601. 2017
    2015 The nonsurgical nature of patients with subarachnoid or intraparenchymal hemorrhage associated with mild traumatic brain injuryJournal of Neurosurgery.  123:649-653. 2015
    2014 Surgical manifestations of thoracic arachnoid pathology: Series of 28 cases: Presented at the 2013 Joint Spine Section Meeting Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  20:30-40. 2014
    2013 Neurosurgical injuries resulting from the 2011 tornados in Alabama: The experience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical CenterJournal of Neurosurgery.  118:1356-1362. 2013
    2012 Treatment consent capacity in patients with traumatic brain injury across a range of injury severityNeurology.  78:1472-1478. 2012
    2011 Chemical priming for spinal cord injury: A review of the literature part II-potential therapeuticsChinese Journal of Dental Research.  27:1307-1316. 2011
    2011 Chemical priming for spinal cord injury: A review of the literature. Part I-factors involvedChinese Journal of Dental Research.  27:1297-1306. 2011
    2007 Anterior cervical approach for the treatment of cervical myelopathyNeurosurgery.  60. 2007
    2005 Bilateral Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy for the Treatment of Palmar Hyperhidrosis in the Active Duty PopulationMilitary Medicine.  170:1016-1018. 2005
    2005 Spontaneous thoracic spinal cord herniation: Three cases with long-term follow-upNeurosurgery.  57:1067. 2005
    1993 Blockade of GABA receptors in superior colliculus protects against focally evoked limbic motor seizuresProceedings of the Falk Foundation.  603:279-283. 1993

    Principal Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2017 - 2021
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Georgetown University 1993
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biology, Georgetown University 1989
  • National Naval Medical Center, Internship 1994
  • Albany Medical Center, Residency 2001
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2004
  • Full Name

  • Patrick Pritchard