Solomon Segal | AECC University College

Solomon Segal

Doctor of Medicine; Senior Lecturer of Anatomy

Solomon is a medically trained neuroanatomist and leads the teaching of neuroanatomy and head and neck anatomy at AECC University College.


Solomon graduated in Medicine in 1985 and received training in neurology and neurosurgery. He then completed advanced postdoctoral training in anatomy applied to microneurosurgery at Saint Louis University and the Practical Anatomy Workshop and Surgical Technique Workshop of Saint Louis (Saint Louis, MO, USA).

In 1994 Solomon became the director of the prestigious Practical Anatomy Workshop, providing continuing professional development activities focused on anatomy to surgical and health science professionals. In 1999 he joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where he created a teaching neuroanatomy laboratory and lectured in anatomy and neuroanatomy.

At New York University (NYU) Department of Psychiatry, Solomon directed the Neuroimaging Research Laboratory at the Centre for Brain Health where he led the neuroanatomical standardisation of MR imaging techniques for brain segmentation and provided neuroanatomy training for researchers in the fields of brain aging and Alzheimer’s Disease. Additional advanced training included postdoctoral research in Geriatric Neuropsychiatry and Translational Neuroscience at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry (New York, NY, USA).

Solomon has been teaching neuroanatomy since 1994. Previous research work included quantitative neuroimaging studies of brain aging and dementia, therapeutic mechanisms of deep brain stimulation, animal models of developmental neuropsychiatric illnesses and methods of study and visualization of white matter fibres with polarising microscopy and digital image processing.

Current Activity

Solomon currently leads the teaching of neuroanatomy and head and neck anatomy at AECC University College. In addition, he teaches clinical neurological examination skills to pre-registration chiropractic students.

Areas of Interest

  • Clinically Orientated Neuroanatomy
  • Clinically Orientated Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Anatomy & Neuroanatomy Education
  • Anatomy & Neuroanatomy Orientated CPD
  • Quantitative Neuroimaging
  • Translational Neuroscience
Professional Societies Membership

Professional Societies Membership

  • The Anatomical Society
  • American Association for Anatomy
Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Connective Anatomy of the Nervous System
  • White Matter Pathways
  • History of Neuroanatomy
  • Bibliography of Neuroanatomy
  • Neuroanatomy Education
  • Neuroimaging
Representative Publications

Representative Publications

Book chapters

Segal, S., Endoscopic Anatomy of the Ventricular System. (Chapter) In: King, W.A., Frazee, J.G., De Salles, A.: Endoscopy of the Central and Peripheral System. George Thieme Verlag, New York, 1997.

Segal, S., Endoscopic Surgical Anatomy. (Chapter) In: Jimenez, D.: Intracranial Endoscopic Neurosurgery. AANS Publications, Chicago, 1999.

Peer-reviewed articles

Guppy K.H., Origitano T.C., Segal S., Reichman O.H. Venous Drainage of the Inferior-Lateral Temporal Lobe in Relationship to Transtemporal/Transtentorial Approaches to the Skull Base. Neurosurgery 41: 615 – 620, 1997.

De Leon MJ, Segal S, Tarshish CY, DeSanti S, Zinkowski R, Mehta PD, Convit A, Caraos C, Rusinek H, Tsui W, Saint Louis LA, DeBernardis J, Kerkman D, Qadri F, Gary A, Lesbre P, Wisniewski T, Poirier J, Davies P. Longitudinal cerebrospinal fluid tau load increases in mild cognitive impairment. Neurosci Lett. 2002 Nov 29; 333(3):183-6

De Leon MJ, DeSanti S, Zinkowski R, Mehta PD, Pratico D, Segal S, Clark C, Kerkman D, DeBernardis J, Li J, Lair L, Reisberg B, Tsui W, Rusinek H. MRI and CSF studies in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. J Intern Med. 2004 Sep; 256(3):205-23.

Rusinek H, Endo Y, DeSanti S, Frid D, Tsui WH, Segal S, Convit A, de Leon MJ. Atrophy rate in medial temporal lobe during progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Neurology. 2004 Dec 28; 63(12):2354-9.

Golier JA, Yehuda R, De Santi S, Segal S, Dolan S, de Leon MJ. Absence of Hippocampal volume differences in survivors of the Nazi Holocaust with and without Post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychiatric Res 2005 May 30, 139(1):53-64

Li Y, Li J, Segal S, Wegiel J, De Santi S, Zhan J, de Leon MJ. Hippocampal cerebrospinal fluid spaces on MR imaging: Relationship to aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Am J Neuroradiol. 2006 Apr;27(4):912-8

de Leon MJ, DeSanti S, Zinkowski R, Mehta PD, Pratico D, Segal S, Rusinek H, Li J, Tsui W, Saint Louis LA, Clark CM, Tarshish C, Li Y, Lair L, Javier E, Rich K, Lesbre P, Mosconi L, Reisberg B, Sadowski M, DeBernardis JF, Kerman DJ, Hampel H, Wahlund LO, Davies P. Longitudinal CSF and MRI biomarkers improve the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment. Neurobiol Aging. 2006 Mar;27(3):394-401

Devanand DP, Pradhaban G, Liu X, Khandji A, De Santi S, Segal S, Rusinek H, Pelton GH, Honig LS, Mayeux R, Stern Y, Tabert MH, de Leon MJ. Hippocampal and entorhinal atrophy in mild cognitive impairment: prediction of Alzheimer disease. Neurology. 2007 Mar 13;68(11):828-36.

Mikell CB, McKhann GM, Segal S, McGovern RA, Wallenstein MB, Moore H: The hippocampus and nucleus accumbens as potential therapeutic targets for neurosurgical intervention in schizophrenia. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 2009; 87:256–265.

Hough L, Segal S: Effects of developmental hyperserotonemia on the morphology of rat dentate nuclear neurons. Neuroscience 2016 May 13;322:178-94

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