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Henry Brem, MD

Director, Department of Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery

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Titles

  • Director, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Harvey Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Director, Hunterian Neurosurgical Research Laboratory
  • Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Professor of Oncology

Centers & Institutes

  • Acoustic Neuroma Center
  • Brain Tumor Center
  • Glioma Center
  • Meningioma Center
  • Metastatic Brain Tumor Center
  • Pituitary Center
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Expertise

Acoustic Neuromas, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumors, Gliomas, Meningiomas, Metastatic Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Pituitary Tumors, Skull Base Tumors

Research Interests

Delivery of chemotherapy directly to the brain; New clinical treatments for brain tumors; Computer navigation systems used during surgery; Brain tumor vaccines; Anti-angiogenesis therapies

Biography

Dr. Henry 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. Henry 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.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

2009 - present: NYU in DC Committee, New York University Alumni

2007- present: Society of Neurological Surgeons – Committee on Resident Education (CoRE)

2007 - present: B.R.A.I.N. (Brain Research Academy International for Neoplasia) founding member

2007: American Academy of Neurological Surgery, Scientific Program Chair - 69thAnnual Meeting,

Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, Nevada Oct 31-Nov 3, 2007.

2005 - present: Society of Neurological Surgeons, Research Updates in Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons (RUNN) at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts; RUNN Course Co-Director; RUNN Curriculum (Subcommittee)

2003- present: Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences: IOM Membership Committee, Vice-Chair, Section 1 (2003-2005) IOM, Membership Committee, Chair, Section 1 (2005-2007) IOM, Nomination Committee, (2011-present)

2002 – 2009: Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation, Executive Council Member

2001: Liaison to the National Cancer Institute for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Board of Directors

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Harvard Medical School ( Boston MA) (1978)

    Residencies

    • Neurological Institute of New York / Neurosurgery ( New York NY) (1984)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ( Baltimore MD) (1980)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Neurological Surgery / Neurological Surgery (1986)
  • Research & Publications +

    Lab

    Dr. Brem is the principal investigator in the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Subependymoma and Ependymoma Research Center. This research center conducts basic science, translational and clinical practice research with the goals of optimizing current treatment options and developing new therapies that will positively impact the care and lives of patients with subependymomas and ependymomas, primary central nervous system (CNS) brain tumors

    Clinical Trials

    Learn more about clinicial trials at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    2010 - 2013: Neurosurgery Department Ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report

    2013: Abhijit Guha Award, Society for Neuro-Oncology and the Section on Tumors of the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons

    2013: The Michael S. Voynick Lecture in Neuro-Oncology Award, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

    2012: Castle Connolly Magazine, Top Doctors: Washington-Baltimore

    2012: Boy Scouts of America, Health Leadership Award

    2011: Commencement Address, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    2011: Seventh Annual Stuart Rowe Society Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neurosurgery

    2010: Tenth Annual Hugo V. Rizzoli, M.D. Lecturer, Walter Reed Army Medical Center & National Naval Medical Center, National Capital Neurosurgery

    2010: Faculty Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

    2010: Van Wagenen Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

    2010: Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award, Voices Against Brain Cancer

    Professional Activities

    Editorial Board Appointments:

    Neurosurgery, Editorial Advisory Board, 2011 - present
    World Neurosurgery, 2010 - present
    Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2006-2008
    NeuroRx (ASENT), 2002-2005
    Annals of Surgical Oncology (Section of Neuro-Oncology,) Executive Committee 2002-2005
    AACR, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 2001
    Neuro-Oncology, 1998 - 2003
    Neurosurgery, 1997 - 2011

    Books:

    Section Editor, Youmans Textbook of Neurological Surgery-6th Edition, 2011
    Section Editor, Youmans Textbook of Neurological Surgery-5th Edition, 2004
    Guest Editor, Special Edition: Implant Approach to Chemotherapy,(JNO) 1995

     

  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    Meet our Experts: Dr. Henry Brem

    Dr. Henry Brem, director of the Department of Neurosurgery, focuses on the surgical treatment of pituitary tumors, meningiomas, gliomas, acoustic neuromas and other solid brain tumors.

    Dr. Brem Describes the Spirit of Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery

    Dr Henry Brem, Director of Neurosurgery, discusses the unique spirit of the team's clinical and research approach to diagnosing, treating & caring for patients with spine problems, brain tumors, pediatric neurosurgery conditions and cerebrovascular issues.

    Patient story: Brain Tumor Patient, Carlos

    Diagnosed with a grade two astrocytoma brain tumor, Carlos is currently living with brain cancer. Carlos is receiving his treatment and care from Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Henry Brem at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center.

    Dr. Henry Brem, Part 1 of 2 - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Convocation 2011

    Henry Brem, M.D., Harvey Cushing Professor and Chairman of the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery, Commencement Address to Graduates, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Convocation 2011

    Dr. Henry Brem, Part 2 of 2 - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Convocation 2011

    Henry Brem, M.D., Harvey Cushing Professor and Chairman of the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery, Commencement Address to Graduates, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Convocation 2011

    Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery First Annual Harvey Cushing Lecture Part 1 of 3

    Dr. Henry Brem and Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa present at the first annual Harvey Cushing Lecture at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery First Annual Harvey Cushing Lecture Part 2 of 3

    Dr. Ben Carson delivers the first part of his talk as part of the Harvey Cushing lecture.

    Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery First Annual Harvey Cushing Lecture Part 3 of 3

    Dr. Ben Carson concludes his presentation as part of the first annual Harvey Cushing lecture at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    Video Links

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Giffords' Case Offers Insight on Mysteries of the ''Changeable'' Brain, PBS Newshour (01/17/2011)

     

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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower Room 6115A
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-2249
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-2248
    Fax: 410-955-8263
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    Department/Division

    • Neurosurgery - Neuro-Oncology
    • Neurosurgery - Brain Tumor
    • Neurosurgery - Neurological Surgery

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