Charles L Schnee, MD| Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery | MedStar Health
Charles L Schnee

Charles L Schnee, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (572 reviews)

Specialties: Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery

Languages: English

443-777-6867

About me

Charles Schnee, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon with more than 20 years of clinical experience. At MedStar Health, he offers a full-range of consultative and surgical services for general neurosurgery. Dr Schnee is fellowship trained in spinal surgery and offers minimally-invasive and microsurgical operative approaches. Dr. Schnee specializes treatment for spinal disorders associated with degenerative disease, prior surgeries, instability, spinal cord and nerve compression, adult scoliosis, osteoporosis, trauma, infection, congenital anomalies, and tumors.

Dr. Schnee earned his medical degree at Tufts Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr Schnee trained in Neurological Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Schnee had a full time academic appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland, serving as Chief of Spinal Surgery, and a clinical appointment with the UCLA School of Medicine. Prior to joining MedStar Health, Dr. Schnee served as Chief of Neurosurgery at Saint Agnes Hospital, and Chief Medical Officer at Maryland Specialty Surgery Center.

Dr. Schnee serves as president of the Maryland Neurosurgical Society and is a fellow of both the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and American College of Surgeons.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Herniated Disc
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Tumor
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Vertebrae
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation
  • Astrocytic Cancer
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Brain
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Bulging Disc
  • Burst Fracture
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Cerebellar Tumor
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Cyst
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Bone Spur
  • Cervical Compression Fracture
  • Cervical Deformity
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Displacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Fracture
  • Cervical Spine Injury
  • Complex Spine Deformities
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Flatback Syndrome
  • Foot Drag
  • Foot Drop
  • Glioma
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniation Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Mass
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Kyphosis
  • Lower Back Injury
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Stress Fracture
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Lesions
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Malignant Brain Neoplasm
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Cerebellum
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Frontal Lobe
  • Meningioma
  • Meningioma Of The Spine
  • Metastatic Brain Cancer
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Radiculopathy
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Anomalies
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Tumor
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Temporal Tumor
  • Thoracic Herniated Disc
  • Vertebral Fracture
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Procedures I perform

  • Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Cervical Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Lumbar Spine
  • Back Surgery
  • Biological Enhancement Of Spine Fusions
  • Biopsy Of Brain
  • Brain Surgery
  • Burr Hole
  • Cerebral Decompression
  • Cervical Decompression
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Laminotomy
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Cervical Spine Revision
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Csf Shunt Removal
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Instrumented Anterior Cervical Discectomy, Fusion (ACDF)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microneurosurgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Partial Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Needle Biopsy Of Brain
  • Open Biopsy Of Brain
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy And Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Fusion, Without Instrumentation
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Instrumentation And Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cyst Removal
  • Spinal Schwannoma Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis Surgery
  • Spine Deformity Correction Surgery
  • Spine Fusion
  • Spine Instrumentation
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Spine Revision
  • Spondylosis Surgery
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Surgery For Sciatica
  • Surgical Treatment Of Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Laminectomy
  • Ventricular Shunt
  • Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Vertebrae Surgery
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Baltimore, MD, 21225

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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Navigate
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania (1997)

Fellowship Program: University of Texas Health Sciences Ctr at Houston (1995)

Internship Program: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1991)

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine (1990)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Apr 25, 2024

    A Dr that listens to you

  • Apr 12, 2024

    Best Doctor visit ever. Dr. Schnee took the time to explain things in a very understandable manner. It was like sitting down and talking to a close friend. I truly appreciated the manner in which he communicated and conducted himself. I left his office thinking "i really like that doctor".

  • Apr 12, 2024

    I having been seeing Dr. Schnee for many years. I would not trust my back issues to anyone else. He always explains things and he listens to your concerns and has a wonderful and pleasant bedside manner