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Brain Tumor Program

Meet the Staff

The Brain Tumor Program is organized with a team approach designed to provide comprehensive, individualized care. Led by Dr. Peter Carmel and Dr. Michael Schulder, the team consists of highly experienced professionals representing a wide array of disciplines and specialties. The ready availability of this breadth of multidisciplinary expertise is the hallmark of an academically based program and provides each patient with the most appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic options.


Neurological Surgery

Dr. Carmel

Peter W. Carmel, M.D., D. Med. Sc. Professor & Chief, Division of Neurological Surgery; Director, Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery

Dr. Peter W. Carmel, an internationally renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, specializes in brain tumors and congenital malformations in both children and adults.

Dr. Carmel has been listed in several physician-selected consumer guides to outstanding physicians, including the recent American Health Magazine survey of the "Best Doctors in America," and the latest edition of the book, The Best Doctors in America, published by Woodward/White.

Before coming to the New Jersey Medical School, he was professor and Director of Pediatric Neurological Surgery at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York for nine years. He had been on the faculty of Columbia University and an Attending Neurosurgeon at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center since 1967.

Dr. Carmel has lectured extensively on neurological surgery throughout the United States and abroad, including France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Scandinavia, and Mexico.

His research focuses on childhood brain tumors, congenital anomalies of the nervous system, and the structure and function of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. His research into these and other areas has resulted in nearly 70 scientific articles and 25 books and chapters.

Active in several professional organizations, Dr. Carmel has held leadership positions in the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the National Coalition for Research in Neurological Diseases and Stroke and the National Foundation for Brain Research. He is the Neurosurgical representative at the American Medical Association's House of Delegates, and is a member of the AMA's Council on Long Range Planning.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the University of Chicago in 1956, an M.D. degree from New York University's Bellevue College of Medicine in 1960, and a Doctor of Medical Science degree in neuroanatomy from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1970.



Michael Schulder, M.D. Associate Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery), Co-Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center and Director of the Center for Image-Guided Surgery.

Dr. Schulder's primary interests include radiosurgery, advanced techniques of image-guided neurosurgery, and skull-base surgery.

He received his advanced training in stereotactic radiosurgery at two of the premier stereotactic radiosurgical centers in the world: the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy at the Harvard Medical School; and the Shands Neurological Center at the University of Florida.

Dr. Schulder received his medical degree from Columbia University in l982, and his certification in neurosurgery from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in l988. He is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, and American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. Since 1994, Dr. Schulder has been a member of the Joint Committee on Education for the American Association of Neurological Surgery/Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He is a member of the Cancer Center of New Jersey Task Force, the Quality Assurance Committee, and Medical School Applications Committee at the New Jersey Medical School. He frequently presents on neurosurgical topics related to his interests and expertise at national and international meetings, and has been published in the major neurosurgical journals.



Jeffrey E. Catrambone, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Craniofacial Reconstruction.

Dr. Catrambone is a 1992 graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School. Following a residency at Hanamann University/Loma Linda University, Dr. Catrambone completed a fellowship at the James Whitcome Riley Hospital for Children.


Radiation Oncology

Charles Cathcart, MD (co-director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center)

Medical Oncology

Jonathan Harrison, MD (adult)


Stephen Kamin, MD (adult)
Jayoung Pak, MD (pediatric)

Interventional Neuroradiology

Jeffrey Farkas, MD


Soly Baredes, MD
Jed Kwartler, MD


Larry Frohman, MD
Roger Turbin, MD


Paul Langer, MD


Maya P. Raghuwanshi, MD
Carol Singer-Granick, MD