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 Medical Group, 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.