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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

Sullivan Matthew P, Smith Harvey E, Schuster James M, Donegan Derek, Mehta Samir, Ahn Jaimo: Spondylopelvic dissociation. The Orthopedic clinics of North America 45(1): 65-75, Jan 2014.

Edelsohn Gail A, Schuster James M, Castelnovo Kim, Terhorst Lauren, Parthasarathy Meghna: Psychotropic Prescribing for Persons With Intellectual Disabilities and Other Psychiatric Disorders. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) Nov 2013.

Bohman Leif-Erik, Schuster James M: Decompressive craniectomy for management of traumatic brain injury: an update. Current neurology and neuroscience reports 13(11): 392, Nov 2013.

Jaumard N V, Udupa J K, Siegler S, Schuster J M, Hilibrand A S, Hirsch B E, Borthakur A, Winkelstein B A: Three-dimensional kinematic stress magnetic resonance image analysis shows promise for detecting altered anatomical relationships of tissues in the cervical spine associated with painful radiculopathy. Medical hypotheses 81(4): 738-44, Oct 2013.

Chen H Isaac, Lang Shih-Shan, Coyne Thomas M, Malhotra Neil R, Schuster James M: Intramedullary Spinal Sarcoidosis Masquerading as Cervical Stenosis. World neurosurgery Oct 2012.

Selden Nathan R, Origitano Thomas C, Burchiel Kim J, Getch Christopher C, Anderson Valerie C, McCartney Shirley, Abdulrauf Saleem I, Barrow Daniel L, Ehni Bruce L, Grady M Sean, Hadjipanayis Costas G, Heilman Carl B, Popp A John, Sawaya Raymond, Schuster James M, Wu Julian K, Barbaro Nicholas M: A national fundamentals curriculum for neurosurgery PGY1 residents: the 2010 Society of Neurological Surgeons boot camp courses. Neurosurgery 70(4): 971-81; discussion 981, Apr 2012.

Choma Theodore J, Schuster James M, Norvell Daniel C, Dettori Joseph R, Chutkan Norman B: Fusion versus nonoperative management for chronic low back pain: do comorbid diseases or general health factors affect outcome? Spine 36(21 Suppl): S87-95, Oct 2011.

Macyszyn Luke J, Gonzalez-Giraldo Ernesto, Aversano Michael, Heuer Gregory G, Zager Eric L, Schuster James M: Brachial plexus injury mimicking a spinal-cord injury. Evidence-based spine-care journal 1(3): 51-4, Dec 2010.

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.

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