Dr. David Poulad, MD, FAANS, FACS, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and partner at IGEA Brain, Spine & Orthopedics. A graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Dr. Poulad earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1998. He completed his surgical internship and residency in Neurosurgical Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y. In 2002-03, he received additional training as a fellow in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgical surgery at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. In 2004 he returned to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine to serve as Chief Resident in the Department of Neurosurgical Surgery.

    Dr. Poulad is a recognized leader of minimally invasive brain and spine treatment and was one of the first neurosurgeons in New Jersey to utilize robotic technology to treat spinal fusion. He continues to pioneer minimally invasive approaches to the brain and spinal cord and is at the forefront of neurosurgical technology.

    His clinical interests are in cervical disk replacement surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical and lumbar fusion, spinal cord stimulation surgery, and neuro-oncology for the surgical treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors, radiosurgery, and pituitary surgery.

    Dr. Poulad has privileges at Overlook Hospital in Summit, Morristown Hospital in Morristown, Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth. He also has privileges at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, and Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital in Montclair.


    IGEA Brain & Spine, P.A.,

    Union, NJ



    1994-1998 Saint Louis University School Of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

    MD June 1998

    1986-1990 Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, Ithaca, NY

    BA Government and French, Cum Laude, May 1990

    1988-1989 Institut D’Etudes Politiques de Paris, France

    Universite de Paris 7-Jussieu, France

    EDUCO: Duke and Cornell joint study abroad program in Paris, France


    6/04-6/05 Chief Resident, Dept. of Neurosurgical Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

    7/99-6/04 Resident, Dept. of Neurosurgical Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

    7/02-1/03 Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgical Surgery Fellow, The Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

    7/98-6/99 Surgical Intern, Dept. of General Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY


    American Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons

    Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons


    5/03 American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 2003 Quadrennial Meeting. Surgical Complications of DBS Surgery: The Beth Israel Experience. Oral presentation.

    Zahm DS, Williams ES, Poulad D, Krause JE, “Temporal dissociation of neurotensin/neuromedin N mRNA expression in topographically separate subsets of rat striatal neurons following administration of haloperidol.” Brain Research, Molecular Brain Research, 42(1):71-8, Nov 1996.


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