DR. JOHN SHIAU

NEURO SPINE SURGEON

Dr. John Shiau is a specially trained Board-Certified Neurosurgeon. Dr. Shiau’s mission is to provide the highest quality medical care for patients with Neurosurgical and Spine trauma. His ever-growing reputation & expertise have earned him consideration as a leader in his field.

Dr. John Shiau is a board-certified Neurosurgeon, well recognized and respected nationally for his participation and contributions towards the advancement of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. With over ten years of Neurosurgical experience, his ever-growing reputation and expertise in minimally invasive neurosurgery have earned him consideration as a leader. Dr. Shiau prides himself on his accomplishments and is passionate about providing his patients with the best and least invasive neurosurgical care possible. At an early age, Dr. Shiau earned early acceptance into Harvard Medical School, The Juilliard School of Music, and his alma-mater, The University of Michigan. Dr. Shaiu was selected out of only ten students Nationwide to attend the University of Michigan’s Seven Year Medical Program in 1983.

After graduation from Mount Sinai Residency Program in 1997, Dr. Shiau studied in Mainz, Germany, becoming fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Neurosurgical Technique from

Johannes Gutenberg University Hospital. Dr. Shiau treats neurosurgical and spinal trauma patients throughout New York and New Jersey, focusing on outpatient minimally invasive surgical correction of numerous spine and nerve-related pathologies. Dr. Shiau embodies the characteristics necessary to have helped lead the way in the Minimally Invasive Spine revolution, all while practicing humbly and in his patients’ best interest.

Education & Training

  • University of Michigan (B.S., 1986)
  • University of Michigan (M.D., 1990)
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center (Internship & Residency, 1997)
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Hospital (Fellowship, 1997)

 

Credentials

  • Diplomat, Board Certified: American Board of Neurological Surgery (2004).
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (2005).

Professional Associations

  • AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons)
  • CNS (Congress of Neurological Surgeons)
  • SMISS (Society for Advancement of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery)
  • ISASS (International Society for Advancement of Spine Surgery)
  • NASS (North American Spine Society)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Richmond County Medical Society
  • N.Y. State Neurosurgical Society American
  • Academy of Spine Physicians

Publications

Peer reviewed

    1. Shiau JS, Zappulla RA, Nieves J: “The effect of graded spinal cord injury on the extrapyramidal and pyramidal motor evoked potentials of the rat.” Neurosurgery 30:76-84, 1992.
    2. Shiau JS, Germano IM: “Gadopentate induced status epilepticus.” J Epilepsy
      8:306-308, 1995.
    3. Arginteanu MS, Hague K, Zimmerman R, Kupersmith MJ, Shiau JS, Schaeffer J, Post KP: ” Craniopharyngioma arising de novo in middle age.” Case report. J of Neurosurgery
      (accepted).
    4. King WA, Wackym PA, Chandranath S, Meyer GA, Shiau J, Deutsch H: “Adjunctive use of endoscopy during posterior fossa surgery to treat cranial neuropathies.” J of Neurosurgery 49:108-116, 2001
    5. Shiau, JS, Raden, M, Juliano JE: “Sacral intraspinal meningocele in a patient presenting with abdominal pain.” Case Report.
      J. Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 107:53-56, 2007

Chapter and reviews

    1. Post KD, Shiau JS: “Pituitary apoplexy, in Loftus CM” (ed): Neurosurgical Emergencies, Volume 1. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1994, pp 129-135.
    2. Shiau JS, Sundaresan N, Moore F, Steinberger AA: “Methylmethacrylate and Steinmann pin stabilization of the anterior thoracolumbar spine,” in Fessler RG, Haid R (ed): Current Techniques in Spinal Stabilization. New York, McGraw Hill, 1996, pp 235-247.
    3. Shiau JS, Arginteanu M, Perin NI: “Arthritic and bone softening diseases of the cranio-cervical junction.” Neurosurgery Quarterly 1998; 8, 3:180-190.
    4. Shiau, JS, “Pituitary Apoplexy,” Chapter 8, Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Neurosurgical Emergencies (2nd Edition). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 2008, pp 78-83
    5. Shiau, JS, Chang, EM, “A Patient with Multiple Synchronous Gliomas of Distinctly Different Grades and Correlative Radiographic Findings; Surgical Neurology International,
      Sept. 2010

