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Michael Tobias, M.D.

Resume of: Michael Tobias, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Department of Neurosurgery


2008 - Present Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
New York Medical College/Maria Fareri Children's
Hospital/Westchester Medical Center,
 Valhalla, New York


2008 - Present Co-Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Maria Fareri Children's 
, Valhalla, New York


2007 - 2008 LeBonheur Children's Medical Center and St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital
, Memphis, Tennessee
University of Tennessee, Memphis, Department of Neurosurgery
Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellow

2001 - 2007 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 
Neurosurgery PGY-7 Chief Resident
  • Rotated at Montefiore Hospital (Bronx, New York) and St. Luke's- Roosevelt Hospital (Manhattan, New York). 
  • Established a new educational curriculum with Dr. Rick Abbott and Dr. James Goodrich at Montefiore Hospital for resident training in pediatric neurosurgery. The purpose of this new program is to teach neurosurgery residents and all hospital staff involved in taking care of pediatric neurosurgery patients. 
  • Approached Integra Neurosciences to redesign their current ventricular-peritoneal shunt system. The new design, which is currently available on their OSV2 and NPH valves, will soon become integrated into all their shunt systems.
2000 - 2001 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
Internship in General Surgery
  • Rotated at Montefiore Hospital and Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.
1996 - 2000 Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island 
Doctor of Medicine
  • Received Honors in Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery.
  • Received Brown University Department of Psychiatry and Human 
    Behavior Academic Grand Rounds Award.
  • Rotated in the neurosurgery departments at Columbia University and 
    New York Medical College.
1992 - 1996 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Selected for Brown's Program in Liberal Medical Education 
    (PLME) which combines undergraduate and graduate medical 
  • Graduated with Honors in Political Science.
  • Thesis on "American Medical Residency Programs: A Political Analysis of 
    New York's Bell Commission."
  • Founded a company as an independent study project that imported and sold cold weather apparel to more than 100 retail stores in 14 different states, with annual gross sales reaching $100,000.

Presentations and Posters:

2007 AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery, oral presentation at the Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida, " Identifying and treating patients with pseudotumor and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.
2006 Congress of Neurological Surgeons, poster presentation at the 56th Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, "Surgical Resection of Malignant Astrocytomas of the Spinal Cord."
2006 American Society of Neuroradiology, oral presentation at the Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, "A Rare Cause of Isolated Third Nerve Palsy: Spontaneous Hemorrhage vs. Cavernous Malformation."
2004 Congress of Neurological Surgeons, oral presentation at the 54th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, "Induction Neurogenesis in a Rat Model of Transient Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion."
2004 New York Neurosurgical Society, oral presentation at the Annual Resident Research Meeting in Manhattan, New York, "Induction Neurogenesis in a Rat Model of Transient Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion."
2003 Congress of Neurological Surgeons, poster presentation at the 53rd Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, "Holocord Tumors of the Spine – Surgical Management and Review of the Literature."
2002 Congress of Neurological Surgeons, poster presentation at the 52nd Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, "Malignant Astrocytomas of the Spinal Cord: A Retrospective Study."
1999 Congress of Neurological Surgeons, oral presentation at the 49th Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, "Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in Childhood Malignant Brain Tumors." 

Research and Publications:

2007 Goldstein I, Tobias ME, Kothbauer K, Jallo G, and Epstein, F. "High
grade spinal cord tumors of the spine: a retrospective study." 
Journal of Neurosurgery (to be submitted).
2007 Tobias, ME, McGirt MJ, Chaichana KL, Goldstein IM, Kothbauer KF,
Epstein F, Jallo GI. "Surgical management of long intramedullary 
Spinal cord tumors. Childs Nerv Syst. July 2007.
2006 Tobias, ME, Lenart, C, Gokhan, S, Abrahams, J, Mehler, M.
"Induction neurogenesis in a rat model of transient middle cerebral
artery occlusion." Neurosurgery (to be submitted).
2005 Tobias, ME, Silvera, M, Jallo, G, "Spine astrocytoma." Radiology 
Section, Emedicine, pp. 1-10, 2005.
2003-2004 Worked at Rose F. Kennedy Center for research in mental retardation 
and developmental disabilities at Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
neuroscience lab. Developed stroke models in rats and mice to
investigate different aspects of neurogenesis in the stroke bed, 
the penumbra, the subventricular zone, and remote areas of the 

Tobias, Michael E. "American medical residency programs: an
analysis of New York's Bell regulations and the training of 
physicians." Rhode Island Medicine and Health, volume 81: 
pp. 284-288, 1998.

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U.S. Patent:

1996 U.S. Patent Number 5,493,811: Plant Watering Method and Apparatus
Invented and patented a device that automatically waters plants while homeowner is away.

Community Service:

2004 - 2006 Member of Project Sunshine – provide services to children with severe illnesses.
1997 - 1998 Volunteer for Brown Community Outreach Program – worked with children from Providence Public Schools.
1997 Faculty Advisor for the National Youth Leadership Forum on medicine in Boston, Massachusetts – instructed high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in medicine.
1996 - 1997 Childhood Lead Action Program – screened children for lead poisoning in Providence, Rhode Island.


  Hobbies include basketball, sailing, harmonica, music, and movies.