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

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.
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

Haldar D, Glauser G, Schuster JM, Winter E, Goodrich S, Shultz K, Brem S, McClintock SD, Malhotra : Role of Race in Short-Term Outcomes for 1700 Consecutive Patients Undergoing Brain Tumor Resection. J Healthc Qual. June 2020 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Sinha S , Caplan I , Schuster J , Piazza M , Glauser G , Sharma N , Welch WC , Osiemo B , Mcclintock S , Ozturk AK , Malhotra NR: Evaluation of Lumbar Spine Bracing as a Postoperative Adjunct to Single-level Posterior Lumbar Spine Surgery Asian J Neurosurgery 15(2): 333-337, May 2020.

Heman-Ackah SM, Su YRS, Spadola M, Petrov D, Chen HI, Schuster J, Lucas T: Neurologically Devastating Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage in COVID-19 Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Case Series Neurosurgery May 2020 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Miranda SP, Glauser G, Wathen C, Blue R, Dimentberg R, Welch WC, Grady MS, Schuster JM, Malhotra NR: Incorporating Telehealth to Improve Neurosurgical Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic World Neurosurg May 2020 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Caplan IF , Sinha S, Osiemo B , McClintock SD ,Schuster JM , Smith H , Glauser G , Sharma N , Ozturk AK , Ali ZS , Malhotra NR: The Utility of Cervical Spine Bracing As a Postoperative Adjunct to Multilevel Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery Int J Spine Surg. 14(2): 151-157, April 2020.

Su YS, Gutierrez A, Vaughan KA, Miranda S, Chen HI, Petrov D, Malhotra NR, Schuster JM: Penetrating Spinal Column Injuries (pSI): An Institutional Experience with 100 consecutive cases in an urban trauma center. World Neurosurgery March 2020 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Goodsell K, Sullivan PZ, Macaluso M, Blue R, Ghenbot Y, Al-Bayar A, Ozturk AK, Pukenas B, Schuster J.: Osteoradionecrosis of the occipitocervical junction following radiation for head and neck cancer: A report of eight cases. World Neurosurgery March 2020 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Sullivan PZ, Albayar A, Ramayya AG, McShane B, Marcotte P, Malhotra NR, Ali ZS, Chen HI, Janjua MB, Saifi C, Schuster J, Grady MS, Jones J, Ozturk AK.: Association of spinal instability due to metastatic disease with increased mortality and a proposed clinical pathway for treatment. J. Neurosurg Spine February 2020 Notes: Epub ahead of publication.

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 10(1): 21-29, February 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.1177/2192568219839407.

Agarwal P, Ramayya AG, Chen HI, Lee JYK, Schuster JM, Osiemo B,, Goodrich S, Glauser G, 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 85(6): E1050-1058, Dec 2019.

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