Our Myelitis and Myelopathy Experts

The Johns Hopkins Myelitis and Myelopathy Center is a multi-specialty center that partners with physicians across Johns Hopkins, including experts in neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, urology, neuroradiology, neuro-opthalmology and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Our core and extended care teams possess specialized knowledge of rare and challenging myelopathy disorders.

Director of the Myelitis and Myelopathy Center

Carlos A. Pardo-Villamizar, MD

  • Professor of Neurology

Core Team

Extended Health Care Team


Neuroradiology and Interventional Neuroradiology 


Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Sang Hun Lee, MD PhD

Expertise: Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Neurological Rehabilitation


Jamie James Wright, MD

Expertise: Urology

Neuroimmunology Fellows

Haiwen Chen, MD, PhD

Haiwen Chen, MD, PhD

Paula Barreras Cortes, MD

Paula Barreras Cortes headshot