Dr. Dorothea Altschul, MD

Dr. Dorothea Altschul, MD

Vascular Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 39
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Dr. Dorothea Altschul, MD is a vascular neurology specialist in Ridgewood, NJ and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from Medical University Of Vienna in 2001 and specializes in vascular neurology, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.Read her story

1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 200

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Altschul's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brain Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altschul treats Brain Aneurysm more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Altschul treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Vascular Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altschul treats Vascular Disease more than 69% of her peers

Dr. Altschul treats this condition more than 69% of her peers

Carotid Artery Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altschul treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 29% of her peers

Dr. Altschul treats this condition more than 29% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Carotid Artery Stenosis

Dr. Altschul's conditions and procedures:

Acute Stroke
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Alzheimer's Disease
Angioplasty
Arteriogram
Arteriovenous Fistula
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Autonomic Disorders
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Cancer
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Artery Stenosis
Carotid Dissection
Carotid Ultrasound
Cavernous Malformation Brain
Cerebral Angiography
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Chronic Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Concussion
Confusion
Cranial Trauma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dementia
Difficulty With Walking
Diplopia
Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
Ear Disorders
Embolization
Epilepsy
Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
Intracranial Arterial Stenosis
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Migraine
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Myelopathy
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Nystagmus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Polyneuropathy
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Sleep Disorders
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spondylosis
Stent-Assisted Coiling
Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Syncope
Temporal Arteritis
Tension Headache
Thrombosis
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vasculitis
Vertigo
Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

"Dorothea Altschul is a neurointerventionalist with focus on acute neurological disease. She trained in Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology in a two year clinical fellowship at NY Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons)...

Specialties

  • Vascular Neurology
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery

Education

2010
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia College Of Physicians & Surgeons
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2004
Westchester Medical Center-New York Medical College
Internship Hospital
2003
Nih-National Institute On Aging
2001
Medical University Of Vienna
Medical School
2001
University Of Vienna
Undergraduate School
2010
2008
2007
2004
2003
2001
2001

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

  • Resident's Symposium Scholarship, American Neurological Association, 2005
  • Intern of the Year in Recognition of the Outstanding Performance in the Ambulatory Clinic, New York Medical College, 2004
  • Partners in Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance and Commitment to Excellence in Patient Care, MGH, Boston, 2007

Media & Publications

  • Clinical reasoning: A 21 year old woman with right eye swelling and bruising. Ruff IM, Strozyk (Altschul) D, Rahman C, Szeder V, Pile-Spellman J, Marshall RS,
  • Acute spinal cord ischemia: Treatment with intravenous and intra-arterial thrombolysis, hyperbaric oxygen, and hypothermia. Lee K, Strozyk (Altschul) D, Rahman C, Lee KL, Fernandes ESM, Claassen J, Badjatia N, Mayer SA, Pile-Spellman J.,
  • Radiation exposure of the anesthesiologist in the neurointerventional suite. Anastasian ZH, Strozyk (Altschul) D, Meyers PM, Wang S, Berman MF.,
  • Update on the endovascular treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic disease: A critical review. Komotar RJ, Kellner CP, Raper DM, Strozyk (Altschul) D, Higashida RT, Meyers PM.,
  • Contribution of vascular pathology to the clinical expression of dementia. Strozyk (Altschul) D, Dickson DW, Lipton RB, Katz M, Derby CA, Lee S, Wang C, Verghese J,
  • Interventional Vascular Neurology: An ability acquired through training. Strozyk (Altschul) D.,
  • Coil embolization of intracranial dissecting vertebral artery aneurysm in angiographic subclavian steal. Strozyk (Altschul) D, Mehta B, Meyers PM, Nogueira RG.,
  • False positive CT Angiography in brain death. Greer D, Strozyk (Altschul) D, Schwamm LH.,
  • Training in endovascular surgical neuroradiology. Strozyk (Altschul) D, Hanft SJ, Kellner CP, Meyers PM, Lavine SD.,
  • Zinc and copper modulate Alzheimer Abeta levels in human cerebrospinal fluid. Strozyk (Altschul) D, Launer LJ, Adlard PA, Cherny RA, Tsatsanis A, Volitakis I, Blennow K, Petrovitch H, White LR, Bush AI.,

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I met Dr. Altschul in the ER after having a stroke. I met her again in the ER after having a 2nd stroke. She astutely decided to run some tests/procedures to determine the underlying cause and these ended up saving my life. She recommended me to a neurosurgeon because I needed brain surgery. She is...Read More
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