If your child needs brain tumor treatment, experience matters. Pediatric neurosurgeons at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center see hundreds of children with brain tumors every year. If your child is affected by a brain tumor, the experts at Johns Hopkins ensure you get clear answers, a straightforward plan and compassionate care.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins
Close coordination with experts in medical oncology, radiation oncology, rehabilitation and other specialties ensures that all aspects of your child's care are addressed.
Our vast experience with minimally invasive neuro-endoscopic techniques allows us to reach many tumors through a dime-sized opening. Our chief pediatric neurosurgeon leads the international surgery course on these techniques, instructing surgeons from all over the world.
Innovative Research and Clinical Trials
At Johns Hopkins, children have access to a variety of clinical trials conducted by leading researchers, including those studying immunotherapy for malignant brain tumors.
Schedule 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:
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337
For patients diagnosed with brain cancer who need a consultation with an oncologist:
Kimmel Cancer Center: 410-955-8964
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Our pediatric physician assistants work with Alan Cohen, M.D., Shenandoah "Dody" Robinson, M.D., Eric Jackson, M.D., and Mari Groves, M.D.
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Heather Kerber, PA-C
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Multidisciplinary CareProton Therapy
Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy. Traditional radiation can harm the healthy tissue that surrounds a tumor, but proton therapy allows for more precise targeting, sparing a greater portion of a child's delicate, developing brain.
Your StayThe Johns Hopkins Children's Center
If surgery is recommended for your child’s brain tumor, you will find a dedicated and compassionate environment for healing at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, which offers comprehensive services for the entire family and private rooms with sleeping accommodations for parents.