Edward H. Scheid, Jr., MD, FAANS
Board Certified Neurosurgeon
Fellow, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Dr. Edward Scheid is a board certified neurosurgeon and Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is the president and founder of Capital Region Neurosurgery, PLLC., and president of Capital Region Special Surgery.
Dr. Edward Scheid has specialized training in minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty, artificial disc replacement therapies, and interventional spine procedures. He is interested in the management of all disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves, but has special interest in complex spinal disorders, spine and brain tumors and minimally invasive spine surgery.
“Relieving intense pain and suffering for people with back pain and helping them to enjoy life again is a very rewarding part of being a neurosurgeon,” Dr. Scheid notes.
Dr. Scheid was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated with Honors in 1994 from John Carroll University, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he received the Presidential Scholarship for Academic Achievement. He then studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Scheid graduated with Honors from medical school in 1998, finishing as one of the top five students in a class of over 230 graduates. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha and Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Societies. He remained at Jefferson for his internship in General Surgery and completed his residency in Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience. Dr. Scheid spent several years training at the Delaware Valley Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, a national center of excellence for the treatment of spinal disorders, where he perfected his techniques in spinal surgery and had the unique opportunity to learn from world class neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine surgeons.
Dr. Scheid’s interest in brain tumors led him to study Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, a non-invasive technique for various tumors and other brain diseases, at the University of Pittsburgh, the world’s leading center for radiosurgery.
During his training, Dr. Scheid trained extensively in neuromodulation and spinal cord stimulation, a new and minimally invasive way of treating chronic pain in people who have failed conventional spine surgery or who have been told that they are not candidates for traditional spine surgery.
Dr. Scheid is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of the State of New York, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Scheid currently serves on the St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation Board.