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Quoc-Anh Thai, MD

Division Chief of Hopkins Neurosurgery - National Capital Region
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

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Specializing In: Adults (18+ years)

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  • Division Chief of Hopkins Neurosurgery - National Capital Region
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center
  • Neurosurgical Spine Center


Brain Tumors, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Degenerative Spine Disease, Glioblastoma, Herniated Disc, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Spinal Stenosis


Dr. Quoc-Anh Thai treats patients with diseases involving the brain and spine as part of Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery located in Bethesda, Maryland. He focuses on treatments of the degenerative spine including neck and back pain, disc herniations, and stenosis that may require surgery using minimally-invasive techniques as well as traditional open procedures. Dr. Thai performs surgery for primary and metastatic brain tumors using computer-assisted neuronavigation. He also evaluates and treats patients on an outpatient basis for issues such as carpal tunnel syndromes and compression fractures.


  • English
  • Vietnamese


American Association of Neurological Surgeons American College of Surgeons The Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association Royal Society of Medicine

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  • Education +


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (1999)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurological Surgery (Baltimore MD ) (2005)


    • Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (2010)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed


    1. Sagher O, Zhang XQ, Szeto W, Thai QA, Jin Y, Kassell NF, Lee KS. Live computerized videomicroscopy of cerebral microvessels in brain slices. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism 1993; 13:676-682.

    2. Jin Y, Sagher O, Thai QA, Kassell NF, Lee KS. The effects of papaverine on phorbol dibutyrate-induced vasoconstriction in brain slice microvessels. Journal of Neurosurgery 1994; 81:574-578.

    3. Sagher O, Jin Y, Thai QA, Fergus A, Kassell NF, Lee KS. Cerebral microvascular responses to Endothelins: the role of ETA receptors. Brain Research 1994; 658:179-184

    4. Fergus A, Jin Y, Thai QA, Kassell NF, Lee KS. Vasodilatory actions of calcitonin gene-related peptide and nitric oxide in parenchymal microvessels of the rat hippocampus. Brain Research 1995; 694:78-84.

    5. Kamiryo T, Kassell NF, Thai QA, Lopes MBS, Lee KS, Steiner L. Histological changes in the normal rat brain after gamma irradiation. Acta Neurochirurgica 1996; 138:451-459

    6. Fergus A, Jin Y, Thai QA, Kassell NF, Lee KS. Tonic protein-kinase C-mediated vasoconstriction is unmasked when nitric-oxide synthase is inhibited in cerebral microvessels. Neuroscience 1996; 74:927-934.

    7. Thai QA, Oshiro EM, Tamargo RJ. Inhibition of experimental vasospasm in rats with the periadventitial administration of ibuprofen using controlled-release polymers. Stroke 1999; 30(1):140-147.

    8. Tierney TS, Clatterbuck RE, Lawson C, Thai QA, Rhines LD, Tamargo RJ. Prevention and reversal of experimental posthemorrhagic vasospasm by the periadventitial administration of nitric oxide from a controlled-release polymer. Neurosurgery 2001; 49(4):945-951

    9. Pradilla G, Thai QA, Wang PP, Legnani FG, Hsu W, Kretzer RM, Tamargo RJ. Delayed intracranial delivery of a nitric oxide donor from a controlled-release polymer prevents experimental cerebral vasospasm in rabbits. Neurosurgery. 2004 Dec;55(6):1393-400.

    10. Raza SM, Pradilla G, Legnani FG, Thai QA, Olivi A, Weingart JD, Brem H. Local delivery of antineoplastic agents for the treatment of malignant brain tumors Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy 2005; 5(4):477-494.

    11. Pradilla G, Thai QA, Legnani FG, Clatterbuck RE, Gailloud P, Murphy K, Tamargo RJ. Local delivery of ibuprofen via controlled-release polymers prevents angiographic vasospasm in a monkey model of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery. 2005 Jul;57(1 Suppl):184-90

    12. Thai QA, Reza S, Pradilla G, Tamargo RJ. Aneurysmal rupture without subarachnoid hemorrhage: Case Series and Literature Review. Neurosurgery. 2005 Aug;57(2):225-9

    13. Recinos P, Pradilla G, Thai QA, Crompton P, Rigamonti D. Management of spinal epidural abscesses. Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery. Editor: Robert F. Spetzler. Vol 7, Issue 4, Dec 2005.

    14. Legnani FG, Pradilla, Thai QA, Fiorindi A, Recinos PF, Tyler BM, Gaini SM, DiMeco F, Brem H, Olivi A. Lactacystin exhibits potent anti-tumor activity in an animal model of malignant glioma when administered via controlled-release polymers. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, in press Dec 2005.

    15. McGirt MJ, Pradilla G, Legnani FG, Thai QA, Recinos PF, Tamargo RJ, Clatterbuck RE. Systemic administration of simvastatin after the onset of experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage ameliorates cerebral vasospasm. Neurosurgery, 2006 May;58(5):945-51.

    16. Thai QA, Pradilla G, Legnani FG, Kretzer RM, Hsu W, Tamargo RJ. Lysis of intracerebral hematoma with stereotactically implanted tissue plasminogen activator polymers in a rabbit mode. J. Neurosurgery 2006 Sep;105(3):424-9.

    17. Recinos PF, Pradilla G, Thai QA, Hdeib AM, Gomez M, Tamargo RJ. Controlled release of lipopolysaccharide in the subarachnoid space of rabbits induces chronic vasospasm in the absence of blood. Surg Neurol. 2006 Nov;66(5):463-9.

    18. Raza SM, Jabbour S, Thai QA, Pradilla G, Kleinberg LR, Wharam M, Rigamonti D. Repeat stereotactic radiosurgery for high-grade and large intracranial arteriovenous malformations. Surg Neurol, 2007 Jul;68(1):24-34

    19. Raza SM, Thai QA, Pradilla G, Tamargo RJ. Frontozygomatic titanium cranioplasty in frontosphenotemporal (pterional) craniotomy. Neurosurgery, 2008 Mar;62 (3 Suppl 1):262-4; discusin 264-5.

    20. Germanwala AV, ThaiQA, Pradilla G, Tamargo RJ. Simple technique for intraoperative angiographic localization of small vascular lesions. Neurosurgery 67: 818-823, 2010.


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    Meet our Experts: Dr. Quoc-Anh Thai

    Dr. Quoc-Anh Thai provides neurosurgery treatment of brain and spinal tumors, such as pituitary tumors, cerebrovascular disease, and epilepsy.

    The Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Program at Suburban Hospital

    Interview with neurosurgeons Dr. Quoc-Anh Thai and Dr. David Lin about the Johns Hopkins neurosurgery program at Suburban Hospital.

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    Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery
    4927 Auburn Avenue
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Phone: 301-896-6069
    Appointment Phone: 301-896-6069


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