Dr. David Poulad, MD

Dr. David Poulad, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. David Poulad, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Union, NJ and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in neurosurgery and minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery.

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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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

36  Conditions Treated


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32  Procedures


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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

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  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Dr. Poulad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Poulad to family and friends
25 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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Dr. Poulad's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I had to have surgery on the cervical area of my spine. I wanted the best, so my insurance approved my surgery by Dr. Poulad. It has been painful, but I am healing very well, which is what I am told by others. So many stories about people who had the same type of surgery, who are unable to walk,...more
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Outstanding doc. He didn't actually operate on me. He looked at my Cat Scans and examined my back, arms, neck, and talked to me like a human. In the end, we decided against surgery for now, and I'm treating the pain through PT. Just a great doctor experience.
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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...more
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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...more
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The worst scheduling experience I ever had!
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