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Alessandro Olivi, M.D.

Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Professor of Neurosurgery

Male  | Languages: English, Italian

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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  • Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Director of Neurosurgical Oncology
  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Oncology

Centers & Institutes


  • Neurosurgery - Brain Tumor
  • Oncology - Brain Cancer


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-0465

4940 Eastern Avenue
301 Mason F. Lord Drive Suite 2100
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0465

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6406

600 N. Wolfe Street
Phipps 1-100
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-0703
Fax: 410-614-9877

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6406

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Acoustic Neuromas, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumors, Glioblastoma, Meningiomas, Metastatic Disease, Neurosurgery , Skull Base Tumors

Research Interests

Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors; Cancer Stem Cells; New Drug Delivery Systems


Dr. Alessandro Olivi focuses on the surgical treatment of primary and metastatic tumors of the brain and spinal cord. He performs microsurgery on skull-based tumors, such as acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, gliomas and vascular lesions. Additional clinical interests include cerebrovascular conditions and craniofacial reconstructions. more

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    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Faculty Of Medicine Univeristy Of Padova / MD; Medicine (1979)


    • University of Cincinnati Hospital - GME / Neurosurgery (1988)


    • Faculty Of Medicine Univeristy Of Padova / Medicine (1982)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1991)


    • American Board of Neurological Surgery / Neurological Surgery (1994)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Alessandro Olivi is actively involved in designing and running clinical experimental protocols to develop and assess new treatments for patients with brain tumors. He is also leading multidisciplinary initiatives to coordinate the most suitable management of patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent brain tumors.

    Dr. Olivi is also involved in several research activities in the areas of immunotherapy for brain tumors, cancer stem cells and new drug delivery systems.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Frazier JL, Han JE, Lim M, Olivi A. Immunotherapy combined with chemotherapy in the treatment of tumors. Neurosurg Clin N Am 21:187-194, 2010.

    Chaichana KL, Kosztowski T, Niranjan A, Olivi A, Weingart JD, Laterra J, Brem H, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Prognostic significance of contrast-enhancing anaplastic astrocytomas in adults. J Neurosurg 113 (2) 286-292, 2010.

    Raza SM, Garzon-Muvdi T, Boaehen K, Olivi A, Gallia G, Lim M, Subramanian P, Quinones-Hinojosa A. The supraorbital craniotomy for access to the skull base and intraxial lesions: a technique in evolution. Minim Invasive Neurosurg 53:1-8, 2010.

    Siu IM, Tyler BM, Chen JX, Eberhart CG, Thomale UW, Olivi A, Jallo GI, Riggins GJ, Gallia GL. Establishment of a human glioblastoma stemlike brainstem rodent tumor model. J Neurosurg Pediatr 6(1):92-97 2010.
    112. Chaichana KL, McGirt MJ, Woodworth GF, Datoo G, Tamargo RJ, Weingart J, Olivi A, Brem H, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Persistent outpatient hyperglycemia is independently associated with survival, recurrence and malignant degeneration following surgery for hemispheric low grade gliomas. Neuro Res 32(4):442-448, 2010.

    Pendleton C, Olivi A, Jallo GI, Quinones-Hinojosa, A. Unique challenges faced by pediatric neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing in 1909 at Johns Hopkins: A choroid plexus tumor of the lateral ventricle mimicking a cerebellar lesion. Childs Nervous System 27 (7), 1145-1148, 2011.

    Binder ZA, Johnson MW, Joshi A, Hann CL, Griffin CA, Olivi A, Riggins GJ, Gallia GL. Glioblastoma multiforme in the Muir-Torre syndrome. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 113(5), 411-415, 2011.

    Chaichana KL, Halthore AN, Parker SL, Olivi A, Weingart JD, Brem H, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Factors involved in maintaining prolonged functional independence following supratentorial glioblastoma resection. J Neurosurg 114 (3):604-612, 2011.

    Chaichana KL, Chaichana K, Olivi A, Weingart JD, Bennett R, Brem H, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Surgical outcomes for older patients with glioblastoma multiforme: Preoperative factors associated with decreased survival. J Neurosurgery 114 (3) 587-594, 2011.

    Latimer K, Pendleton C, Olivi A, Cohen-Gadol AA, Brem H, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Haravey Cushings open and thorough documentation of surgical mishaps at the dawn of neurological surgery. Archives of Surgery 146 (2) 226-232, 2011.

    Grossman R, Mukherjee D, Chang DC, Bennett R, Brem, H, Olivi A, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Preoperative Charlson comorbidity score predicts postoperative outcomes among older intracranial meningioma patients. World Neurosurgsery 75 (2) 279-285, 2011.

    Chaichana KL, Garzon-Muvdi T, Parker S, Weingart JD, Olivi A, Bennett R, Brem H, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Supratentorial glioblastoma multiforme: The role of surgical resection versus biopsy among older patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology 18 (1) 239-245, 2011.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • Society for Neuro-Oncology
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