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Physicians call:1.800.332.8901
Patients call:1.800.275.6401

This physician sees patients at the following locations:

Neurosurgery VMB Wilkes-Barre
1000 E Mountain Blvd
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711

Joseph Friedrich Emrich, MD

Practicing Specialties:

  • Neurological Surgery, Board Certified, 1993
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement Disorders


  • McGill University, Faculty of Medicine 1981


  • Saint Michael's Hospital 1982


  • Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital 1987


  • Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital 1989
    Neuro-oncology and Brain Tumor Imaging

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Emrich offers treatment options for:
• Parkinson’s disease
• Essential tremor
• Rubral tremor and cerebellar outflow tremors
• Hemifacial spasm
• Dystonia
• Tics & Tourette’s syndrome
• Myoclonus
• Huntington’s disease
• Tardive dyskinesias
• Spinocerebellar ataxias
• Restless legs syndrome
• Fragile X tremor ataxia syndrome

He also specializes in surgical treatments for epilepsy and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) device implants.


  • French

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Geisinger Community Medical Center
  • Geisinger Medical Center
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
  • Same Day Surgery at SWB