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Monica Smith Pearl, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Interventional Neuroradiology
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Female

Appointment Phone

410-955-8525

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Attending physician, Division of Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Departments

  • Radiology and Radiological Science - Neuroradiology

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-8525

600 N. Wolfe Street
Charlotte R. Bloomberg Childrens Center Suite 7218
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-8525
Fax: 410-614-8238

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-8525

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-955-8525
Fax: 410-614-8238

Expertise

Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Arteriovenous Fistulas, Arteriovenous Malformations, Atherosclerosis, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Cerebral Aneurysms, Cerebral Vascular Disease, Cerebral vascular malformations, Diagnostic Radiology, Intracerebral Hemorrhage , Intracranial Aneurysm, Moyamoya Disease, Neuroradiology , Neurovascular interventions, Pediatric Neurovascular Disorders, Sclerotherapy

Research Interests

Radiation dose reduction; Intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma; Intra-arterial chemotherapy for diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas; Multimodality fusion, image guidance; Pediatric cerebrovascular diseases

Biography

Dr. Monica Smith Pearl is an Assistant Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science and acts as Attending Physician in the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology.

Her areas of specialization include pediatric neuroradiology and neurovascular disorders, arteriovenous malformations and fisultas, atherosclerosis, carotid artery stenosis, cerebral aneurysms, cerebral vascular disease and malformations, intracerebral hemorrhage, intracranial aneurysms, Moyamoya disease and sclerotherapy.

Dr. Pearl received her B.S. in mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998 and her M.D. from Duke University in 2002. Following training in general surgery and diagnostic radiology at the George Washington University, she earned her certification from the American Board of Radiology in 2008. After completing fellowships in both diagnostic neuroradiology and interventional neuroradiology at the Johns Hopkins University, she joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2010.

In addition to being an Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Pediatric Neuroradiology, she is also a member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, American College of Radiology, Senior Member of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery and a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology with subspecialty board certification in neuroradiology.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • Duke University School of Medicine / MD (2002)

    Residencies

    • George Washington University School of Medicine / Radiology (2008)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Radiology (2010)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Radiology / Diagnostic Radiology (2008)
    • American Board of Radiology / Neuroradiology (2012, 2016)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Pearl’s research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric neurovascular diseases, superficial vascular malformations including arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), venous malformations, and lymphatic malformations. She also focuses on radiation dose reduction strategies and innovative endovascular therapies for adult and pediatric tumors of the head, neck and spine. She is the principal investigator for an active phase II clinical trial involving the intra-arterial administration of chemotherapy for intraocular retinoblastoma. She is also the principal investigator for a phase I clinical trial involving the intra-arterial administration of chemotherapy for progressive diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas.

    Clinical Trials:

    Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Intraocular Retinoblastoma

    Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Progressive Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas


    Clinical Trial Keywords: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, Retinoblastoma, Pontine glioma, Intra-arterial chemotherapy

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Pearl MS, Wolinsky JP, Gailloud P. Preoperative embolization of primary spinal aneurysmal bone cysts by direct percutaneous intralesional injection of n-BCA. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012 Jun;23(6):841-5.
    2. Pearl MS, Chen JX, Gregg L, San Millan D, Belzberg A, Jallo G, Gailloud P. Angiographic detection and characterization of cryptic venous anomalies associated with spinal cord cavernous malformations using flat panel catheter angiotomography (FPCA). Neurosurgery. 2012 May 16. [Epub ahead of print]
    3. Pearl M, Gregg L, Gailloud P. Endovascular treatment of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2010 Apr; 21 (2): 271-280.
    4. Puttgen K, Pearl M, Tekes A, Mitchell S. Update on pediatric extracranial vascular anomalies of the head and neck. Childs Nerv Syst. 2010 Oct; 26 (10): 1417-33. Epub 2010 Aug 10.
    5. Pearl M, Gomez J, Gregg L, Gailloud P. Endovascular management of vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations. Influence of the normal venous drainage on the choice of a treatment strategy. Childs Nerv Syst. 2010 Oct; 26 (10):1367-79. Epub 2010 Aug 20.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Intramural Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health, 1995 - 1996
    • Enhanced Research Training Program Grant, National Institutes of Health, 2001
    • Research Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, 2001 - 2002
    • Resident-in-Training Scholarship, Society of Interventional Radiology, 2006
    • Chief resident, George Washington University Hospital, 2007 - 2008
    • RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award, 2008
    • Codman and Shurtleff Inc. Fellowship Training Grant, 2009
    • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Pediatric Neuroradiology, 2011
    • Sheikh Zayed RAC Grant Award, Children's Research Institute, 2012
    • Emerging Womens Leadership Program, 2012
    • Solving Kids' Cancer, Therapeutic Development Initiative Grant Award, 2012
    • Foundation Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research, American Society of Neuroradiology, 2013

    Memberships

    • American College of Radiology
    • American Society of Neuroradiology
    • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery

    Professional Activities

    • Diplomate, American Board of Radiology
    • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Pediatric Neuroradiology
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