Skull Base Tumor Center

The Skull Base Tumor Center brings together experts across several specialties at Johns Hopkins to treat this diverse group of tumors, which grow inside the bottom of the skull. Common skull base tumor types seen by our team include meningiomas, olfactory neuroblastoma, craniopharyngioma and acoustic neuroma.

Why Choose Johns Hopkins

Collaborative Care

Our multidisciplinary team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skull base tumors and conditions, offering each patient a comprehensive treatment plan with the combined insights of several different specialties.

Surgical Innovation

Neurosurgeons and otolaryngologists at Johns Hopkins work together to determine and perform the most appropriate procedure for each patient. Many patients with skull base tumors are treated with novel, minimally-invasive approaches that leave smaller scars and have faster recoveries.

Schedule an Appointment

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

Learn more about appointments and referrals.

For patients seeking an evaluation for a brain tumor:

Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406

Otolaryngology: 443-997-6467

Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337

For patients diagnosed with brain cancer who need a consultation with an oncologist:

Kimmel Cancer Center: 410-955-8964

For international patients traveling to the U.S. to receive care:

 Johns Hopkins Medicine International: +1-410-502-7683

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Patient Stories

Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma | Javier's Story

Javier and his family share their experience at Johns Hopkins Medicine, after seeking treatment following a diagnosis of a Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA) tumor.

Esthesioneuroblastoma (Olfactory Neuroblastoma) | Angie’s Story

Johns Hopkins head and neck cancer surgeon Nyall London and neurosurgeon Gary Gallia worked together to endoscopically remove patient Angie’s esthesioneuroblastoma.

Skull Base Tumor Specialists

Johns Hopkins Skull Base Tumor Center has be named a 2021 Multidisciplinary Team of Distinction by the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS). This designation is based on meeting NASBS membership criteria and may not be construed as a medical referral.

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.


Pediatric Skull Base Tumor Care

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Center offers specialized care for children with skull base tumors.