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The Pediatric and Spinal Cord Tumor Center Doctors and Staff

At the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Center, a team of doctors and other health care professionals works together to provide the most effective and safest treatment possible for each child’s brain or spinal cord tumor. Expect highly specialized expertise and cutting-edge treatments, delivered with compassion.

Team members within the Department of Neurosurgery

Neurosurgeons and physician assistants are the main members of your child’s brain tumor care team.


Photo of Dr. Edward Sanghoon Ahn, M.D.

Ahn, Edward Sanghoon, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Joint Appointment in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Photo of Dr. George Issa Jallo, M.D.

Jallo, George Issa, M.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery
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Weingart, Jon David, M.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Oncology
Director, Neurosurgical Operating Room


Pediatric Oncologists

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Cohen, Kenneth Jay, M.D.

Associate Professor of Oncology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Clinical Director Pediatric Oncology
Associate Professor

Physician Assistants

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Chen, Stephanie

Physician Assistant

Gates, Judy

Physician Assistant
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Kerber, Heather

Physician Assistant


Other members of the brain tumor care team

Other doctors and health care professionals with special expertise in brain tumors may be part of the child’s brain tumor care team. These could include:

  • Neurologists
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Critical care doctors and nurses
  • Pediatric Oncologists
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Radiologists
  • Speech language pathologists

The specific doctors and health care professionals involved will depend on the patient’s tumor, symptoms and treatment.

Social workers will also help coordinate care after the child leaves the hospital.

For more information, contact the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Brain Tumor Center at 410-955-7337.


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