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Faculty Neurosurgeon, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Neurosurgery


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Dr. Skoch completed a pediatric neurosurgical fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s. Prior to residency training at the University of Arizona, he completed undergraduate study at Colgate University where he also began basic neuroscience research at the National Institutes of Health. He graduated with a degree in cellular neuroscience and went on to complete additional research at Harvard / Mass General Hospital before obtaining his medical degree at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Skoch’s clinical interests are the surgical treatment of pediatric epilepsy, brain tumors, craniofacial disorders, and spinal deformity. His research focuses on applying optical imaging techniques to help better define epileptic foci in the brain to make surgical treatment smaller, safer, and more effective.

Dr. Skoch has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, authored book chapters, and garnered several awards for his scientific research. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the pediatric section of the AANS/CNS.

Clinical Interests

Craniofacial; epilepsy; spine; hydrocephalus; neuroendoscopy

Research Interests

Epilepsy; optical imaging; biomedical engineering; hydrocephalus

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Neurosurgery


Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Colorectal Center, Craniofacial Center

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Residency: Neurosurgery Residency-University of Arizona, Banner University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ.

Fellowship: Clinical Spine Fellowship-Banner University Medical Center, AZ; Shriners Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia.

Clinical Fellow: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

My Publications

Watson JR, Gainer CF, Martirosyan N, Skoch J, Lemole GM, Anton R, Romanowski M. 2015. Augmented microscopy: real-time overlay of bright-field and near-infrared fluorescence images. J Biomed Opt. Oct 1;20(10):106002.

Martirosyan NM, Skoch J, Watson JR, Lemole GM, Romanowski M, Anton R. 2015. Integration of ICG videoangiography with operative microscope: augmented reality for interactive assessment of vascular structures and blood flow. Neurosurgery. Jun;11 Suppl 1:252-8.

Skoch J, Kobylanski K, Rice JM, Baaj AA. 2014. Metastatic choriocarcinoma to the lumbar spine: Case report and review of literature. Surg Neurol Int. Nov;5:161.

Enikov ET, Édes G, Skoch J, Anton R. 2014. Application of GMR sensors to liquid flow sensing. IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. Microelectromechanical Systems. Oct;99

Skoch J, Ansay TL, Lemole GM. 2013. Injury to the temporal lobe via medial transorbital entry of a toothbrush. JNLS Reports. Jun;74(1):23-8.

Raymond SB, Skoch J, Hynynen K, Bacskai BJ. Multiphoton imaging of ultrasound/optison mediated cerebrovascular effects in vivo. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2007 Feb;27(2):393-403.

Skoch J, Hyman BT, Bacskai BJ. Preclinical characterization of amyloid imaging probes with multiphoton microscopy. J Alzheimers Dis. 2006;9(3 Suppl):401-7.

Skoch J, Klunk WE, Hyman BT, Bacskai BJ. Development of an optical approach for non-invasive optical imaging of Alzheimer’s disease pathology. J Biomed Optics. 2005;10(1):11007.

Mandal AK, Skoch J, Bacskai BJ, Hyman BT, Christmas P, Miller D, Yamin DT, Xu S, Wisniewski D, Evans JF, Soberman RJ. The Membrane Organization of Leukotriene Synthesis. PNAS. 2004 Apr 27;101(17):6587-92.

Bacskai BJ, Hickey GA, Skoch J, Kajdasz ST, Wang Y, Huang G, Mathis CA, Klunk WE, Hyman BT. Four-dimensional multiphoton imaging of brain entry, amyloid-binding, and clearance of an amyloid-β ligand in transgenic mice. PNAS. 2003 Oct;100(21):12462-12467.