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Edward Ahn, M.D.

Edward Sanghoon Ahn, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Male

Languages: English, Korean, Spanish

Expertise: Brain Hemorrhage, Brain Tumors, Cerebral Revascularization, Chiari Malformations, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Craniosynostosis, Encephalocele, Endoscopy, Hydrocephalus, Moyamoya Disease, Neonatal Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Skull Lesions, Spina Bifida, Spinal Dysraphism, Syringomyelia, Tethered Cord Syndrome, Vascular Malformations ...read more

Research Interests: hydrocephalus in premature infants; germinal matrix hemorrhage

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
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600 N. Wolfe Street
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Background

Dr. Edward Ahn focuses on the surgical treatment of neurological disorders in children. He has particular interests in minimally invasive endoscopic surgery for the treatment of hydrocephalus, brain tumors, and craniosynostosis. He also specializes in the treatment of patients with moyamoya syndrome.

Dr. Edward Ahn's research focuses on improving outcomes in premature infants with post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus.  He is the site principal investigator for the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN), a multi-center network of investigators in North America whose aim is to improve the lives of children with hydrocephalus.  Dr. Ahn also investigates novel surgical techniques in the treatment of infants with craniosynostosis. 

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Joint Appointment in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Education

Degrees

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine (2000)

Residencies

  • University of Maryland Medical Center / Neurosurgery (2006)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery / Neurological Surgery (2012)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Edward Ahn's research focuses on improving outcomes in premature infants with post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus.  He is the site principal investigator for the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN), a multi-center network of investigators in North America whose aim is to improve the lives of children with hydrocephalus.  Dr. Ahn also investigates novel surgical techniques in the treatment of infants with craniosynostosis. 

Technology Expertise Keywords

hydrocephalus

Clinical Trial Keywords

hypothermia in pediatric traumatic brain injury

Selected Publications

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Iyer RR, Uribe-Cardenas R, Ahn ES. Single incision endoscope-assisted surgery for sagittal craniosynostosis. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Oct 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Ahn ES, Goumnerova L. Endoscopic biopsy of brain tumors in children: diagnostic success and utility in guiding treatment strategies. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Mar;5(3):255-62.

Wang JY, Amin AG, Jallo GI, Ahn ES. Ventricular reservoir versus ventriculosubgaleal shunt for posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in preterm infants: infection risks and ventriculoperitoneal shunt rate. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Aug 22:1-8.

Wang JY, Dorafshar AH, Liu A, Groves ML, Ahn ES. The metopic index: an anthropometric index for the quantitative assessment of trigonocephaly from metopic synostosis. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Sep;18(3):275-80.

Yang W, Anderson-Keightly H, Westbroek EM, Caplan JM, Rong X, Hung AL, Colby GP, Coon AL, Tamargo RJ, Huang J, Ahn ES. Long-term hemorrhagic risk in pediatric patients with arteriovenous malformations. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Sep;18(3):329-38.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Member, American Neuropsychiatric Association, 2003
  • Augustus McCravey Resident Award Paper, Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Synthes Award for Resident Research in Brain and Craniofacial Injury, AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
  • AANS/CNS Resident Traveling Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Childrens Hospital Boston
  • AANS/CNS Resident Traveling Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery,, Childrens Hospital Boston
  • Chairman’s Award of Excellence in Teaching, Johns Hopkins University Department of Neurosurgery, 2010
  • Irving Sherman Travel Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University Department of Neurosurgery, 2010
  • Top Doctors, Baltimore Magazine, 2010
  • Top Doctors, Baltimore Magazine, 2011
  • Top Doctors, Baltimore Magazine, 2013
  • Top Doctors, Baltimore Magazine, 2015
  • Top Doctors, Baltimore Magazine, 2016

Memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Videos & Media

Patient Video: Pediatric Craniosynostosis

Patient Video: Seizures Lead to Pediatric Brain Surgery - Connor's Story

Pediatric Neurosurgery: Craniosynostosis Q&A

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