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John Vaccaro, MD, FAAN
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  • Neurology
  • Neurosciences
Accepting new patients


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123 Highland Avenue Neurology

123 Highland Avenue
Suite 301
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Aphasia
  • Bell's palsy
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • CT scan
  • Caratoid ultrasound
  • Cerebral vascular accident
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cognitive testing
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Dementia
  • EEG
  • EMG
  • Electroencephalograph testing
  • Electromyography
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential tremor
  • Facial muscle weakness
  • Headache
  • Loss of coordination
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Loss of spontaneous activity
  • Lou Gehrig's Disease
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Multifocal motor neuropathy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • NCV
  • Nerve conduction velocity
  • Nerve disease
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • PET scan
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Seizure
  • Spinal cord disease
  • Stroke
  • Tremor
  • Trigger point injection

Accepted Insurances

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  • Aetna Medicare PrimeAetna Signature Administrators
  • HMO
  • Meritain
  • Open Access
  • POS
  • AHS - SMG is Tier 1
  • APCN - Aetna Premier Choice Network
  • Axcel Choice POS II
  • Axcel Open Access
  • Choice POS II
  • EPO Select
  • HNO - Health Network Option
  • Liberty - SMG is Tier 1
  • Medicare Advantage - HMO, PPO
  • Choice
  • PPO
  • Signature PPO
  • Assure Premier Plus
  • EPO
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • Open Access
  • Open Access Plus
  • Local Value
  • Tiered Advantage
  • Advantage
  • HMO Plus
  • POS Plus
  • Regional Preferred
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Horizon BCBS NJ
  • Empire/Anthem BCBS PPO
  • Federal Program
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Out-of-State BCBS PPO Blue Card
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • Open Access
  • Cigna Health Plan (CHP)
  • Choice Fund
  • Indemnity
  • International
  • Open Access Plus
CHN - Consumer Health Network
Clover Medicare Advantage
  • All Plans
Coventry Health Plans
First Health
  • All Plans with First Health Logo
Humana Medicare Advantage
  • PPO
  • Traditional Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Medicare Advantage PPO
  • All plans PPO
  • Multiplan/PHCS logo on card - PPO
Oxford Healthplan
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • OSCAR NJ Individual and Family Plan
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • PPO
  • EPO
  • Community Care Network
  • Emblem Health (with Qualcare logo)
  • HIP Prime (with Qualcare logo)
  • Traditional Plan
United Healthcare
  • AARP Medicare Complete - HMO, PPOChoice
  • Choice Plus
  • HMO
  • Navigate - EPO, HMO, POS
  • PPO

Training and Education

Board Certification

  • Adult Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Academy of Neurology (FAAN)

Medical School

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA


  • Biology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY


  • Internal Medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, Nassau, NY


  • Adult Neurology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY


  • Neuromuscular, Electromyography, and Movement Disorders, Wake Forest University Bowman Gray / Baptist Hospital, Winston - Salem, NC

About Me

John J. Vaccaro, MD, FAAN specializes in disorders of the brain, including stroke, headache, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s dementia, and epilepsy. Dr. Vaccaro also has expertise in disorders of the peripheral nervous system, including neuromuscular disorders, peripheral neuropathy, and neck / low back pain. He specializes in electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction velocity (NCV) testing, and Botox.

In addition to his position at Summit Health, Dr. Vaccaro is Chief of Neurology at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey. He has practiced with Neurological Consultants, PA, since 1997. Dr. Vaccaro is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, Neurological Association of New Jersey, and American Medical Association.

Dr. Vaccaro says, "I became a neurologist because I found the nervous system fascinating. For example," he says, "although the brain comprises only 2% of body weight, it uses 20% of the energy of the body." Dr. Vaccaro is committed to building professional relationships with his patients that are based on personalized, high quality care.

Dr. Vaccaro has been featured in New Jersey Monthly “Top Doctor” listings.

When he is not working with his patients, Dr. Vaccaro enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 children, and the family Labrador retriever. He also enjoys jogging, exercising, reading, watching sports, and going to the theater.


Hospital Affiliations

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • HUMC Mountainside

Awards and Honors

  • Top Doctors 2020
  • Top Doctors 2018
  • Top Doctors 2017
  • Top Doctors 2016
  • Top Doctors 2015
  • Top Doctors 2014