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John H. Schmidt, III, MD

John H. Schmidt, III, MD

Neurosurgeon / Spine Surgeon
Board-Certified

Neurosurgery Residency

Department of Neurosurgery, West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, WV

Education
  • General Surgery Internship: Charleston Area Medical Center, WVU Charleston, WV
  • Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
  • Undergraduate School: University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Hospital Affiliation
  • Charleston Area Medical Center
  • Thomas Memorial Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • Select Specialty Hospital
Professional Memberships
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • West Virginia State Medical Association
  • Kanawha County Medical Society
  • Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias
  • West Virginia State Neurosurgical Society
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Additional Information 

Honors 
  • Delta Phi Alpha - German Honor Society-1973
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta - Pre Medical Honor Society-1972
  • Honors Baccalaureate Program, University of Wyoming,
    • B.A. with High Honors in Zoology   1973
    • B.S. with Honors in Philosophy       1973
  • Honors in Nutrition, Cardiology and Neurosurgery
    • University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1979 
  • Nominee, Clinical Faculty of the Year, 1988
    • WVU School of Medicine - Charleston Division
  • Elected Who's Who of American Medical Specialists, 1990
  • Visiting Faculty West Virginia University Hospital - Department of Neurosurgery, 1991
  • Nominee, Clinical Faculty of the Year, 1991 WVU School of Medicine - Charleston Division
  • Elected,   "The Best Doctors in America” Midwest Region. Woodward & White Publishing, 1996
  • Visiting Professor Department of Neurosurgery University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1996
  • Elected,   "The Best Doctors in America” Midwest Region. Woodward & White Publishing, 2002
  • Nominee, Clinical Faculty of the Year, 2003 WVU School of Medicine - Charleston Division 
  • Elected,   "The Best Doctors in America” Woodward & White Publishing, 2006, 2007, 2010
  • Nominee, Clinical Faculty of the Year, 2008 WVU School of Medicine - Charleston Division
  • Steven J. Jubeliere Award for Research:  Hinge Craniotomy for Cerebral Decompression WVU School of Medicine - Charleston Division Charleston, West Virginia, October 3, 2008
  • Honored Guest Philippine Medical Association of West Virginia Charleston, West Virginia, October 2, 2011
  •  Legacy of Life Award.  American Heart Association of West Virginia Charleston, West Virginia, February 26, 2011
  • Guest Speaker, Association of Philippine Physicians in America Charleston, West Virginia   July 30, 2011
  • Visiting Professor WVU Department of Neurosurgery Morgantown, WV February 29, 2012
  • Invited Reviewer Journal: Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 2013, 2015
  • Physician of the Year.  The West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians 2014
  • WV Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Physician of the Year 2015
Certification and Licensing 
  • Physician and Surgeon, State of West Virginia 1982-Present
  • American Board of Neurosurgical Surgery, Part I Written examination passed May 1984
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery - May 17, 1990
  • Continuing Education Award - Neurosurgery American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons January 1, 1990 - December 31, 1992
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certified ATLS - August 2004. 
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certified ATLS - August 2008.     

 

LECTURES AND PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

 

                       "Perspectives in Managing Primary Brain Lymphoma"

                       With R.O.Dunker, M.D.

                       Neurosurgical Society of the Virginians

                       The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV, January 22, 1982

                      

                        "Head Injury Update"

                        Annual Trauma Conference  

                        Charleston Area Medical Center,   Nov. 1986

 

                        "Experience with Stereotaxic Brain Biopsy"

                        CAMC/WVU Faculty Research Day with Robert Clubb, M.D., Ph.D.

                        Charleston, WV October 14, 1987

 

                        "What's New in Treatment of Subdural Hematomas?"

                        Annual Trauma Conference             

                        November 14, 1987

                        Charleston Area Medical Center

 

                        "Management of Head Trauma"

                        West Virginia Head Injury Foundation, May 17, 1986

                       

                        "Head Injury Update"

                        Roane General Hospital

                        Spencer, West Virginia, March 15, 1988

 

                       "Update on T.I.A.'s"

                        Calhoun General Hospital, March 22, 1990

 

                       "Head Trauma in the 1990's"

                        Mid-winter Conference

                        West Virginia State Medical Association

                        Charleston, West Virginia, January 26, 1991

                       

                        "Hearing the Need.... Answering the Call"

                        Neurosurgical Implications of Hearing Loss

                        Speaker - West Virginia University Hospital

                        Research & Education Foundation Conference, September 28, 1991

 

