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Skull Base Tumor Center

Dr. Ishii and Dr. Gallia examine brain scans

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.

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.

Transnasal Endoscopic Surgery | Sofia's Story

Diagnosed with an inoperable malignant skull base tumor, Sofia, a Connecticut teenager, came to Johns Hopkins and had her tumor removed with a transnasal endoscopic approach by Johns Hopkins skull base neurosurgeon, Dr. Gary Gallia.


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.





Medical Oncologists

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.

Pediatric Skull Base Tumor Care

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

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