Penn Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

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James M. Schuster, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Site Coordinator for Neurosurgery-surgical clerkships, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Neurocritical Care-Trauma, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Program Director- Neurosurgery Residency Program, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
Trauma Coordinator, Department of neurosurgery Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurosurgery

Contact information
HUP - 3 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-4587
Fax: 215-349-5534
BS (Chemistry)
University of South Dakota, 1986.
MD/PhD (Medicine/Pathology)
Duke University School of Medicine, 1993.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Surgery, University of Washington, 1993-1994.
Neurosurgery Resident, University of Washington, 1994-1997.
Neurosurgical Registrar, Atkinson Morley’s Hospital; London, England, 1997-1998.
Research Fellow, University of Washington, 1998-2000.
Spine fellowship training, University of Washington, 1998-1998.
Chief Resident/Acting Instructor in Neurosurgery, University of Washington, 2000-2001.
American Board of Neurological Surgery Primary Examination: 99th percentile (713- highest cumulative score), 1999.
Board Certified-American Board of Neurological Surgeons, 2005.
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Selected Publications

Milby AH, Halpern CH, Guo W, Schuster JM, Gracias VC, Stein SC: Clearance of the cervical spine in clinically unevaluable trauma patients. Spine Page: in press, 2010.

Weiner GM, Lacey MR, Mackenzie L, Shah DP, Frangos SG, Grady MS, Kofke A, Levine J, Schuster JM, Le Roux PD : Decompressive craniectomy for elevated intracranial pressure and its effect on the cumulative ischemic burden and therapeutic intensity levels after severe traumatic brain injury. Neurosurgery Page: in press, 2010.

Nagpal S, Halpern CH, Sims C, Calland JF, Gracias VH, Schuster JM, Leroux PD, Levine JM: Decompressive Laparotomy to Treat Intractable Cerebral Hypoxia. J Trauma 67(5): E152-155, Nov 2009.

Melvin JS, Kim PK, Stambough J, Schuster JM, Mehta, S. : Use of the Licox in a head-injured patient with a tibial shaft fracture: A novel method of assessing the effect of reamed intramedullary nailing on brain tissue oxygenation. Injury Extra 40(1): 1-3, Jan 2009.

Gabel B, Stiefel M, Bhowmick D, Heuer G, Hurst R, Schuster JM: Symptomatic high-flow arteriovenous fistula after a C2 fracture: case report. J Neurosurg Spine 8(4): 381-384, Apr 2008.

Wilden J, Danish S, Schuster JM: Acute traumatic paraplegia in two obese patients with ankylosing spondilytis undergoing hip arthroplasty. J Neurosurg Spine 8(1), Apr 2008.

Heuer GG, Stiefel MF, Bailey RL, Schuster JM: Acute paraparesis from hemorrhagic spinal ependymoma: diagnostic dilemma and surgical management. Report of two cases and review of the literature. J Neurosurg Spine 7(6): 652-5, Dec 2007.

Temkin NR, Anderson GD, Winn HR, Ellenbogen RG, Britz GW, Schuster J, Lucas T, Newell DW, Mansfield PN, Machamer JE, Barber J, Dikmen SS: Magnesium sulfate for neuroprotection after traumatic brain injury: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Neurol 6(1): 29-38, Jan 2007.

Schuster J, Zhang J, Longo M: A novel human osteoblast-derived severe combined immunodeficiency mouse model of bone metastasis. J Neurosurg Spine 4(5): 388-91, May 2006.

Stiefel MF; Verdiramo AM, Schuster JM, Gracias VA, LeRoux PD: Multimodality Monitoring in the Management of Refractory Intracranial Hypertension: A Case Report. J Trauma 59(3): 757-761, Sep 2005.

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