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Speaker Topics: Neurosurgery

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Ahn, Edward Sanghoon, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Joint Appointment in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Brain Hemorrhage, Brain Tumors, Cerebral Revascularization, Chiari Malformations, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Craniosynostosis, Encephalocele, Endoscopy, Hydrocephalus, Moyamoya Disease, Neonatal Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Skull Lesions, Spina Bifida, Spinal Dysraphism, Syringomyelia, Tethered Cord Syndrome, Vascular Malformations
Research Interests: hydrocephalus in premature infants, germinal matrix hemorrhage
 

Topics:

  • Fetal Ventriculomegaly: Current Management, Goals, and Expectations
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Craniosynostosis and Plagiocephaly
  • Moyamoya Syndrome: Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Considerations in the Management of Pediatric Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

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Anderson, William Stanley, M.A., M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Deep Brain Stimulation, Dystonia, Epilepsy Surgery, Essential Tremor, Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy, Neurosurgery, Parkinson's Disease, Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy, Temporal Lobectomy, Therapeutic Neuromodulation
 

Topics:

  • The Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy - Current Practice Update
  • The Surgical Treatment of Movement Disorders
  • Computational Modeling of Seizures and Therapeutic Treatments

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Coon, Alexander Lewis, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery
Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Acute Stroke Care, Aneurysms, Arteriovenous Malformations, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Cavernous Malformations, Cerebral Aneurysms, Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Moyamoya Disease, Neurosurgery, Spinal Disorders, Stroke, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Research Interests: Dr. Coons research interests are in the development of endovascular devices and the techniques and outcomes associated with their usage for cerebrovascular pathology. He has published extensively in the field of stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).
 

Topics:

  • Update on Cerebral Aneurysm Treatment
  • Cerebral Aneurysm Coiling
  • Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping
  • Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
  • Endovascular Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
  • Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)
  • Embolization of Cerebral AVMs
  • Treatment of dural Arteriovenous Malformations (dAVFs)
  • Management of Moyamoya Disease
  • EC-IC Bypass for Cerebral Steno-occlusive Disease
  • Management of Carotid Stenosis: Surgery versus Stenting
  • Interventional Management of Acute Stroke
  • MERCI Retrieval Device for Acute Stroke
  • PENUMBRA Reperfusion System for Acute Stroke
  • Current Concepts in Intracranial Stenting
  • Contemporary Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)
  • Update on Neurosurgical Critical Care

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Gallia, Gary Louis, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Oncology
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director of the Neurosurgery Skull Base Center
Director of Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Brain Cancer, Brain Tumors, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks, Cholesterol Granuloma, Chordomas, Chrondrosarcoma, Clival Tumors, Encephalocele, Endoscopic Repair of Nasal Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks, Endoscopic Resection of Nasal Tumors, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Esthesioneuroblastoma, Glioblastoma, Gliomas, Meningiomas, Neurosurgery, Paranasal Sinus Tumors, Parasellar Tumors, Pituitary Tumors, Sellar Tumors, Skull Base Tumors, Suprasellar Tumors
Research Interests: Dr. Gallias primary research interests are in the development of novel therapeutics against malignant brain and skull base tumors, outcomes following endonasal endoscopic skull base surgery and development of next generation intraoperative endoscopic platforms.
 

Topics:

  • Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Skull Base Surgery Through the Nose
  • Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
  • Management of Skull Base Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks
  • Expanded Endonasal Endoscopic Approaches for Skull Base Pathology

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Huang, Judy, M.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery
Director of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program
Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Adult Cranioplasty Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Arteriovenous Malformations, Brain Cancer, Brain Hemorrhage, Brain Tumors, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Cavernous Malformations, Cerebellar Ataxia, Cerebral Aneurysms, Cerebral Revascularization, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Chiari Malformations, Complex Skull Reconstruction, Cranioplasty, Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Moyamoya Disease, Neurosurgery, Spinal Vascular Malformations
Research Interests: cerebral ischemia
 

Topics:

  • Carotid Artery Stenosis: Update on Endarterectomy and Stenting
  • Cerebral Aneurysms: Clipping vs. Coiling
  • Current Management of Cerebral Vasospasm
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Current Strategies
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

