Dr. James Schumacher, MD

Dr. James Schumacher, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. James Schumacher, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

1921 Waldemere St Ste 809

Sarasota, FL 34239

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Low Back Pain
more than 89% of peers
more than 79% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 73% of peers

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Dr. Schumacher's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schumacher "Dr. Schumacher is a fellow-ship trained neurosurgeon and diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He completed his medical degree from the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Schumacher completed the Halstead Internship in General Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, and a residency in neurosurgery with the Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He became a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and was awarded a fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Dr. Schumacher has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles related to neurosurgery and neuroscience. He is a member of the America Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurosurgery, Society of Neuroscience and numerous other professional medical associations. Dr. Schumacher has served as director of neuroscience for the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation and is a research associate at Harvard Medical School involved in Stem Cell technology."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schumacher "The patient comes first, we are not an assembly line medical practice. Patient's are treated like we would want our own families treated."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

35  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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10  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Mass Gen Hospital Harvard Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Yale School Med Yale New Haven Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. James Schumacher, MD
Two months ago, Dr. Schumacher operated on my neck to release a pinched nerve at C5-C6. It was a success! He is a very conservative surgeon, who prior to even talking about surgery, had me try PT and other things.
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Judy Franz in Englewood, FL – Jul 26, 2018
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Dr. Schumacher is an excellent doctor who takes the time to explain the procedures and get to know his patients. He is highly regarded by the staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital as several of the staff stopped by to check on me and expressed his abilities as well as stating his humor.
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Beth Wallace in Venice, Florida – Mar 13, 2018
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Dr. Schumacher personally welcomed me into his office. His happy greeting and smile set a positive tone for the time with him. He was totally prepared to discuss my case. When I arrived I had set my mind that a difficult surgery and worse recovery lie ahead. A detailed explanation and visual...Read More
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Barbara in Arcadia – Dec 16, 2017
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Dr Schumacher performed surgery on me in 1994 I recovered full functionality. He was informative and professional and I highly recommend him.
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Hollywood, FL – Jan 04, 2017
Thank you for the wonderful recommendation!
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I first discovered Dr Schumacher through a recommendation from a Board member of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital. I have been very pleased and satisfied with my doctor/patient experience with Dr Schumacher as well as enjoying his interpersonal relationship skills. He is by far a terrific doctor...Read More
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John A in Parrish, FL – Oct 29, 2016
Thank you John for such a nice recommendation...
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