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The Cerebrovascular Center
The Johns Hopkins Cerebrovascular Center is dedicated to providing the best prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and outcomes for patients with a wide range of cerebrovascular disorders. When developing treatment plans for our patients, we focus on a cooperative, multidisciplinary approach.
Physicians, nurses who are specifically trained in neuroscience and allied healthcare providers are all involved in the care of our patients. Based on each patient’s individual needs, the team is compiled from several specialty areas including neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology.
Dr. Justin M. Caplan Joins the Department of Neurosurgery
Dr. Caplan specializes in the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders of the brain, head, neck and spine, such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, moyamoya disease, carotid artery stenosis and stroke. He is dual fellowship trained in both open cerebrovascular neurosurgery and endovascular neurosurgery, allowing him to offer patients the full spectrum of the latest surgical and endovascular techniques in treating these diseases.
Moyamoya | Mollie's Story
A stroke ended Mollie Hudson’s ski vacation in the French Alps and led to the discovery that she had moyamoya, a rare cerebrovascular disease. A second stroke two months later confirmed what was ahead for Mollie if she didn’t undergo the surgery needed to treat the rare condition. Neurosurgeon Judy Huang, M.D. and the team at the Johns Hopkins Cerebrovascular Center successfully treated her. Read her story.
The Johns Hopkins Cerebrovascular team seeks to serve both the emergent/urgent patient who has suffered stroke or cerebral hemorrhage as well as the elective patient who is stable, but requires diagnosis and treatment for a condition like a cerebral aneurysm. Whether a patient has a blood vessel malfunction or abnormality that can occur in the brain, spinal cord and neck that requires neurosurgical care, or has suffered a stroke and needs the care of a neurologist, our team is uniquely positioned to help.
The progress of cerebrovascular care at Johns Hopkins is real. Our team routinely pushes the confines of the diseases and conditions we treat and challenge ourselves to improve treatment and care by understanding the potential for current and evolving therapies and techniques. We believe in being at the forefront of surgical and neurological techniques.
The success of the Cerebrovascular Center at Johns Hopkins is realized through outstanding care and compliance with consensus-based national standards emphasizing educating healthcare workers and the public about the recognition, prevention and treatment of this type of disorder.
We have two Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) certified facilities, demonstrating our commitment to better patient outcomes: the Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in downtown Baltimore, and the Certified Primary Stroke Center at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
In the News: Advancing Hope for Stroke Recovery
Argye Hillis Part of Team Getting $11 million NIH grant for Post-Stroke Aphasia Research
Argye Hillis, M.D., a professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is serving on a team of researchers from several institutions who will use an $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study stroke recovery.
New research shows that the “window of opportunity” for recovering motor function after a stroke isn’t permanently closed after brain damage and can reopen under certain conditions. Read more about this discovery, which could lead to better treatment for stroke patients.
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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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