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Jallo, George Issa, M.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Achondroplasia, Arachnoid Cysts, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Brain Cancer, Brain Stem Tumors, Cerebral Palsy, Chiari Malformations, Craniosynostosis, Endoscopy, Epilepsy Surgery, Hydrocephalus, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Brachial Plexus, Pediatric Brain Cancer, Pediatric Brain Tumors, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury, Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumors, Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Pituitary Tumors, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Dysraphism, Spine Tumors
 

Topics:

  • Hydrocephalus
  • Minimally Invasive Intracranial Neurosurgery (Endoscopic/Endoscope Assisted)
  • Brainstem and Spinal Cord Tumors: New Treatment Paradigms
  • Chiari Syndrome: What is it and how best to treat

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Lim, Michael, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Oncology
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Director of Brain Tumor Immunotherapy
Director of the Metastatic Brain Tumor Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Arteriovenous Malformations, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumors, Glioblastoma, Metastatic Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Oncology, Radiosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Trigeminal Neuralgia
Research Interests: Brain Tumor Vaccines, Brain Metastases, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Spine Radiosurgery
 

Topics:

  • Management of Primary Glial Tumors
  • Management of Metastatic Brain Tumors
  • Immune Microenvironment of Brain Tumors and CNS
  • Immunotherapy/Vaccines for Brain Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumors – Endonasal and Endoscopic Techniques
  • Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Radiosurgery for tumors, AVMs, Acoustic Neuromas and Pain
  • Extracranial Radiosurgery

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Lin, Shih-Chun, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Back and Neck, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumors, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Degenerative Spine Disease, Glioblastoma, Head Injury, Metastatic Brain Tumors, Nerve Compression, Neurological Disease, Neurosurgery, Ruptured Disc, Seizure Disorder, Spinal Tumors, Spine Surgery
Research Interests: Using the latest technology, such as optogenetics, to investigate mechanisms behind epilepsy control and glial cell reaction to pathologic conditions
 

Topics:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery for disc herniation and lumbar setnosis      
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Treatment of degenerative spine disease
  • Surgical treatment for brain tumors
  • Endoscopic repair of skull base defect and CSF leak
  • Endoscopic surgery for skull base tumors
  • Endoscopic surgery for pituitary tumors

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Olivi, Alessandro, M.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Oncology
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Director of Neurosurgical Oncology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Acoustic Neuromas, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumors, Glioblastoma, Meningiomas, Metastatic Disease, Neurosurgery, Skull Base Tumors
Research Interests: Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors, Cancer Stem Cells, New Drug Delivery Systems
 

Topics:

  • Malignant tumors
  • Brain tumors: current management strategies
  • Immuno-therapy strategies for the treatment of brain tumors
  • Stereotactic biopsy of deep tumor lesions
  • Skull base surgery techniques
  • Awake craniotomies for intraoperative speech mapping
  • Gamma knife treatment of brain tumors

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Quinones-Hinojosa, Alfredo, M.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Oncology
Director, Brain Tumor Surgery Program
Director, Pituitary Surgery Program
Director, Neurosurgery Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Brain Cancer, Brain Stem Tumors, Brain Tumors, Endoscopy, Glioblastoma, Neurosurgery, Pituitary Tumors, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors
Research Interests: Stem cells in relation to the origin of brain tumors, and the potential role stem cells can play in fighting brain cancer and regaining neurological function, Neuro-Oncology Surgical Outcomes Research: working to improve patient safety and maximize the efficacy of current treatment paradigms for patients with brain tumors
 

Topics:

  • Human Stem Cells: their role in regeneration and in the origin of brain tumors
  • Brain Tumors – Current Management Strategies
  • Pituitary tumors - endonasal approach
  • Malignant glial tumors
  • Intraoperative physiologic mapping techniques
  • Awake craniotomies for intraoperative speech mapping
  • Skull based surgery techniques

