Brenton Pennicooke, MD, MS

Brenton H. Pennicooke, MD, MS

Specializes In
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery


Sees Patients For

Minimally invasive surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital



Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Department of Neurosurgery

Research Interests

Dr. Pennicooke is a spine fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who completed a post-residency fellowship in complex spinal reconstruction and minimally invasive spine surgery under the guidance of both neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons. His diverse training gives him a unique insight into treating a wide range of spinal diseases from significant spinal deformity/malalignment to herniated discs. Dr. Pennicooke is an expert in utilizing artificial intelligence, advanced machine learning, and causal inference to analyze patient-outcome data. His research endeavors to extensively understand the nuances of spinal disease, develop personalized patient treatment regimens and build novel clinical support tools.

Publications & Research

View research profile »


Fellowship: Complex Spinal Reconstruction and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

2020 University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Residency: Neurological Surgery

2019 New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Medical Degree

2012 Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Masters of Science: Molecular and Cellular

2008 The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD