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Muhammad Janjua, MD

"I care about how my patients holistically perceive their acute and chronic neurological ailments. I do my best to practice a systemic approach to offer the best possible care and timely recovery for my patients’ brain and spinal pathologies. I am honored to be part of the Mercyhealth team of dedicated physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff."


Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery


Medical School
King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan
General Surgery and Neurosurgery: Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Neurosurgery Skull Base: Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, Little Rock
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery: Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery; UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
  • Neurosurgery Complex Spine: NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York
  • Neurosurgery Complex Spine: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Neurosurgery Pediatric Spine: Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia

Additional areas of special interest include:

  • Head and spinal trauma
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar degenerative spinal disease
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Complex cervical and thoracolumbar spinal deformities
  • Chiari malformations
  • Pediatric craniocervical anomalies
  • Adolescent and juvenile spinal scoliosis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Endoscopic skull base surgeries


Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside

8201 E. Riverside Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61114

Mercyhealth Physician Clinic–Riverside

8201 E. Riverside Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61114

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Dr. Janjua is a distinguished fellow member of the advisory committees for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the North American Spine Society (NASS), and the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). He is a reviewer of esteemed neurological journals, a presenter of 100 abstracts at major national meetings, and coauthor of textbooks.

Dr. Janjua is actively involved in conducting clinical outcome brain and spinal research. He has been part of different collaborative efforts at various neurological institutions in the country. He has studied the role of potassium channel openers in ischemic preconditioning as part of his basic science interests.

A detailed list of his research publications can be found at

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