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Ahmet Hoke, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Neuromuscular Division
Professor of Neurology

Male  | Languages: English, Turkish

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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  • Director, Neuromuscular Division
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Professor of Neuroscience

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-2227

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2227


Hyperhidrosis, Neurology, Neuropathies

Research Interests

Mechanisms of peripheral neuropathies; developing treatments for nerve regeneration and neuroprotection


Dr. Ahmet Hoke focuses on neuromuscular diseases with a particular interest in peripheral nerve diseases. He has specialized expertise in nerve conduction studies, electromyography and nerve and muscle biopsy reading. In 2005, he received the coveted Derek Denny Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award given by the American Neurological Association to a member of the association who has achieved a significant stature in neurological research and whose promise of continuing major contributions to the field of neurology is anticipated.

Dr. Ahmet Hoke received his medical degree from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. He then completed an internship and residency in medicine at MetroHealth Saint Lukes Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. He completed his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Case Western Reserve University before joining The Johns Hopkins for his neurology residency. He went on to the University of Calgary for a neuromuscular fellowship. more

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    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Hacettepe University / MD (1988)


    • Saint Luke's Medical Center / Internal Medicine (1992)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (1997)


    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1989)
    • Faculty of Medicine University of Calgary / Neuromuscular Medicine (1999)


    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology (1999, 2009)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Hoke's research interest includes studies on basic biology of peripheral axons and Schwann cells and disorders affecting the peripheral nervous system. He uses in vitro and in vivo models of peripheral neuropathies (HIV-associated sensory neuropathies and toxic neuropathies) to study the mechanism of axonal damage and develop therapeutic targets for drug development. In addition, he has more basic research focusing on mechanisms of axonal degeneration and regeneration using in vitro and in vivo models. He utilizes engineered stem cells as therapeutic gene delivery tools to promote axonal regeneration in chronically denervated nerves as seen in many degenerating disorders of the peripheral nervous system such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and inherited neuropathies.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Clinical Research Fellowship, Canada, 1997 - 1999
    • Jay Slotkin Award for Excellence in Research, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 1997
    • Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2002 - 2004
    • Derek Denny Brown Award, American Neurological Association, 2005


    • American Academy of Neurology
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • American Neurological Association
    • Peripheral Nerve Society
    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    • Society for Neuroscience
  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    The Battle to Protect and Preserve Peripheral Nerves, Doorways to Discovery (November 2014)

    Antioxidant shows promise to prevent peripheral neuropathy, Palm Beach Daily News (11/26/2013)

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