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Chetan Bettegowda, M.D., Ph.D.

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Director, Meningioma Center

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Male

Languages: English, Kannada

Expertise: Brain Tumors, CyberKnife and stereotactic radiosurgery, Gliomas, Meningiomas, Metastatic Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Pituitary Tumors, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Tumors, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia ...read more

Research Interests: Identify key genetic pathways that are altered in brain tumors; Developing clinical trials to selectively target these pathways; Developing targeted therapies for patients with primary and metastatic tumors of the brain and spine; Ongoing clinical protocol to develop a simple blood test that can detect and monitor disease burden in patients with tumors affecting the central nervous system ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
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600 N. Wolfe Street
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Phone: 410-955-8620
Fax: 410-955-8534

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601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-8620
Fax: 410-955-8534

Background

Dr. Chetan Bettegowda offers comprehensive treatments for adult patients with benign and malignant brain tumors, specializing in the treatment of patients with primary brain tumors such as gliomas, meningiomas and pituitary tumors. He performs both open surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with metastatic tumors to the brain, and also provides stereotactic radiosurgery for other neurological disorders, including spinal tumors, trigeminal neuralgia and skull-base tumors.

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Titles

  • Director, Meningioma Center
  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Education

Degrees

  • MD PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2005)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurological Surgery (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Bringing personalized medicine to the forefront of treatment for patients with brain and spinal tumors is of specific interest to Dr. Chetan Bettegowda. His research is dedicated to developing targeted therapies for patients with primary and metastatic tumors of the brain and spine. As part of this research, he has helped identify key genetic pathways that are altered in brain tumors, and he is developing clinical trials to selectively target these pathways. Dr. Bettegowda is also spearheading an ongoing clinical protocol to develop a simple blood test that can detect and monitor disease burden in patients with tumors affecting the central nervous system

Clinical Trial Keywords

Ongoing clinical protocol to develop a simple blood test that can detect and monitor disease burden in patients with tumors affecting the central nervous system

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists
  • Sanford Larson Award for Best Peripheral Nerve/Spine Paper, AANS
  • Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins
  • Grant, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
  • Grant , American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Videos & Media

Doorways to Discovery: Liquid Biopsy to Track Cancer

Chetan Bettegowda, M.D., Ph.D., a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, discusses his research on a new liquid biopsy to screen asymptomatic people to detect cancers when they are not yet clinically detectable.

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

A Liquid Biopsy to Track Cancer and Avoid Surgery, Doorways to Discovery (November 2014)

Tumor Tracker, Hopkins Medicine Magazine, Spring/Summer 2014

 

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