Dr. Dorothea Altschul, MD

Dr. Dorothea Altschul, MD

Vascular Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Dorothea Altschul, MD is a vascular neurology specialist in Ridgewood, NJ and has been practicing for 8 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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  • Cigna
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Brain Aneurysm
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more than 87% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 58% of peers
Carotid Artery Disease
more than 37% of peers

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Dr. Altschul's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Altschul "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) in New York. Prior to that she completed a clinical and research fellowship in Vascular Neurology with focus on acute stroke and critical care neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School) in Boston. She finished her neurology training at Montefiore Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and a two year post-doctoral fellowship in Neuroepidemiology at the National Institute on Aging (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, where she studied the cause and effects of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly. She is a member of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Altschul is board-certified in neurology and vascular neurology. Her clinical and research interests include minimally-invasive imaging-guided therapies for the treatment of vascular disorders of the brain and spinal cord, such as various types of acute strokes, cerebral (brain) aneurysms,arteriovenous malformations or fistulas, dural arteriovenous fistulas, cerebral or carotid atherosclerosis, cerebral hemorrhage, carotid stenosis, cerebrovascular disease, intracranial atherosclerosis, pediatric aneurysms, and vascular malformations. Dr. Altschul performs endovascular procedures such as cerebral and spinal angiography (angiograms), vascular embolizations, coiling procedures, intracranial angioplasty/stenting, carotid angioplasty/stenting, tumor embolizations, and acute stroke procedures (intraarterial thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy)."
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3  Specialties

  • Vascular Neurology
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

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59  Conditions Treated

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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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  • University Of Vienna
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Medical University Of Vienna
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Westchester Medical Center-New York Medical College
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia College Of Physicians & Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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.,
  • Current recommendation for endovascular interventions in the treatment of ischemic stroke. Appleboom G, Strozyk (Altschul) D, Meyers PM, Higashida RT.,
  • Bedside Use of a Dual Aortic Balloon Occlusion for the Treatment of Cerebral Vasospasm. Appelboom G, Strozyk (Altschul) D, Hwang BY, Prowda J, Badjatia N, Helbok R, Meyers PM.,

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Dorothea Altschul, MD
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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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