Brain Cancer


Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center experts at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, have expertise in managing primary brain tumors, defined as tumors that start in the brain. The brain cancer team also works in conjunction with other cancer specialists for patients who develop brain tumors spread from primary cancers in other locations.


Meet Our Team of Experts

"Our team members are experienced physician-scientists, dedicated to patient care, who strive to advance the treatment of brain tumors." – Dr. Youssef Comair, Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon

  • Novel Cancer Treatments

    Our brain cancer experts offer a range of treatment options, including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. The team performs genetic testing on each tumor to look for mutations that may help guide therapy decisions. Watch to learn more about genetic testing.

  • Proton Therapy

    Some cancers may benefit from proton therapy, which uses high energy beams to deliver radiation. The Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital is one of the largest and most advanced centers in the U.S.

Kimmel In DC Podcast

Dr Ashwani Rajput talks with Dr Solmaz Sahebjam about the treatment of tumors in the brain and along the spine.


Patients can receive most of their care at locations within the greater Washington region but may be referred to our East Baltimore location for some neurosurgeries. The Sibley team also has a cancer rehabilitation physiatrist familiar with neurological conditions including brain tumors.