James M. Schuster

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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.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Schuster is interested in treatment of metastatic cancer involving the spine and developing methods for "bridging" therapy from the time of surgical resection until the time of more definitive chemotherapy/radiation therapy. Dr. Schuster is developing implantable, polymer-based methods for delivering this therapy.

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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