• Philip Schmalz, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at UAB School of Medicine.

    He completed his undergraduate studies at Washington and Lee University and the College of Charleston, where he served as a skipper on their nationally renowned sailing team.

    After graduation, Dr. Schmalz was hired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Broad Institute in the technology development division, working to scale up new genomic sequencing platforms and processes. He returned to his home town of New Orleans to complete his medical studies at Tulane University, but was promptly lured back to the lab as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar at the National Institutes of Health (HHMI-NIH).

    While at HHMI-NIH under the guidance of Dr. John K. Park, he worked to develop new immunotherapeutics for the treatment of malignant gliomas as well as novel techniques in murine glioma models. He pursued his interest in cerebrovascular and endovascular surgery, performing clinical fellowships at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Harvard Medical School, and at Duke University under the guidance of Drs. Christopher Ogilvy and L. Fernando Gonzalez. His clinical interests include cerebrovascular, endovascular, and skull base surgery.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 A Case Report on the Progressive Hunterian Ligation of an Intracranial Aneurysm by Flow Diversion: The Endovascular Selverstone Clamp.Cureus.  14:e21218. 2022
    2019 Koos Classification of Vestibular Schwannomas: A Reliability StudyNeurosurgery.  85:409-414. 2019
    2019 Medical Management Versus Surgical Bypass for Symptomatic Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease: A Systematic ReviewWorld Neurosurgery.  129:62-71. 2019
    2019 Proposal of a follow-up imaging strategy following Pipeline flow diversion treatment of intracranial aneurysmsJournal of Neurosurgery.  131:32-39. 2019
    2019 Whole blood aggregometry prior to Pipeline embolization device treatment of intracranial aneurysms: Defining an optimal platelet inhibition cutoff value for clopidogrelJournal of Neurosurgery.  131:1437-1444. 2019
    2018 Antiplatelet Medication Reversal Strategies in Operative Intracranial Hemorrhage: A Survey of Practicing NeurosurgeonsWorld Neurosurgery.  116:e649-e654. 2018
    2018 Sequential Coiling-Assisted Deployment of Flow Diverter for Treatment of Fusiform Middle Cerebral Artery AneurysmsOperative Neurosurgery.  15:E13-E18. 2018
    2018 Combined Outcomes of Endovascular or Surgical Treatment of Unruptured Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms: Is a More Aggressive Management Strategy Warranted?World Neurosurgery.  115:e331-e336. 2018
    2018 Angiographic Findings in the Tolosa–Hunt Syndrome and Resolution after Corticosteroid TreatmentNeuro-Ophthalmology.  42:159-163. 2018
    2018 Defining a Clopidogrel Response Cut-Off Value Using Light Transmission Aggregometry Before Pipeline Embolization of Unruptured Intracranial AneurysmsWorld Neurosurgery.  113:e146-e152. 2018
    2018 Use of an Absorbable Synthetic Polymer Dural Substitute for Repair of Dural Defects: A Technical Note.Cureus.  10:e2127. 2018
    2017 Ruptured distal anterior choroidal artery aneurysm treated with super selective provocative testing and coil embolization: report of a case 2017
    2017 Reliability assessment of the Biffl Scale for blunt traumatic cerebrovascular injury as detected on computer tomography angiographyJournal of Neurosurgery.  127:32-35. 2017
    2017 Recrudescence of Symptoms of Remote Ischemic Stroke After a Cerebral AngiogramWorld Neurosurgery.  101:814.e15-814.e17. 2017
    2017 Management of Acute and Chronic Carotid Occlusion with Angioplasty and Stenting 2017
    2015 External ventricular drain placement in the intensive care unit versus operating room: Evaluation of complications and accuracyClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.  128:94-100. 2015
    2014 Chemoprophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in traumatic brain injury: a review and evidence-based protocol.Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.  123:109-116. 2014
    2011 Treatment resistance mechanisms of malignant glioma tumor stem cells.Cancers.  3:621-635. 2011


    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 Neurointerventional Surgery 2021
    2018 Flow Diversion of Cerebral Aneurysms 2018
    2013 Handbook of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurointerventional Technique: Second Edition 2013


    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 Vascular Malformations of the Spine.  143-157. 2021
    2019 Unruptured Eloquent Arteriovenous Malformation Presenting with Seizure.  203-214. 2019
    2015 Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia Treatment.  71-80. 2015
    2015 Surgery of the Sympathetic Nervous System.  215-221. 2015
    2015 Chapter 15 Surgery of the Sympathetic Nervous System.  215-221. 2015
    2015 Chapter 5 Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia Treatment.  71-80. 2015
    2015 Review of Current Literature and Occlusion Results 2015
    2013 Acute ischemic stroke.  757-769. 2013
    2013 Cerebral angiography.  303-314. 2013
    2011 Cerebral Vasospasm after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.  207-213. 2011
    2007 Carotid Endarterectomy Compared with Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting.  575-586. 2007

    Education And Training

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Neurosurgery, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Duke University Neurosurgery, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, Tulane University 2013
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biology / Biological Sciences, College of Charleston 2007
  • Full Name

  • Philip Schmalz