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Sciubba, Daniel Michael, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Oncology
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Director, Spine Tumor and Spine Deformity Research
Co-Director, Spinal Column Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst, Back Injuries, Basilar Impression, Basilar Invagination, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Cavernous Angioma, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spondylosis, Chiari Malformations, Chondrosarcoma, Chordomas, Cranio-cervical Junction Pathology, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Spine Disease, Disc Pain, Endoscopy, Giant Cell Tumor, Hemangioblastoma, Hemangiomas, Kyphosis, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Myxopapillary Ependymoma, Neck Cancer, Neck Masses, Neck Pain, Nerve Sheath Tumor, Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Oncology, Osteoblastoma, Osteoid Osteoma, Radiculopathy, Sacral Tumors, Sarcoma, Schwannoma, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Spinal Column Tumors, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Malformation, Spinal Cord Trauma, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Decompression, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Dural Fistula, Spinal Ependymoma, Spinal Fixation, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Infection, Spinal Instability, Spinal Meningioma, Spinal Metastases, Spinal Neurofibroma, Spinal Pain, Spinal Reconstruction, Spinal Schwannoma, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Tumors, Spine and Spinal Deformities, Spine Surgery, Spine Tumors, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylosis, Cervical, Spondyloysis, Thoracic Disc Herniation
Research Interests: Spine surgery, Degenerative disc disease, Spinal diseases, Spinal cord tumor, Spinal column tumor, Degenerative spine disease, Back pain, Spinal deformity
 

Topics:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery

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Thai, Quoc-Anh, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Division Chief of Hopkins Neurosurgery - National Capital Region
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: 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
 

Topics:

  • Cervical disc herniations and stenosis (back pain)
  • Minimally-invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal fractures

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Witham, Timothy Francis, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Spinal Fusion Laboratory
Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's Spine Program
Co-Program Director, Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Residency Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst, Back Pain, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Cavernous Angioma, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spine Trauma, Cervical Spondylosis, Chiari Malformations, Chordomas, Chrondrosarcoma, Cranio-cervical Junction Pathology, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Spine Disease, Disc Pain, Giant Cell Tumor, Hemangioblastoma, Hemangiomas, Kyphosis, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Myxopapillary Ependymoma, Neck Pain, Nerve Sheath Tumor, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Oncology, Osteoblastoma, Osteoid Osteoma, Radiculopathy, Sacral Tumors, Sarcoma, Schwannoma, Sciatica, Spinal Column Tumors, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Malformation, Spinal Cord Trauma, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Decompression, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Dural Fistula, Spinal Ependymoma, Spinal Fixation, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Infection, Spinal Instability, Spinal Meningioma, Spinal Metastases, Spinal Neurofibroma, Spinal Pain, Spinal Reconstruction, Spinal Schwannoma, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Tumors, Spine and Spinal Deformities, Spine Surgery, Spine Tumors, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylosis, Cervical, Spondyloysis, Thoracic Disc Herniation
Research Interests: Improving spinal fusions, Instrumentation in the Aging Spine, Spinal Oncology
 

Topics:

  • Evaluation and management of low back pain
  • Evaluation and management of neck pain
  • Minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of lumbar disc disease
  • Management of degenerative spine disease
  • Treatment of cervical and lumbar stenosis
  • Management of spinal injuries
  • Treatment of metastatic and primary spinal tumors
  • Spinal deformity/spinal instrumentation and the aging spine

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Wolinsky, Jean-Paul, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Oncology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst, Back Injuries, Back Pain, Basilar Impression, Basilar Invagination, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Cavernous Angioma, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spine Trauma, Cervical Spondylosis, Chiari Malformations, Chondrosarcoma, Chordomas, Cranio-cervical Junction Pathology, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Spine Disease, Disc Pain, Giant Cell Tumor, Hemangioblastoma, Hemangiomas, Kyphosis, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Myxopapillary Ependymoma, Neck Pain, Nerve Sheath Tumor, Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Oncology, Osteoblastoma, Osteoid Osteoma, Radiculopathy, Sacral Tumors, Sarcoma, Schwannoma, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Spinal Column Tumors, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Malformation, Spinal Cord Trauma, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Decompression, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Dural Fistula, Spinal Ependymoma, Spinal Fixation, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Infection, Spinal Instability, Spinal Meningioma, Spinal Metastases, Spinal Neurofibroma, Spinal Pain, Spinal Reconstruction, Spinal Schwannoma, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Tumors, Spine and Spinal Deformities, Spine Surgery, Spine Tumors, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylosis, Cervical, Spondyloysis, Thoracic Disc Herniation
 

Topics:

  • Sacral Chordomas/Spinal Cord Tumors