Photograph of Dr. David Fusco, a Phoenix-based neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques including Cyberknife.

David J. Fusco, M.D.

Photograph of Dr. David Fusco, a Phoenix-based neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques including Cyberknife.


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

BA, Harvard University, Chemistry, magna cum laude

Residencies and Fellowships

Residency, Barrow Neurological Institute, Neurosurgery

Fellowship, Pediatric Deformity and Scoliosis Surgery, Miami Children’s Hospital

Fellowship, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute

Fellowship, Vascular and Skull Base Surgery, Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Fellowship, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute

Fellowship, Complex Spinal Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute


Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery (MISS)
  • Cyberknife Radiosurgery
  • Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Treatment
  • Spinal Trauma Treatment

Dr. Fusco's Philosophy

"Patients who have a thorough understanding of their disease process can make the best decisions for their medical care in collaboration with their provider."


Academic Excellence Day, 1st Place Oral Presentation for Research, Barrow Neurological Institute

American College of Surgeons Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching Nominee, Barrow Neurological Institute

North American Spine Society Resident Travel Scholarship

Alpha Omega Alpha, Columbia University

W. Graham Knox, MD Scholarship, Columbia University

1st Place Poster Presentation, 25th Annual AMS Medical Student Research Program, Columbia University

1st Place Oral Presentation, 56th American Medical Students Association Convention, Columbia University

Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship Grant, Columbia University

Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, Columbia University

John Harvard College Scholarship, Harvard University

Dean’s List, Harvard University

What You'll Need to Schedule an Appointment

  • Imaging CD (within 6 months)
  • Imaging Report
  • Pertinent Medical Records
  • Demographics
  • Insurance Card (s)
  • Referral (if required)

Telephone: (480) 917-5600
Fax: (602) 294-4499

Some of the Insurance Plans We Accept

United Health Care Sigma BlueCoross Blue Shield aetna

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