Dr. Dorothea Altschul, MD

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Dr. Dorothea Altschul, MD


Vascular Neurology | Female

Neurosurgeons of New Jersey 1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 101, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Get Directions
(201) 327-8600

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Dorothea Altschul is a neurointerventionalist with focus on acute neurological disease. She trained in Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology in a two...Read more

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    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).

    Dr. Altschul's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Vascular Neurology
    •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

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      Dr. Altschul has no awards or honors listed.

    • 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.

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    Conditions Treated

    • Acute Stroke
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Arteriovenous Fistula
    • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Carotid Artery Stenosis
    • Carotid Dissection
    • Cavernous Malformation Brain
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Confusion
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
    • Ear Disorders
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intracranial Arterial Stenosis
    • Migraine
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Spine Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Thrombosis
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vasculitis
    • Vertebral Column Tumors
    • Vertigo
    • Visual Field Defects


    • Medical School
      Medical University Of Vienna

      Graduated in 2001

    • Internship Hospital
      Westchester Medical Center-New York Medical College

      Completed in 2004

    • Residency Hospital
      Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

      Completed in 2007

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Columbia Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia College Of Physicians & Surgeons

      Completed in 2010

      Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital

      Completed in 2008

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Vienna

      Graduated in 2001

    • Other Education
      Nih-National Institute On Aging

      Completed in 2003

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • German

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    • Vascular Neurology
    • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
    • Endovascular Neurosurgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Angioplasty
    • Arteriogram
    • Carotid Ultrasound
    • Cerebral Angiography
    • Embolization
    • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Stent-Assisted Coiling
    • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels