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Monica Smith Pearl, MD

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

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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

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

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

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.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

American Society of Neuroradiology

American College of Radiology

Society of Neurointerventional Surgery

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Pontine glioma
  • Intra-arterial chemotherapy

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Duke University School of Medicine ( Durham NC) (2002)

    Residencies

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

    Fellowships

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

    Certifications

    • American Board of Radiology / Neuroradiology (2012)
    • American Board of Radiology / Diagnostic Radiology (2008)
  • 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. 

    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.

    Clinical Trials

    Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Intraocular Retinoblastoma

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

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Foundation Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research, American Society of Neuroradiology, 2013

    Emerging Womens Leadership Program 2012

    Solving Kids' Cancer, Therapeutic Development Initiative Grant Award, 2012

    Children's National Medical Center, Children's Research Institute, Sheikh Zayed RAC Grant Award, 2012

    Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Pediatric Neuroradiology, 2011

    Codman and Shurtleff Inc. Fellowship Training Grant, 2009

    RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award, 2008

    Chief resident, diagnostic radiology, George Washington University Hospital, 2007-2008

    Resident-in-Training Scholarship, Society of Interventional Radiology, 2006

    Research Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Cardiothoracic Research Laboratory, Duke University Medical Center, Dr. James E. Lowe, 2001-2002

    Enhanced Research Training Program Grant, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, 2001

    Intramural Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, 1995-1996

    Professional Activities

    Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Pediatric Neuroradiology

    Diplomate, American Board of Radiology

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Bloomberg Children's Center Room 7218
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-8525
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-8525
    Fax: 410-614-8238
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-955-8525
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-8525
    Fax: 410-614-8238
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    Department/Division

    • Radiology and Radiological Science - Interventional Neuroradiology

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