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Tyler Schmidt, D.O.

Tyler Schmidt, D.O.

Neurosurgery , Surgery

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Rochester, NY 14618


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Rochester, NY 14606


60 Greece Center Drive
Rochester, NY 14612

About Me

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, bra...
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.


Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Neurological Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2014 - 2020

Internship, Neurological Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2013 - 2014


DO | Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. 2013


Journal Articles

Risk factors associated with early adverse outcomes following craniotomy for malignant glioma in older adults.

Rahmani R, Tomlinson SB, Santangelo G, Warren KT, Schmidt T, Walter KA, Vates GE

Journal of geriatric oncology.. 2020 May 11 (4):694-700. Epub 11/06/2019.

Comparative analysis of decompression versus decompression and fusion for surgical management of lumbar spondylolisthesis.

Pieters TA, Li YI, Towner JE, Schmidt T, Vates GE, Pilcher W, Li YM

World neurosurgery.. 2019 February 19 Epub 02/19/2019.

Risk factors and Associated Complications with Symptomatic Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Craniotomy for Meningioma.

Nunno A, Li Y, Pieters TA, Towner JE, Schmidt T, Shi M, Walter K, Li YM

World neurosurgery.. 2018 November 20 Epub 11/20/2018.

Coil and Onyx embolization of a torcular herophili dural arteriovenous fistula in a full-term neonate with advanced heart failure using a transumbilical approach.

Koutsouras GW, Rahmani R, Schmidt T, Silberstein H, Bhalla T

Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics.. 2018 October 523 (1):80-85. Epub 1900 01 01.

For the further training of individuals in neurosurgery: a history of the William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship.

Schmidt TM, DeAndrea-Lazarus IA, Kimmell KT, Vates GE, Haines SJ, Pilcher WH

Journal of neurosurgery.. 2018 April 27 :1-5. Epub 04/27/2018.

Imaging and surgical approach to a pediatric penetrating intradural wooden splinter: case report.

Girgis P, Silberstein H, Vates GE, Schmidt T, Stone J, Santangelo G

Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics.. 2018 April 21 (4):409-413. Epub 02/02/2018.

A History of Mobile Stroke Units and Review of Literature

James Towner, Thomas Pieters?, Tyler Schmidt, Webster Pilcher, Tarun Bhalla.

American Journal of Interventional Radiology. 2018; .

Novel Technique of Percutaneous Fat Graft for Repair of Persistent Large Pseudomeningocele.

Santangelo G, Schmidt T, Gonzalez M, Westesson PL, Silberstein H

World neurosurgery.. 2017 October 106 :1055.e13-1055.e17. Epub 07/20/2017.

Risk Modeling Predicts Complication Rates for Spinal Surgery.

Kimmell KT, Algattas H, Joynt P, Schmidt T, Jahromi BS, Silberstein HJ, Vates GE

Spine.. 2015 December 40 (23):1836-41. Epub 1900 01 01.


Encyclopedia of Trauma Care (2015)

Chapter: Spinal Cord Injuries, Emergent Neurosurgical Management.

Authors: Schmidt T, Huang J,

Publisher: Springer 2015

Encyclopedia of Trauma Care (2015)

Chapter: Neurotrauma, Anticoagulation Considerations

Authors: Schmidt T, Kimmell K,

Publisher: Springer 2015

Ratings & Reviews

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