David J Altschul
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and Radiology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Altschul is a dual trained open vascular and endovascular neurosurgeon with special focus on the treatment of cerebovascular disease. David Altschul, MD—a graduate of SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York—completed a general surgery internship, neurological surgery residency (he served as chief resident) and a fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery at Montefiore. He has a great interest in the open and endoscopic treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors. He is particularly interested in clinical outcomes research using new endovascular technology, as well as participating in multi-center randomized trials for the treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage, aneurysms, and AVMs. Dr. Altschul has a strong interest in resident education, currently acting as the associate residency program director. Dr. Altschul’s future research is heavily involved with potential new treatments of neurological diseases using endovascular technology. He also completed an endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York City. Dr. Altschul is one of only a few surgeons in the region trained in both endovascular (interventional) and open neurological surgery for adult and pediatric patients.
Past research has focused on the safety and efficacy of detachable micro-catheters for pediatric AVMs and the development of other minimally invasive technology for treating cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Altschul is currently involved in the ESCAPE trial evaluating endovascular stroke intervention at Montefiore.