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Thomas C. Steineke, MD, PhD


Area of Specialty: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Minimally Invasive Skull-base and Intracranial Surgery, Neuro-oncology

Professional Appointments: Pediatric Neurosurgeon at the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center, Edison, New Jersey.

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education, South Orange, New Jersey.

Graduate Education: Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2003-2004; Neurosurgery Residency, UCLA Center for Health Sciences, 1997-2003; General Surgery Internship, UCLA Center for Health Sciences, 1996-1997.

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1996.

Specialty Board Certification: Board Eligible, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Research Interest: Current research: "Predictors of post-operative outcome in patients with Chiari I Malformation". We are evaluating a 170 patient surgical series to determine factors that predict good post-operative outcomes in patients with Chiari I malformation that have undergone a decompressive operation.

Professional Memberships: Congress of Neurological Surgeons; American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Honors and Awards: Patients' Choice Award; Physician of the Year nominee, UCLA, 1997; President's Award, Loma Linda University, 1994; Selma Andres Merit Scholarship, Loma Linda University, 1993; Fellow, Society of Pediatric Research, 1992; Honorable Mention, Howard Hughes Medical Institute - NIH, 1991; Mitchell Leadership Scholarship, 1989; Nominated to Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities, 1988, 1989, 1991-1993, 1996.

Representative Publications:

McKinney JS, Steineke T, Nochlin D, Brisman JL. De novo formation of large arteriovenous shunting and a vascular nidus mimicking an arteriovenous malformation within an anaplastic oligodendroglioma: treatment with embolization and resection. J Neurosurg. 2008 Dec;109(6):1098-102.

Steineke, T.C. & Batzdorf, U. (2004) Factors that Affect Outcome Following Surgical Treatment of Chiari I Malformation. Submitted to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting in April 2005.

Steineke, T.C. & Batzdorf, U. (2004) Recurrent symptoms following decompression for Chiari I Malformation: Etiology of symptoms and indications for re-operation.

Steineke, T.C. & Batzdorf, U. (2004) Extensive dural venous lakes in a small subset of patients with Chiari I malformation.