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
Program Director- Neurosurgery Residency Program, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Neurocritical Care-Trauma, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Trauma Coordinator, Department of neurosurgery Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Cheif of Service Neurosurgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
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

Nater A, Tetreault LA, Kopjar B, Arnold PM, Dekutoski MB, Finkelstein JA, Fisher CG, France JC, Gokaslan ZL, Rhines LD, Rose PS, Sahgal A, Schuster JM, Vaccaro AR, Fehlings MG.: Predictive factors of survival in a surgical series of metastatic epidural spinal cord compression and complete external validation of 8 multivariate models of survival in a prospective North American multicenter study. Cancer July 2018.

Goel NJ, Agarwal P, Mallela AN, Abdullah KG, Ali ZS, Ozturk AK, Malhotra NR, Schuster JM, Chen HI.: Liver disease as an independent predictor of poor 30-day outcomes following surgery for degenerative disease of the cervical spine. Spine Journal July 2018.

Branche MJ, Ozturk AK, Ramayya AG, McShane BJ, Schuster JM.: Neurologic Status on Presentation as Predictive Measurement in Success of Closed Reduction in Traumatic Cervical Facet Fractures. World Neurosurg Page: 344-349, Jun 2018.

Kumar MA, Cao W, Pham HP, Raju D, Nawalinski K, Maloney Wilensky E, Schuster JM, Zheng XL.: Relative Deficiency of Plasma ADAMTS13 Activity and Elevation of Human Neutrophil Peptides in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. J. Neurotrauma May 2018.

Piazza M, Sharma N, Osiemo B, McClintock S, Missimer E, Gardiner D, Maloney E, Callahan D, Smith JL, Welch W, Schuster J, Grady MS, Malhotra NR.: nitial Assessment of the Risk Assessment and Prediction Tool in a Heterogeneous Neurosurgical Patient Population. Neurosurgery May 2018.

Versteeg AL, Sahgal A, Rhines LD, Sciubba DM, Schuster JM, Weber MH, Varga PP, Boriani S, Bettegowda C, Fehlings MG, Clarke MJ, Arnold PM, Gokaslan ZL, Fisher CG; AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor.: Psychometric evaluation and adaptation of the Spine Oncology Study Group Outcomes Questionnaire to evaluate health-related quality of life in patients with spinal metastases. Cancer Page: 1828-1838, April 2018.

Ali ZS, Ma TS, Ozturk AK, Malhotra NR, Schuster JM, Marcotte PJ, Grady MS, Welch WC.: Pre-optimization of spinal surgery patients: Development of a neurosurgical enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery Jan 2018.

Bress A, Metzler S, Plastaras C, Nguyen C, Schuster JM, Pukenas B: "Scout No Scan" Technique Reduces Patient Radiation Exposure During CT-Guided Spine Biopsy. AJR Am J Roentgenol Aug 2017.

Hitti F, Hudgins, E, Zager E, Malhotra N, Chen I, Schuster JM: Intraoperative navigation is associated with reduced blood loss during C1-2 posterior cervical fixation. World Neurosurgery Aug 2017.

Piazza M, Sinha, S, Mallela A, Nayak N, Schuster JM, , Stein S: Post-operative bracing after pedicle screw fixation for thoracolumbar burst fractures: a cost-effectiveness study. . J Clin Neurosci Aug 2017.

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Last updated: 08/06/2018
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