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

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Male  | Languages: English, Kannada

Appointment Phone

410-955-8620

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Centers & Institutes

Departments

  • Neurosurgery - Brain Tumor
  • Oncology

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-8620

600 N. Wolfe Street
Phipps Suite 118
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-8620
Fax: 410-955-8534

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-8620

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

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

Research Interests

Dr. Bettegowda has helped identify key genetic pathways that are altered in brain tumors, and he is 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

Biography

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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Meet our Experts: Dr. Chetan Bettegowda

Dr. Chetan Bettegowda offers neurosurgical treatments for patients with benign and malignant brain tumors, such as gliomas, meningiomas and pituitary tumors.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

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

    Residencies

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

    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

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists
    • Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins
    • Grant, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
    • Grant , American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    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 & 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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