Special Interests: Pediatric Neurosurgery, congenital neurosurgical conditions – shunts, hydrocephalus, spina bifida.

Dr. Joseph is a South Louisiana native, born and raised in New Orleans. He graduated as a Presidential Scholar from Louisiana State University and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Joseph completed his surgical and neurosurgical residencies at Baylor-affiliated hospitals in the Houston area before undergoing pediatric neurosurgical fellowship training at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Joseph served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps on active duty from 1979-1983 and was activated for Operation Desert Storm from 1990-1991. He is a two-time recipient of the Army Medal of Commendation.

Dr. Joseph received a lifetime certification in neurological surgery in 1981. Prior to joining The NeuroMedical Center in 1983, Dr. Joseph also served as Chief of Neurosurgical Service at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington from 1979-1981, and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C from 1981 to 1983.

Dr. Joseph remains very active in several professional national organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Pediatric Section of The Cushing’s Society.

Awards & Honors

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Vitals Patient’s Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2011)
  • Vitals Top 10 Doctor in Louisiana (2014)

What Dr. Joseph's Patients Say:

“Dr. Joseph has been my son's doctor since birth 25 years ago. He is an excellent doctor/surgeon. It is very difficult for parents when your child is born with a neurological condition and your child needs surgery. Dr. Joseph is very experienced and compassionate. To say that I have trusted him with my son's life is saying a lot. He has done 3 surgeries on my son. My family has been very comfortable with his care.”


Baton Rouge, LA

“Almost 18 years ago Dr. Allen joseph did several surgeries on my daughter from the age of 5 weeks old to the age of 7 years old. He is amazing at his job. He still sees her at the least 1 time a year to make sure all is still good. Thank you Dr. Joseph!!!

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“I had my back surgery performed by Dr. Allen Joseph when The NeuroMedical Center opened. I am still pain-free after many years and attribute it all to the excellent care of Dr. Joseph and his staff.”

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