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  • Professor, The Karches Center for Oncology Research, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
  • Co-Director, Center for Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiation, Northwell Health
  • Director, Brain Tumor Center, Cushing Institute of Neuroscience
  • Director & Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

About the investigator

Michael Schulder, MD, is vice chairman and residency program director in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Zucker School of Medicine. He is the director of the Brain Tumor Center and the interim director of Functional Neurosurgery in the Cushing Institute of Neuroscience. Prior to joining Northwell Health, Dr. Schulder was professor and vice chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–New Jersey Medical School. He was the director of Image Guided Neurosurgery and the co-director of the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center at University Hospital.

Dr. Schulder received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in 1982. He completed his residency training in neurosurgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center and subsequently was a fellow in stereotactic neuro-oncology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Schulder is past president of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery; founding vice-president of the Intraoperative Imaging Society; secretary-treasurer of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery; past president of the Section on History of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons; and an elected member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery and the Society of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Schulder has been the lead author or co-author of more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, 31 abstracts, 17 book chapters and over 200 presentations at national and international meetings. He is the editor of the Handbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, an editorial board member of Neurosurgery and of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and a reviewer for many other peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Schulder has received the Leonard Tow Award for Humanism in Medicine and has been elected to the Gold Humanism Honors Society. He has been named as one of the top doctors in the New York metropolitan area annually for over a decade.

Research focus

Dr. Schulder has been the principal investigator on trials pioneering new methods of image guidance for neurosurgery, including the incorporation of functional MRI as well as intraoperative MRI. He has received substantial foundation and industrial grant support for his research. Dr. Schulder continues his research projects with the support of full-time research assistants.


Columbia College, New York, New York
Degree: BA
Field of study: English

Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Degree: MD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Intern in General Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Resident in Neurological Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Chief Resident in Neurological Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Stereotactic Neurooncology
Harvard Medical School
May-July 1995


Teaching appointments

  • 1988-1990 Instructor in Neurological Surgery, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
  • 1990-1997 Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
  • 1997-2005 Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
  • 2004-2007 Vice Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
  • 2005-2007 Professor of Neurological Surgery, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
  • 2009-present Professor of Neurosurgery Oct. 2009, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Hospital appointments

  • 1988-2007 University Hospital, Newark, NJ
  • 1988-1995 Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, East Orange, NJ
  • 1988-1998 Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ
  • 1988-1997 United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark, NJ
  • 1989-1995 Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
  • 1995-2003 Hackensack Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
  • 1999-present Jersey City Medical Center
  • 2004-present Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ
  • 2007-present North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  • 2007-present Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
  • 2008-present Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY


  1. Vadivelu S, Sharer L, Schulder M: “Regression of multiple intracranial meningiomas after cessation of long term progesteroneagonist therapy.” J Neurosurg 112: 920-924, 2010.
  2. Yang T, Belverud S, Yeh AY, Bandovic J, Farmer P, Woldenberg R, Demopoulos A, Schulder M, Li JY: “Primary CNS anaplastic diffuse large B-cell lympohoma mimicking undifferentiated metastatic tumors: a case report.” J Neurooncol 96: 433-436, 2010.
  3. Belverud S, Mogilner AY, Schulder M: “Intrathecal bupivacaine for head and neck pain.” Local and Regional Anesth, Oct 2010(online publication).
  4. Schulder M, Spiro D: “Intraoperative MRI for stereotactic biopsy.” Acta Neurochirurgica Suppl 109:81-7, 2011.
  5. Quinn J, Spiro D, Schulder M: “Stereotactic brain biopsy with a low field intraoperative magnetic resonance imager.” Neurosurgery Mar;68 (1 Suppl Operative):217-24; discussion 224, 2011.
  1. Song X, Allen A, Dunn TS, Fung KM, Farmer P, Gandhi S, Ranhan T, Demopoulos A, Symons M, Schulder M, Li JY: “Gioblastoma with PNET-like components has a higher frequency of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) mutation and likely a better prognosis than primary glioblastoma.” Int J Clin Exp Pathology 4(7): 651-60, 2011.
  2. Yu JB, Schulder M, Knisely J.: “Radiosurgical dose selection for brain metastasis.” Prog Neurol Surg. 2012;25:139-47. Epub 2012 Jan 6.
  3. Thaler PB, Li JY, Isakov Y, Black KS, Schulder M, Demopoulos A. “Normal or non-diagnostic neuroimaging studies prior to the detection of malignant primary brain tumors.” J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Mar;19(3):411-4. Epub 2012 Jan 25.
  4. Li, JY, Farmer P, Nasim M, Eisenberg M, Schulder M, Devoe C, Demopoulos A, Ranjan T: “Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas in Immunocompetent Patients-North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Experience.” J Clin Neurosci online 10/23/2012.
  5. Liang D, Schulder M: “The role of intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging in glioma surgery.” Surg Neurology International, Suppl 4 (3) S320-327, 2012.
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