Learn more about the Johns Hopkins Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery through the eyes of our patients.
A rare spinal cord tumor was compressing nerves to 10 year-old Adam’s lungs. After traveling to three different countries, Adam and his family found hope with Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. George Jallo.
After visiting 30+ physicians, Ashley was diagnosed with the rare condition known as pseudotumor cerebri. She turned to Johns Hopkins whose experts worked as a team to implant a stent, a new approach to treating this condition.
Four-year-old Connor said his arm kept falling asleep. Doctors found that he was having seizures caused by a benign brain tumor. Connor’s family shares their experience with pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Edward Ahn.
Born with pediatric craniosynostosis, Jack had minimally invasive surgery performed by pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Edward Ahn to correct the skull defect while he was still an infant.
|Perspectives on Healing|
Healing is more than medicine. Hear intimate conversations about the importance of knowing the whole patient; from the perspective of patients and caregivers alike.
|Dr. Moreau's Story|
Watch Dr. Louis Moreau, who was diagnosed and treated for an ependymoma spinal cord tumor, share his experience with Dr. Ziya Gokaslan.
Sharon and her physicians, neurosurgeon Dr. Quinones and facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Boahene, share how they removed a skull base meningioma tumor through her eyelid.
Javier and his family share their experience at Johns Hopkins Medicine, after seeking treatment following a diagnosis of a Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA) tumor.
|Carlos Luceno's Story|
Diagnosed with a grade II astrocytoma brain tumor, Carlos Luceno is currently living with brain cancer. Carlos is receiving his treatment and care from Dr Henry Brem.
|Felice Dorman's Story|
Felice Dorman lived with neck pain for years. She then visited the Johns Hopkins Spine Center and Dr Ziya Gokaslan.
|Lester Picker's Story|
Dr Raphael Tamargo "clips" an aneurysm on the ophthalmic nerve of patient Lester Picker, preventing it from rupturing.
|Marissa Eickenhorst's Story|
Diagnosed with an astrocytoma brain tumor, Marissa discusses her treatment and care from Dr Alessandro Olivi.
|Nancy Baron's Story|
Nancy Baron's brain tumor was treated at the first hospital in MD with a dual-room intraoperative CT scanner and image-guided surgery system for neurosurgery.
|Dr Olachi Mezu's Story|
Patient Dr Olachi Mezu suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm while traveling. When another hospital wanted to discharge her, she turned to Hopkins.
|Roderick Ball's Story|
Diagnosed with a schwannoma tumor (schwannomatosis), Roderick Ball, Jr., and his family came to Johns Hopkins to have the tumor, which had grown through his abdomen, lower back and spinal column, treated.
|Steven McDonough's Story|
Teenager Steven McDonough was diagnosed with a tumor in his spinal cord. He and his mother share their story, along with his doctor Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr George Jallo.
ABC News' seven-part series "Hopkins" provided an inside look at the patients, doctors and nurses who work at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. From the Department of Neurosurgery, the series featured:
Dr Benjamin Carson:
- Ben Carson's Story by Carson's Scholars
- Hopkins Doctor, Ben Carson Honored by White House (WBAL)
- Watch as Dr. Ben Carson talks about performing a risky brain surgery. (This is a video response to Dr. Ben Carson's Baltimore)
- US News & World Report video "Brain Surgery at Johns Hopkins"
- US News & World Report video "America's Best Leaders: Meet Maestros of Medicine and Music" (leadership qualities found in the conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, and the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins)
- Dr. Ben Carson's Inspiring Words
Dr Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa:
- Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa on Growing Up (produced and posted by Big Think)
- The Hook Up: Neurosurgeon Alfredo Quinones
- With the Brain Cancer Research Research for a Cure Foundation
- On the Today Show
- Second Annual Quinones-Hinojosa Stem Cell Luncheon for Patients