Dr. Dorothea Altschul

About Dr. Dorothea Altschul

Dr. Altschul is a neurointerventionalist with focus on acute neurological disease. She trained in Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology 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 acute 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, where she studied the cause and effects of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly.

During her professional career, Dr Altschul has been a 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 Fellow of the American Heart Association, a distinction given to doctors recognized for their scientific and professional accomplishments, volunteer leadership and service in the field of neurointervention and stroke. 

Dr. Altschul is board-certified in neurology and vascular neurology. Her 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 acute strokes, cerebral (brain) aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations or fistulas, dural arteriovenous fistulas, cerebral or carotid atherosclerosis, cerebral hemorrhage, carotid stenosis, cerebrovascular disease, intracranial atherosclerosis, pediatric aneurysms, and vascular malformations.

Dr. Altschul performs endovascular procedures such as cerebral and spinal angiography (angiograms), vascular embolizations, coiling procedures, intracranial angioplasty/stenting, carotid angioplasty/stenting, tumor embolizations, and acute stroke procedures (intraarterial thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy).

She is a principal investigator of multiple clinical research projects, in particular a quality and outcomes initiative, “The Neurointerventional Outcomes Project”, where she studies patient-reported-outcomes and other markers after cerebrovascular procedures and surgeries. This project is designed to drive improvements in patient care.

Dr Altschul is currently active as the Director of Neurointerventional Neurosurgery at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood in New Jersey. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. In 2020, she has been named assistant editor of the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, a leading professional journal in the field of Neurointervention.

Hospital Privileges

In addition to working out of our Ridgewood office, Dr. Altschul has the ability to treat and admit patients at the following area hospitals.

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Meet Dr. Dorothea Altschul

Honors & Awards

See what Dr. Altschul has accomplished over the years.

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    Patients' Choice

    This recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients.

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    Compassionate Doctor

    This honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

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    On-Time + Promptness

    This recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments.

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Valley Hospital Affiliate
Stroke Care Excellence Award Recipient (2017, 2018, 2019)

Vitals Awards
Vital’s Patient’s Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014)
Vital’s Most Compassionate Doctor (2012, 2013)

Regional Awards
Top 10 Doctor Award (2013)
Bergen’s Top Doctors (2016)
Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2020)

Patients’ Choice

This recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients.

Compassionate Doctor

This honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

On-Time + Promptness

This recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments.

Dr-Dorothea-Altschul-Awards

Valley Hospital Affiliate
Stroke Care Excellence Award Recipient (2017)

Vitals Awards
Vital’s Patient’s Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014)
Vital’s Most Compassionate Doctor (2012, 2013)

Regional Awards
Top 10 Doctor Award (2013)
Bergen’s Top Doctors (2016)
Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2020)

Publications & Press Releases

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