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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
Program Director- Neurosurgery Residency Program, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Neurocritical Care-Trauma, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Cheif of Service Neurosurgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Director of Neuro-Trauma, Department of neurosurgery Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Medical Executive Committee, PPMC
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.
Spine fellowship training, University of Washington, 1998-1998.
Research Fellow, University of Washington, 1998-2000.
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

AlBayar A, Sullivan PZ, Blue R, Leonard J, Kung D, Ozturk AK, Chen HI, Schuster J.: Risk Of Vertebral Artery Injury And Stroke Following Blunt and Penetrating Cervical Spine Trauma: A Retrospective Review Of 729 Patients. World Neurosurg July 2019 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Baumann BC, Lustig RA, Mazzoni S, Grady MS, O'Malley BW, Lee JYK, Newman JG, Schuster JM, Both S, Lin A, Dorsey JF, Alonso-Basanta M : A prospective clinical trial of proton therapy for chordoma and chondrosarcoma: Feasibility assessment. J Surgical Oncology 120(2): 200-205, Aug 2019.

Glauser G, Agarwal P, Ramayya AG, Chen HI, Lee JYK, Schuster JM, Osiemo B,, Goodrich S, Smith LJ, McClintock SD, Malhotra NR.: Association of Surgical Overlap during Wound Closure with Patient Outcomes among Neurological Surgery Patients at a Large Academic Medical Center. Neurosurgery May 2019 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Berger I, Piazza M, Sharma N, Glauser G, Osiemo B, McClintock SD, Lee JYK, Schuster JM, Ali Z, Malhotra NR.: Evaluation of the Risk Assessment and Prediction Tool for Postoperative Disposition Needs After Cervical Spine Surgery. Neurosurgery May 2019 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Caplan I, Sinha, S, Schuster J, Piazza M, Glauser G, Osiemo B, McClintock S, Welch W, Sharma N, Ozturk A, Malhotra N. : The Utility of cervical spine bracing as a postoperative adjunct to single-level anteriorcervical spine surgery. Asian J. of Neurosurgery 14(2): 461-66, April 2019.

Su YS, Schuster JM, Smith DH, Stein SC: Cost Effectiveness of Biomarker Screening for Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neurotrauma 36(13): 2083-2091, Jul 2019.

Bond MR, Versteeg A, Sahgal A, Rhines LD, Sciubba DM, Schuster JM, Weber MH, Fehlings MG, Lazary A, Clarke MJ, Boriani S, Bettegowda C, Arnold PM, Gokaslan ZL, Fisher CD: Surgical or Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Cervical Spine Metastases: Results From the Epidemiology, Process, and Outcomes of Spine Oncology (EPOSO) Cohort. Global Spine Journal March 2019 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Goel NJ, Agarwal P, Mallela AN, Abdullah KG, Ali ZS, Ozturk AK, Malhotra NR, Schuster JM, Chen HI : Liver disease is an independent predictor of poor 30-day outcomes following surgery for degenerative disease of the cervical spine. Spine Journal 19(3): 448-460, Mar 2019.

Barzilai O, Versteeg AL, Sahgal A, Rhines LD, Bilsky MH, Sciubba DM, Schuster JM, Weber MH, Pal VP, Boriani S, Bettegowda C, Fehlings MG, Yamada Y, Clarke MJ, Arnold PM, Gokaslan ZL, Fisher CG, Laufer I: Survival, local control, and health-related quality of life in patients with oligometastatic and polymetastatic spinal tumors: A multicenter, international study. Cancer 125(5): 770-778, Mar 2019.

Hitti FL, McShane BJ, Yang AI, Rinehart C, Albayar A, Branche M, Malhotra NR, Janjua MB, Ali ZS, Schuster JM, Ozturk AK: Predictors of Failure of Nonoperative Management Following Subaxial Spine Trauma and Creation of Modified Subaxial Injury Classification System. World neurosurgery 122: e1359-e1364, Feb 2019.

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