Dr. Dorothea Altschul, MD

Dr. Dorothea Altschul, MD

Vascular Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 38
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Dr. Dorothea Altschul, MD is a vascular neurology doctor who practices in Ridgewood, NJ. She is 38 years old and has been practicing for 8 years.Read her story

1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 101

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Contact Information

(201) 327-8600

Insurance Accepted

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

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Brain Aneurysm
very high
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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  • Vascular Neurology
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Altschul does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Acute Stroke
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Dissection
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diplopia
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arterial Stenosis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nystagmus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • 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


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  • Angioplasty
  • Arteriogram
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Embolization
  • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Stent-Assisted Coiling
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for 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.


  • 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
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia College Of Physicians & Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Nih-National Institute On Aging
    Other Education | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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.,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Altschul's Reviews

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Dr. Altschul's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Ridgewood, NJ |
Dr. Alschul is kind, caring, thorough and knowledgeable. All these qualities together are a rarity today, which make her an excellent physician.
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Hospitals where Dr. Altschul has admitting privileges

Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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