The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurology
Meyer Bldg, Room 2-147
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Dr. Adam Hartman received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. After completing his residency in Pediatrics in the National Capital Uniformed Services Pediatric Residency Program (National Naval Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center), he served as a general pediatrician in the US Navy for five years (the last as division head of general pediatrics at Naval Medical Center San Diego). He completed his residency in pediatric neurology and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology/pediatric epilepsy, both at Johns Hopkins. During his residency and fellowship, Dr. Hartman worked in the Epilepsy Research Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH under the direction of Michael Rogawski, MD.
Now an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Hartman focuses on treating children with epilepsy, with an emphasis on those whose seizures have not been adequately controlled with medication. As one of the Attending Physicians in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, he evaluates and manages patients in his clinic who may be candidates for epilepsy surgery, including those with Rasmussen syndrome, brain malformations, and perinatal strokes. Patients who may not be surgery candidates due to inborn errors of metabolism (particularly mitochondrial disorders) also are a special interest for Dr. Hartman. He is the Co-Director of the Neurology Intensive Care Nursery and is an Attending Physician on the Pediatric Neurology Inpatient Service.
Dr. Hartman’s laboratory is focused on discovering the anticonvulsant and disease-modifying mechanisms underlying several types of metabolism-based therapy for epilepsy, including the ketogenic diet. He is working at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with J. Marie Hardwick, PhD on this project.
Dr. Hartman is a coeditor of Treatment of Pediatric Neurologic Disorders, and has authored other research publications and textbook chapters on metabolism-based therapy and epilepsy surgery. He is the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Neurology Residency.
Dr. Hartman sees patients in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center.
- American Board of Pediatrics
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Special Qualification in Child Neurology)