                        Speaker - Pleasant Valley Hospital

                        Management of Head Trauma, January 1992

                                          

                        Speaker - Surgical Grand Rounds

                        Department of Surgery

                        WVU Health Sciences Center

                        Charleston Division

                        Board Review for Head Trauma, February 1992

 

                        "Head Trauma"

                        CME Conference

                        WV Association of Physician Assistants

                        Charleston, West Virginia, April 1992

               

                       "Brain Aneurysms....Defusing the Bomb"

                        Seminar - Decade of the Brain 1990 - 2000

                        Charleston, West Virginia, May 1992       

                       

                       "Management of Head Trauma

                        Diagnosis and Management"

                        Boone Memorial Hospital, September 1992

 

                       "Neurology Update - Central Cord Syndrome"

                        7th Annual CAMC Trauma Conference, September 1992

                       

                        "Neurosurgical Treatment of Central Nervous System Infections"

                        West Virginia Chapter American College of Surgeons

                        White Sulphur Springs, WV, April – 1993

    

                        Panel Presentation

                       "TBI Initial Interventions: Injury to Stability"

                        West Virginia University Health Sciences

                        Center - Charleston Division, May 1993

                                       

                        "Differential Diagnosis of Spinal Cord Syndromes"

                        West Virginia University Health Sciences Center - Charleston Division

                        June 1993

                       

                       "Clinical Results of Intracisternal Bolus of Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator

                        In Patients with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage"

                        with C.Y. Amores, M.D.

                        West Virginia Neurosurgery Society, August 1993                        

                       

                        "Head Trauma"

                        Braxton County Hospital, July 1994                     

 

                        8th Annual Research Conference

                       "Intraoperative Use of rtPA for Subarachnoid

                        Hemorrhage" - Poster Presentations

                        Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of

                        West Virginia/Charleston Division, November 9, 1994

 

                        "Management of Head Trauma"

                        Surgical Grand Rounds

                        Charleston Area Medical Center

                        General Division, March 4, 1995

                                              

                       10th Annual CAMC Trauma Conference

                       "Diffuse Axonal Injury"

                        Glade Springs, September 29, 1995                       

 

                        St. Francis Hospital 1st Annual West Virginia Chronic Pain

                        Management Conference

                       "Neurological Evaluation and Treatment of Back and Extremity Pain"

                        Charleston, West Virginia, May 4, 1996                      

 

                        "Saving the Brain" Cerebral Resuscitation               

                        Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center

                        WVU/Charleston Division, May 15, 1996

                        

                         "Physician-Assisted Suicide A Critical Analysis --Pro's and Con's"

                         Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of

                         West Virginia University/Charleston Division, May 22, 1996

 

                         "Medical/Legal Aspects of Neurosurgery"

                         Southwestern Medical School, November 22, 1996

 

                         "Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Defusing the Bomb"

                         Four-State Neuroscience Conference

                         Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center

                         of West Virginia - Charleston Division

                         Charleston Area Medical Center

                         Charleston, WV, November 1, 1997

                                                

                         "Innovations in Neuroscience Nursing"

                         Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center

                         of West Virginia University

                         Charleston Division/Charleston Area Medical

                         Center/Memorial Division

                         Charleston, WV, November 1, 1997

 

                        "Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders"

                         3rd Annual Charleston Area Neurology Conference

                         Charleston, WV, November 6, 1998

 

                         Relevant CT Image Transfers

                         Using Inexpensive Video Digital Technology

                         Sherry Lynn Apple, M.S., M.D.,

                         John H. Schmidt, III, M.D.

                         Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias, January 16, 1999

                       

                         Neurosurgery for Parkinsons Disease and Seizures

                         "Mini Medical School for the Public"

                         Charleston, WV, October 3, 2000

 

                         Surgical Treatment of Pain of the Spine

                         6th Annual West Virginia Pain Management Update

                         Charleston, West Virginia, April 27, 2001

 

                          Cerebral Hemorrhage

                          CAMC Outreach Teleconference Lectures

                          Charleston, WV June 6, 2002

 

                         Neuro Imaging-Seeing More Clearly

                         Advances in Neuroscience 2002 Annual Neuroscience Review

                         Charleston, West Virginia 2002

 

                         Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinsons Disease

                         Community Seminar  

                         Charleston, West Virginia December 17, 2003

 

             Neurosurgical Intervention in Traumatic Brain Injury

            Traumatic Brain Injury: A Conference on Medical, Surgical, Psychological and Rehabilitation

            Issues related to TBI

            Charleston, West Virginia November 5, 2004

 

            Welcome to the Dark Side:  Challenging Physician Experts in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

            Physicians Alliance of West Virginia annual meeting.

