Dr. David Poulad, MD

Dr. David Poulad, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
Dr. David Poulad, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Union, NJ. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

1057 Commerce Ave

Union, NJ 07083

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Brain Disorders
more than 70% of peers
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
more than 65% of peers
more than 64% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Poulad "Dr. David Poulad is a board certified neurosurgeon who has been practicing in Union, NJ since 2005. A member of IGEA Brain & Spine, he is on staff at the Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ; Morristown Hospital in Morristown, NJ.; Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ; St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ; and St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ.

His clinical interests are in neuro-oncology for the surgical treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors, radiosurgery, pituitary surgery, functional neurosurgery for pain and movement disorders, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Poulad was one of the first neurosurgeons in New Jersey to perform a minimally invasive spinal fusion using robotics technology. He continues to pioneer minimally invasive approaches to the brain and spinal cord and is at the forefront of technology for neurosurgical approaches."


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  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Meningiomas
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiosurgery - CyberKnife® and Gamma Knife
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Steroid Injection


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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 8/28/2015
    Amount or Range: $416,667.00
    State: New Jersey
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Nyph-Cornell/Cornell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Poulad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Poulad to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Poulad's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Elizabeth, NJ |
Dr. Poulad was an amazing surgeon and really helped me out when I was most in need. A few months back I began having terrible lower back pain to the point where I was hospitalized twice. While in the hospital, I was given a CT scan which found that I had a pinched nerve and was told it should go away on its own and they gave me some painkillers and sent me on my way. the next day I went to an orthopedic surgeon who read the CT scan and told me I’d be fine and told me to keep taking pain killers
Bernardsville, NJ |
Dr Poulad is the kind of doctor you want to send your family members to. He's patient & intuitive & kind, and yet such an expert. I just trust him completely. And actually, he didn't rush me to surgery (like others tried to do). He's actually discouraged surgery until I explore other options like rehab and pain management. But I know that if I do need surgery, I want Dr Poulad to do it. If you need a neurosurgeon, I recommend him highly
in Blairstown |
Dr. Poulad Was able to correct the spinal issues that caused debilitating sciatica and restored me to full function. He takes the time to listen to you and answer all of your questions. During the recovery he made sure that all calls were answered promptly and my issues were resolved. This was my 4th back surgery. Dr Poulad and his staff were far more responsive and caring than any of the previous groups. Back Surgery Is Scary, you can rest-assured that Dr Poulad wil take good care of you
New York, NY |
The worst scheduling experience I ever had!
in Chester, NJ |
Dr. Poulad was able to fit me into his very busy schedule when I was in utter agony with my back. He was wonderful- caring and sympathetic. He even remembered having seen me years prior. After addressing my acute situation, Dr. Poulad explained the reason for my recurrent ailment with conservative recommendations for further treatment.
in Point Pleasant, NJ |
I was referred to Dr Poulad with multiple issues especially with my neck. He is absolutely hands down the best Neurosurgeon I've ever been to! Dr Poulad took me in when others pushed me aside. He recently did the DTrax Cervical Fusion for me June 2016. He's honest, caring and respectful. His PA Jennifer is amazing as well! I trust them both with my life. They both have a special place in my heart.
Union, NJ |
Dr Poulad was very thoughtful and patient in explaining my condition. He listened to and addressed my concerns. I was so nervous when I saw him, I did not appreciate it, but I think he's the best doctor I've ever had. He saved my life. If you have back pain and need surgery, I highly highly recommend you see Dr Poulad.
in Bayonne, NJ |
Dr. Poulad had confidence for both he and I when I went to my first office visit. He explained the procedure he recommended for me in great detail. He sent me home to make my decision with no pressure at all. He is warm and has a wonderful bedside manner, which for me is a lot. The day of the operation he assured me all would be well and because of the procedure, I am pain free for the first time in about 10 years!! Thank you Dr. Poulad!!!!
in Winfield Park, NJ |
Dr. Poulad was recommended to me by my professional colleagues. Following diagnostic evaluation via additional neurological testing, he fully explained his findings, intended surgical intervention, rehabilitation expectations and finances. I felt confident in the manner in which he addressed my needs. Following a cervical laminectomy with fusion, as he predicted, I am now fully functional in caring for myself, driving and returned to work at age 74. Exceptional skilled surgeon.
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Hospitals where Dr. Poulad has admitting privileges

Hackensackumc Mountainside
1 Bay Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
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Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Rd
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center
703 Main St
Paterson, NJ 07503
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Trinitas Regional Medical Center
225 Williamson St
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
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