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The Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Center Doctors and Staff

At the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Center, a team of doctors and other health care professionals works together to provide the most effective and safest treatment possible for each child’s brain or spinal cord tumor. Expect highly specialized expertise and cutting-edge treatments, delivered with compassion.

Team members within the Department of Neurosurgery

Neurosurgeons and physician assistants are the main members of your child’s brain tumor care team.


Photo of Dr. Edward Sanghoon Ahn, M.D.

Ahn, Edward Sanghoon, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Joint Appointment in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

 Dr. Alan Cohen

Cohen, Alan, M.D.

Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D., and Dr. Evelyn Spiro, R.N., Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Photo of Dr. Eric Michael Jackson, M.D.

Jackson, Eric Michael, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Photo of Dr. Jon David Weingart, M.D.

Weingart, Jon David, M.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Oncology
Director, Neurosurgical Operating Room

Pediatric Oncologists

Photo of Dr. Kenneth Jay Cohen, M.D.

Cohen, Kenneth Jay, M.D.

Professor of Oncology
Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Director Pediatric Oncology
Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Physician Assistants

 Stephanie Chen

Chen, Stephanie

Physician Assistant

 Gates, Judy

Physician Assistant

 Heather Kerber

Kerber, Heather

Physician Assistant

Other members of the brain tumor care team

Other doctors and health care professionals with special expertise in brain tumors may be part of the child’s brain tumor care team. These could include:

  • Neurologists
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Critical care doctors and nurses
  • Pediatric Oncologists
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Radiologists
  • Speech language pathologists

The specific doctors and health care professionals involved will depend on the patient’s tumor, symptoms and treatment.

Social workers will also help coordinate care after the child leaves the hospital.

For more information, contact the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Brain Tumor Center at 410-955-7337.

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Maryland Patients

Please fax your latest MRI reports and referrals (if necessary) to 410-630-7865.
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Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


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