            Charleston, WV

            November 8, 2004

 

            Medical Voluntary Peer Review – The Dark Side

            West Virginia Orthopedic Society

            Charleston, WV

            February, 19, 2005

 

            Deep Brain Stimulation Public Educational Seminar
            Charleston, WV  

            April 12, 2005

 

            Pearls of Neurosurgery – West Virginia Association of Physicians Assistants 2005 Spring

            CME Conference

            Charleston, WV

            May 1, 2005

           

            Welcome to the Dark Side II: Reality Check for Medical Staffs in 2005

            CAMC Chief of Staff Address to the annual medical staff meeting

            November 10, 2005

 

            Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus—Neuroscience Grand Rounds CAMC

            Charleston, WV

            November 2005

 

            Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

            Charleston, WV

            December 6, 2005

 

            Balloon Kyphoplasty for Pathologic Fractures

            CAMC Tumor Board

            December 9, 2005

 

            Vagus Nerve Stimulation

            CAMC Surgery Grand Rounds

            December 9, 2005

 

           Diagnosis and Management of Head Injuries

            West Virginia State Trauma Conference

            Canaan Valley Resort, WV

            March 3, 2006

 

            Presenter: Charleston Community Consent Meeting:  Hypothermia for Head Trauma

            March 21, 2006

 

            Presenter: Charleston City Council Community Consent Meeting:

            Hypothermia for Head Trauma 

            April 3, 2006

 

            Hinge Craniotomy for Cerebral Decompression

            Research Day, CAMC Health Education and Research Institute

            April 11, 2006

 

           This is Neurosurgery

            Health in Business Class WVU Institute of Technology

            June 7, 2006

 

             Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty

             American College of Surgeons West Virginia Chapter

             Charleston, WV

             September 29, 2006

 

             Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

             Logan County Philippine Medical Association

             Chapmanville, WV

             April 24, 2007

 

              Hinge Craniotomy for Cerebral Decompression

              Raleigh County Medical Society

              Beckley, WV

              August 23, 2007

 

              Advances in Neurosurgical Interventions in Neurological Disease

              CAMC Neurological-Rehabilitation Interdisciplinary Conference

              Charleston, WV

              October 5, 2007

 

              Hydrocephalus in Pediatrics

              CAMC Pediatric Acute and Critical Care Conference

              Charleston, WV

              October 11, 2007

 

              Neurological Trauma in Children

              CAMC Pediatric Acute and Critical Care Conference

              Charleston, WV

              October 11, 2007

 

              Spine Trauma Management

              AORN WV Chapter

              Charleston, WV

              February 13, 2008

       

              Hinge Craniotomy for Cerebral Decompression

              CAMC Faculty Research Day

              Charleston, WV

              October 3, 2008

 

               CAMC 'Time Out’ Joint Commission standards teaching video

               Charleston, WV

               October 2008

 

               The Spectrum of Instrumentation of Spine Trauma

               WV Trauma Symposium

               Canaan Valley Resort, WV February 11, 2009

 

               Anesthesia Implications with Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement

               Anesthesia in the 21st Century conference

               Charleston, WV September 26, 2009

                           

                            Surgery for Brain Tumor in Imagine U.  CAMC Center for TeleHealth broadcast to more than 1000 High School Students October 2009 & 2010

 

                            Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

                            Cutting Edge Therapies for the Interventional Pain Physician

                            West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

                            Nassau, Bahamas June 12, 2010

 

                            “Creating Change” WV State Medical Association Presidential Inaugural Address

                             White Sulphur Springs, WV August 28, 2010

 

                             Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

                             Philippine Medical Association of WV

                             Charleston, WV October 2, 2010

 

                             “Creating Change: Healthcare Reform”

                             Honored Guest Lecture

                             Philippine Medical Association of WV

                             Charleston, WV October 2, 2010

 

                             “Creating Change:  Healthcare Reform”

                              Central West Virginia Medical Association

                              Buckhannon, WV

                              November 1, 2010

 

                             “Creating Change:  Healthcare Reform”

                              Monongalia County Medical Association

                              Morgantown, WV

                              December 7, 2010

                    