Abstracts

    1. Shiau JS, Sundaresan N, Moore F, Steinberger AA: “Treatment of spinal tumors using a combined anterior-posterior approach, indications and results.” 11th Annual meeting of the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral nerves (AANS/CNS), Phoenix, AZ, 1995.
    2. Oloumig G, Shiau JS, Murovic: “F-actin in frozen section of human brain tumor cells.” Annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons, Mew Orleans, LA 1995.
    3. Nakhl F, Chang EM, Shiau JSC,Alastra A, Wrzolek M, Odaimi M, Raden M, Juliano JE. A patient with multiple synchronous gliomas of distinctly different grades and correlative radiographic findings. Surg. Neurol Int 2010;1:48

Presentations

    1. Shiau, Zappulla RA, Nieves J: “The effect of graded spinal cord injury on the extrapyramidal and pyramidal motor
      evoked potentials of the rat.” Presented at the 7th Annual meeting of the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral nerves (AANS/CNS), Rancho Mirage, CA. February 13-17, 1991.
    2. Shiau JS, Sundaresan N, Moore F, Steinberger AA: “Treatment of spinal tumors using a combined anterior-posterior
      approach, indications and results.” Presented at the 11th Annual meeting of the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral nerves (AANS/CNS), Phoenix, AZ. February 14-18, 1995.
    3. Shiau, JS: “Indications for Endoscopic Neurosurgery for Pediatrics.” Presented at Sisters of Charity Health Care System, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Campus Grand Rounds, 1998.
    4. Shiau, JS: “Endoscopic Neurosurgery” presented on MedTalk, The Sisters of Charity Health Care System cable television station, January 1999.
    5. Shiau, JS. Guest Lecturer for TLIF segment at W Hotel, New York, NY, March 23, 2003. Sponsored by Stryker Spine.
    6. Shiau, JS: Minimal Access Spinal Technologies (MAST), Course Instructor, Denver, Colorado. July 11, 2003; March 19, 2004; June 4, 2004; July 23, 2004; February 11, 2005. Sponsored by Medtronic Sofamor Danek.
    7. Shiau, JS: Fundamental Principles & Techniques in Spinal Surgery, Course Instructor, San Diego, California. September 4 – 6, 2003. Sponsored by Medtronic Sofamor Danek.
    8. Shiau, JS: Minimal Access Spinal Technologies (MAST), Course Director, Denver, Colorado. April 21, 2005. Sponsored by Medtronic Sofamor Dane.
    9. Shiau, JS: BPM 22 – A Revolution of Arthrodesis, “IV Congresso de Course Instructor, Sao Paulo, Brazil. April 7, 2006. Sponsored by Certificacao de Atualizacao Profissional- AMB-CFM.
    10. Shiau, JS: “Fractures of the Cervical Spine” I Curso de Cirugia de Columna en San Luis Potosi and “Fractures of the Thoracolumbar Spine.” San Luis Potosi, Mexico. June 3, 2006. Sponsored by: Facultad de Medicina Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi.
    11. Shiau, JS: Faculty for “Stryker Spine Less Invasive Technologies (LITe)” Symposium. Phoenix, AZ. 5/4/07. Sponsored by Stryker.
    12. Shiau, JS: Faculty for “Stryker Spine Less Invasive Technologies (LITe)” Symposium. Fort Lauderdale, FL. 7/21/07. Sponsored by Stryker.
    13. Shiau, JS: Faculty for “Minimal Access Spinal Technologies (MAST)”. Memphis, TN. 9/28 – 9/29/07. Sponsored by Medtronic Sofamor Dane.
    14. Shiau, JS: “Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery,” guest speaker at the Multi-Disciplinary Spine Series Lecture, NY Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Neurosurgery, NYC, 9/17/09.
    15. Shiau, JS: “Back pain and minimally invasive solutions.” Northern New Jersey Taiwanese Society. Fairfield, NJ, 9/1/13
    16. Shiau, JS: “Minimally invasive spine solutions.” For Primary Care Physicians. New York, NY, 1/22/14

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