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Eric Bradley Jelin, M.D.

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Director, Fetal Program, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery


Expertise: Advanced Laparoscopy, Anti-reflux Surgery, Biliary Atresia, Biliary Tract Surgery, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Esophageal Surgery, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Fetal Surgery, Fetoscopy, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Neonatal Surgery, Pectus Carinatum, Pectus Excavatum, Pediatric Oncologic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Trauma, Thoracic Surgery, Tracheoesophageal Fistula, Wilms Tumor more

Research Interests: outcomes after fetal therapy for congenital diaphragmatic hernia; device development for fetal therapy.

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
Appointment Phone: 443-997-5437

1800 Orleans Street
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 7323
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County
Appointment Phone: 410-502-6649

10700 Charter Drive
Charter Professional Building, Suite 140
Columbia, MD 21044 map

Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 443-849-6201

Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute
6701 N. Charles Street
Physicians Pavilion East Suite 313
Towson, MD 21204 map
Phone: 443-849-6275


Eric Jelin is a pediatric surgeon and director of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center Fetal Program—a multidisciplinary treatment team which features experts in fetal, maternal, neonatal and pediatric care.

In his role for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Dr. Jelin performs prenatal, neonatal and pediatric surgery, as well as counsel parents with pregnancies complicated by fetal anomalies.

 A native of New York City, Dr. Jelin comes to Johns Hopkins from the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he was a fellow in pediatric surgery from 2013-2015. His research interests are improving outcomes after fetal therapy for congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and device development for fetal therapy. more


  • Director, Fetal Program, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics



  • MD, Harvard Medical School (2005)


  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine / General Surgery (2008)
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine / General Surgery (2013)


  • Children's National Medical Center / Pediatric Surgery (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery / General Surgery (2013)
  • American Board of Surgery / Pediatric Surgery (2016)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Jelin EB, Daggag H, Speer AL, Hameed N, Lessan N, Barakat M, Nadler EP. Melanocortin-4 receptor signaling is not required for short-term weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy in pediatric patients. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Nov 5. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.230. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26538186.

Lindskog H, Kim YH, Jelin EB, Kong Y, Guevara-Gallardo S, Kim TN, Wang RA. Molecular identification of venous progenitors in the dorsal aorta reveals an aortic origin for the cardinal vein in mammals. Development. 2014 Mar;141(5):1120-8. doi: 10.1242/dev.101808. PubMed PMID: 24550118; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3929407.

Shue E, Bolouri M, Jelin EB, Vu L, Bratton B, Cedars E, Yoke L, Byrne F, Hirose S, Feldstein V, Miniati D, Lee H. Tumor metrics and morphology predict poor prognosis in prenatally diagnosed sacrococcygeal teratoma: a 25-year experience at a single institution. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun;48(6):1225-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.03.016. PubMed PMID: 23845611.

Nijagal A, Jelin E, Feldstein VA, Courtier J, Urisman A, Jones KD, Lee H, Hirose S, MacKenzie TC. The diagnosis and management of intradiaphragmatic extralobar pulmonary sequestrations: a report of 4 cases. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Aug;47(8):1501-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.11.066. PubMed PMID: 22901907.

Loh KC, Jelin E, Hirose S, Feldstein V, Goldstein R, Lee H. Microcystic congenital pulmonary airway malformation with hydrops fetalis: steroids vs open fetal resection. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan;47(1):36-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.10.015. PubMed PMID: 22244389.

Jelin EB, Kim TN, Nathan N, Miniati D. Synchronous ipsilateral Bochdalek and Morgagni diaphragmatic hernias: a case report. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Dec;46(12):2383-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.09.062. Review. PubMed PMID: 22152887.

Jelin EB, Schecter SC, Gonzales KD, Hirose S, Lee H, Machin GA, Rand L, Feldstein VA. Guide wire assisted catheterization and colored dye injection for vascular mapping of monochorionic twin placentas. J Vis Exp. 2011 Sep 5;(55):e2837. doi: 10.3791/2837. PubMed PMID: 21912372; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3230187.

Jelin EB, Etemadi M, Encinas J, Schecter SC, Chapin C, Wu J, Guevara-Gallardo S, Nijagal A, Gonzales KD, Ferrier WT, Roy S, Miniati D. Dynamic tracheal occlusion improves lung morphometrics and function in the fetal lamb model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jun;46(6):1150-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.03.049. PubMed PMID: 21683214; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3128884.

Pichakron KO, Jelin EB, Hirose S, Curran PF, Jamshidi R, Stephenson JT, Fechter R, Strange M, Harrison MR. Magnamosis II: Magnetic compression anastomosis for minimally invasive gastrojejunostomy and jejunojejunostomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jan;212(1):42-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2010.09.031. PubMed PMID: 21184956.

Jancelewicz T, Vu LT, Keller RL, Jelin EB, Bratton BJ, Townsend TC, Nobuhara KK. Outcomes of multigestational pregnancies affected by congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Sep;45(9):1753-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2010.04.006. PubMed PMID: 20850616.

Miniati D, Jelin EB, Ng J, Wu J, Carlson TR, Wu X, Looney MR, Wang RA. Constitutively active endothelial Notch4 causes lung arteriovenous shunts in mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Feb;298(2):L169-77. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00188.2009. Epub 2009 Nov 20. PubMed PMID: 19933399; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2822562.

Curran PF, Jelin EB, Rand L, Hirose S, Feldstein VA, Goldstein RB, Lee H. Prenatal steroids for microcystic congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jan;45(1):145-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.10.025. PubMed PMID: 20105595.

Jelin E, Hirose S, Rand L, Curran P, Feldstein V, Guevara-Gallardo S, Jelin A, Gonzales K, Goldstein R, Lee H. Perinatal outcome of conservative management versus fetal intervention for twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence with a small acardiac twin. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2010;27(3):138-41. doi: 10.1159/000295176. Epub 2010 Mar 9. PubMed PMID: 20215730.

Jelin E, Lee H. Tracheal occlusion for fetal congenital diaphragmatic hernia: the US experience. Clin Perinatol. 2009 Jun;36(2):349-61, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2009.03.011. Review. PubMed PMID: 19559324.

Jelin E, Jelin AC, Lee H. Sacrococcygeal teratoma with spinal canal invasion prenatally diagnosed. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Apr;44(4):E9-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2008.12.027. PubMed PMID: 19361623.

Jelin EB, Smink DS, Vernon AH, Brooks DC. Management of biliary tract disease during pregnancy: a decision analysis. Surg Endosc. 2008 Jan;22(1):54-60. Epub 2007 Aug 23. PubMed PMID: 17713817.

Activities & Honors


  • Judson Randolph Fellow, Children's National Health Sytsem, 2014 - 2015
  • Esther Nusz Resident Achievement Award, University of California San Francisco, 2013
  • Absite 99th percentile Award, UUCSF, 2011
  • Young Investigator Award, International Fetal Medicine and Surgey Society, 2011
  • Judah Folkman Prize, American Pediatric Surgery Association, 2009
  • Frederick T. Sheldon Traveling Fellowship, Harvard College, 2000 - 2001
  • B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Havard College, 2000


  • Academy of Pediatrics, 2014
  • American Pediatric Surgery Association, 2014
  • International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, 2014
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