                              “Creating Change:  Healthcare Reform”

                              Kanawha County Medical Association

                              Charleston, WV

                              January 11, 2011

 

                             “Creating Change:  Healthcare Reform”

                              Cabell County Medical Society

                              Huntington, WV                             

                              January 18, 2011

                            

                            “Creating Change:  Healthcare Reform”

                             Logan County Medical Association

                             Logan, WV                          

                            April 13, 2011

 

                             “Creating Change:  Healthcare Reform”

                             Ohio County Medical Society

                             Wheeling, WV

                             April 19, 2011

 

                            “Creating Change:  Healthcare Reform”

                             WV Eastern Panhandle Medical Society

                             Martinsburg, WV

                             May 3, 2011

 

                            “The Spectrum of Spine Instrumentation”

                            Surgery Grand Rounds

                             WVU Department of Surgery Charleston Division

                             May 16, 2013

 

                             The Degenerative Spine and its Surgical Management

                             CAMC Physical/Occupational therapy monthly conference

                             Charleston, WV

                             September 29, 2014

 

                             “Indication for Lumbar Spine Fusions”  Panel member

                            WV Society of Pain Management Physicians

                            Miami, FL August 14, 2015

 

                            Head Injury Update                                                                                                        

                            West Virginia Trauma Symposium

                            Stonewall Jackson Resort, WV

                            February 11,2016

 Manuscripts    

 

                      Diagnosis and Management of Primary Brain

                      Lymphoma with R.O. Dunker, M.D. - 1983

 

                      Trauma and Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Malfunction,

                      with R.O. Dunker, M.D. - 1983

 

                      Pregnancy and Transient Ischemic Attacks 

                      Managed with Anticoagulation

                      with James Martin - 1984

 

                      Complete Atlantoaxial Dislocation in a Child: Case Report

                      Brian Snelling, Michael Castello, D.O., John H. Schmidt III, M.D.

                      Manuscript prepared for submission to the WV State Medical Journal

                      March - 2010

 

Publications

 

                      Pain Control, The Oncology Report Vol. 2, No.3 1987

                      John H. Schmidt, III, M.D.

 

                      Sudden Death in Patients with Colloid Cysts

                      West Virginia Medical Journal, Vol. 84, No. 9.  1988 - Pg. 395

                      David Vaziri, M.D. & John H. Schmidt, III, M. D.

 

                      Letter to the Editor, Malfunction of Cerebro-Spinal Fluid Shunt

                      Neurosurgery, Vol. 27, No. 1    1990 - Pg. 168   

                      John H. Schmidt, III, M.D.

 

                      Monitoring Intracranial Pressure

                      Pediatric Acute Care, Vol. 1, No.1 July 1991

                      John H. Schmidt, III, M.D.

 

                      Treatment of Giant Intracranial Aneurysm with Saphenous Vein Bypass Graft

                      West Virginia Medical Journal, Vol. 88, No. 8

                      John H. Schmidt, III, M.D. and Todd Witsberger, M.D. 1992

 

                      Giant Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysm

                      Associated with the Foramen Magnum Syndrome

                      West Virginia State Medical Journal, Vol. 89, No. 10.                       

                      John H. Schmidt, III, M.D. and Bryan Richmond, M.D.

                      November 1993

                      

                      Seventeen level laminectomy for extensive spinal epidural abscess: case report and

                      Review of the literature. West Virginia State Medical Journal. 1994 Nov;

                      Vol. 90 No. 11:468-71.

                     BK Richmond and John H. Schmidt, III, M.D.                                  

 

                      Clinical Results of Intracisternal Bolus of

                      Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator in

                      Patients with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

                      West Virginia State Medical Journal 

                      John H. Schmidt, III, M.D. & Jane T. Christenson, PA-C

                      April 1994

 

                      Neurologic Deficits Restored After Elective Posterior Fossa Decompression

                      West Virginia State Medical Journal

                      John H. Schmidt, III, M.D., F.A.C.S.

                      S. Onestinghal, J. Irazusta, Iyad M. Zeid, M.D.July 1994

                     

                      Tonsillar Ectopia and Chiari Malformations; A Case of Monozygotic Triplets

                      and Literature Review

                      Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 82, No. 3   . Richard K.                                                              

                      Cavender, M.D and John H. Schmidt, III, M.D March 1995

 

                      Congenital Cystic Supratentorial Hemangioblastoma

                      Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 82: 113-115

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