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Ependymoma and Subependymoma Center

Dr. Bettegowda examining a scan on his computer

The Johns Hopkins Ependymoma and Subependymoma Center is part of the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center, one of the largest brain tumor centers in the world. Our center is one of just a few in the country focused on these uncommon tumors. 


Why Choose Johns Hopkins

Multidisciplinary Care

Our ependymoma team includes doctors from a range of specialties, including neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, neuro-oncology and radiation oncology. This combined expertise ensures all aspects of your care are addressed

Personalized Treatment

Ependymomas develop in delicate parts of the brain and spine, requiring careful, customized treatment plans. Our ependymoma experts tailor each patient's care to provide the safest, most effective approach. 

Advanced Research

Our research teams study all aspects of ependymoma — both in the lab and in the clinic — to develop new therapies that can improve the lives of those with these rare tumors.


Request an Appointment

In-person and telemedicine appointments are available for initial consultations and follow-up care.

For patients seeking an evaluation for a brain tumor:
Adult Neurosurgery
Pediatric Neurosurgery
For patients diagnosed with brain cancer who need a consultation with an oncologist:
Kimmel Cancer Center
For international patients traveling to the U.S. to receive care:
Request an appointment online

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Ependymoma Specialists



Radiation Oncologists

Advanced Practitioners

  • Christie Adams, PA-C

    Physician Assistant working with Chetan Bettegowda, M.D., Ph.D.

    Christie Adams
  • Jill Anderson, PA-C

    Physician Assistant Manager working with Henry Brem, M.D.

    Jill Anderson
  • Ashley Kang, PA-C

    Physician Assistant working with Debraj Mukherjee, M.D., M.P.H.

    Ashley Kang
  • Carla Scott, PA-C

    Senior Physician Assistant working with Chris Jackson, M.D., and Judy Huang, M.D.

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