Edward Scheid, MD, FAANS

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Edward Scheid, MD is a board-certified neurosurgeon and Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Scheid joins Summit Medical Group after practicing for 14 years in Albany, NY, where he was the president and founder of a large neurosurgical practice.

Dr. Scheid specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and artificial disc replacement technology. His practice focuses on the treatment of spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and herniated discs, spondylolisthesis, and the management of brain and spine tumors. Dr. Scheid has interest and extensive experience in caring for patients who have had prior spine surgery and are still experiencing pain. He has performed over 5,000 successful spine and brain surgeries.

Dr. Scheid was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated with Honors in 1994 from John Carroll University, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he received the Presidential Scholarship for Academic Achievement. He then studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Scheid graduated with Honors from medical school in 1998, finishing as one of the top five students in a class of over 230 graduates. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha and Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Societies. He remained at Jefferson for his internship in General Surgery and completed his residency in Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience. Dr. Scheid spent several years training at the Delaware Valley Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, a national center of excellence for the treatment of spinal disorders, where he perfected techniques in spinal surgery and had the unique opportunity to learn from world class neurosurgical and orthopedic spine surgeons.

Dr. Scheid’s interest in brain tumors led him to study Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, a non-invasive technique for various tumors and other brain diseases, at the University of Pittsburgh, the world’s leading center for radiosurgery. He trained extensively in neuromodulation and spinal cord stimulation, a new and minimally invasive way of treating chronic pain in people who have failed conventional spine surgery or who have been told that they are not candidates for traditional spine surgery.

Dr. Scheid's research interest lies in improving the safety of spine surgery. He recently authored a landmark article in The Spine Journal, explaining a new neuromonitoring protocol which improves outcomes in lateral access spine surgery.

Dr. Scheid is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and the American Medical Association.

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