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Dr. Henry Brem
Harvey Cushing Professor and Chairman

Department of Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering

Specialty Areas: Brain Tumor Pituitary Center

Henry Brem

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurosurgery 
Sheikh Zayed Tower 6115A
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

410-955-2249 (p)
410-955-8263 (f)

Dr. Brem focuses his clinical practice on the surgical treatment of pituitary tumors, meningiomas, gliomas, acoustic neuromas, skull base tumors and other solid brain tumors. He has developed new clinical treatments for brain tumors, including the delivery of chemotherapy directly to the brain through the Gliadel wafer, anti-angiogenesis therapies, computer navigation systems used during surgery and brain tumor vaccines.

Dr. Brem graduated from Harvard Medical School with honors and trained in neurosurgery at Columbia University. He did a fellowship in neurosurgery and ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins and then joined the faculty in 1984. He rapidly rose to the rank of full professor and helped build one of the leading Brain Tumor Centers in the United States. He also directs the Hunterian Research Laboratory, which has introduced new therapies for brain tumors. In 2000, he was appointed the Harvey Cushing Professor, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Brem currently sees patients in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center located in Baltimore on Thursdays.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Dr Brem delivers the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's 2011 Commencement Speech:
Dean Miller's Introduction
Part 1
Part 2
(PDF version)
Dr Brem discusses the unique spirit of the department of neurosurgery
Carlos Luceno receives treatment and care for his grade II astrocytoma brain tumor
Dr Brem lectures on the challenges of treating tumors in the brain
Dr Brem speaks about developing new therapies for the treatment of brain tumors
Dr Brem's presentation on Research Integrity, the Importance of the Scientist as a Responsible Member of Society ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dr Brem explains the importance of choosing the right neurosurgeon

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