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Tyler Schmidt, D.O.

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Office: (585) 225-5767

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Professional Background

Tyler M. Schmidt D.O., is a faculty member in the Department of Neurosurgery and Surgical Director of the new Metastatic Brain and Spinal Tumor Program within the Wilmot Cancer Institute. His clinical interests are in neurosurgical oncology, focusing on brain tumor surgery, spinal tumor surgery, brain and spinal metastasis surgery, degenerative spine surgery, and complex spinal reconstruction. During treatment of these disorders, he utilizes minimally invasive techniques, stereotactic neuro-navigation, brain mapping, and tumor fluorescence guided resection.

Dr. Schmidt is a brain tumor surgeon in the University of Rochester Translational Brain Mapping Program. This program integrates neuroscience research to optimize neurological outcomes in brain tumor surgery. Awake brain surgery, functional MRI, and neurocognitive testing are utilized in this program.

Dr. Schmidt also provides care for spinal disorders and general neurosurgical diseases of the brain and spine utilizing minimally invasive techniques. He has a special interest in the delivery of patient centered value based care in the surgical and nonsurgical management of back pain/spinal disorders such as cervical radiculopathy, cervical stenosis, disc herniations, lumbar radiculopathy, and lumbar stenosis.

Dr. Schmidt completed his neurological surgery residency at University of Rochester Medical Center and in-folded fellowship training in neurosurgical oncology at Geisinger Medical Center. He remains active in the national neurosurgical organizations.



DO | Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2020
Residency in Neurological Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/04/2013 - 06/30/2014
Internship in Neurological Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center


Journal Articles

Rahmani R, Tomlinson SB, Santangelo G, Warren KT, Schmidt T, Walter KA, Vates GE. "Risk factors associated with early adverse outcomes following craniotomy for malignant glioma in older adults." Journal of geriatric oncology.. 2020 May; 11(4):694-700. Epub 2019 Nov 06.

Pieters TA, Li YI, Towner JE, Schmidt T, Vates GE, Pilcher W, Li YM. "Comparative analysis of decompression versus decompression and fusion for surgical management of lumbar spondylolisthesis." World neurosurgery.. 2019 Feb 19; Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Nunno A, Li Y, Pieters TA, Towner JE, Schmidt T, Shi M, Walter K, Li YM. "Risk factors and Associated Complications with Symptomatic Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Craniotomy for Meningioma." World neurosurgery.. 2018 Nov 20; Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Neurotrauma, Anticoagulation Considerations
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Trauma Care
Author List: Schmidt T, Kimmell K,
Published By: Springer 2015

Chapter Title: Spinal Cord Injuries, Emergent Neurosurgical Management.
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Trauma Care
Author List: Schmidt T, Huang J,
Published By: Springer 2015



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