Michael Schulder, MD, is vice chairman and residency program director in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Hofstra Northwell 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 Jerseyâ€“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.
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.