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Dr Altschul’s 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 cerebral (brain) aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations or fistulas, dural arteriovenous fistulas, cerebral or carotid atherosclerosis, cerebral hemorrhage including subdural hemorrhage, carotid stenosis, cerebrovascular disease including pulsatile tinnitus and venous stenoses, intracranial atherosclerosis, pediatric aneurysms, and vascular malformations.


She trained in Neuroendovascular Surgery in a two year clinical fellowship at the Columbia Campus of the NY Presbyterian Hospital (Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons) in New York. Prior to that, she completed a clinical and research fellowship in Vascular Neurology with focus on 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.


Currently, she serves as the Director of Neurointerventional Neurosurgery at Neurosurgeons of NJ and at The Valley Hospital. Dr Altschul is a senior member of various professional societies, including the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, and the American Academy of Neurology. She is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, the most premier scientific journal in her field.



Contact info:

Neurosurgeons of New Jersey
Ridgewood Office:
1200 E Ridgewood Ave,
Ridgewood, NJ 07450



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Dr. Dorothea Altschul - America's Top 50 Doctors - Neurosurgeon - New Jersey

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