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Dorothea Altschul

Clinical Director of Neurointerventional Neurosurgery at The Valley Hospital

About Dr. Altschul

Driven by Positive Patient Outcomes

I treat complex diseases that can occur on the blood vessel in the brain, such as arteriovenous malformations. Those are abnormal tangles of blood vessels in the brain. There are many different ways to treat those tangles, and here at The Valley Hospital, we work as a team to find the best treatment option for our patients. Frequently, patients are surprised to hear that radiosurgery is one of those options. I work with the radiosurgery team at Valley to give our patients the necessary attention and best possible outcomes for their complex brain diseases.

Specialization & Expertise

  • Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology
  • Neurointerventional
  • Arteriovenous Malformations Treatment
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Treament
  • Vascular Neurology


  • Clinical Director of Neurointerventional Neurosurgery, The Valley Hospital, 2020 – present
  • Clinical Director of Endovascular Services, Neurosurgeons of NJ, 2019 – present
  • Physician, Neurosurgeons of NJ, 2010 – present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology in Neurological Surgery, Columbia University, 2008-2012
Board Certifications
  • Certification, American Board Of Psychiatry and Neurology (2008)
  • Certification, Added Qualification Vascular Neurology (2020)
Professional Societies
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA)
  • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery
  • American Academy of Neurology
Education and Training


University of Vienna Medical School, Austria (1995 – 2001)

Post-doctoral fellowship:

National Institute on Aging (2001 – 2003)

Internship & Residency:

Westchester County Medical Center, Internal Medicine (2003 – 2004); Montefiore Medical Center, Neurology (2004 – 2007)


Massachusetts General Hospital, Vascular Neurology (2007 – 2008); Columbia University/NY Pres. Hospital, Interventional Neuroradiology (2008 – 2010)

Awards and Recognitions
  • The Valley Hospital Stroke Care Excellence Award Recipient (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Vital’s Patient Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Vital’s Most Compassionate Doctor (2012, 2013)
  • Top 10 Doctor Award (2013)
  • Bergen’s Top Doctors (2016, 2021)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2020)