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Neurosurgery Advanced Practitioners

The Department of Neurosurgery is supported by a dedicated team of nurse practitioners and physician assistants who provide information, education and care for patients and their families before, during and after surgery.

  • Christie Adams, PA-C

    Physician Assistant working with Chetan Bettegowda, M.D., Ph.D.
    Specialty: Brain tumor
    Education: MS, Thomas Jefferson University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Christie Adams
  • Jill Anderson, PA-C

    Physician Assistant Manager working with Henry Brem, M.D.
    Specialty: Brain tumor
    Education: MS, Saint Francis University and University of Nebraska
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Jill Anderson
  • Kelsey Angioli, PA-C

    Physician Assistant
    Specialty: Inpatient
    Education: MS, Thomas Jefferson University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Kelsey Angioli
  • Stephanie Berry, PA-C

    Physician Assistant II working with Alan Cohen, M.D., Shenandoah "Dody" Robinson, M.D., Eric Jackson, M.D., and Mari Groves, M.D.
    Specialty: Pediatric neurosurgery
    Education: MS, George Washington University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Stephanie Berry
  • Andrea Blaine, MPAS, PA-C

    Physician Assistant
    Specialty: Inpatient
    Education: MS
    Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Andrea Blaine
  • Cassandra Blair, PA-C

    Physician Assistant working with Sheng-Fu "Larry" Lo, M.D., M.H.S., and Timothy Witham, M.D.
    Specialty: Spine
    Education: MS, Arcadia University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Cassandra Blair
  • Laura Blanchfield, NP, CRNP

    Nurse Practitioner working with Ali Bydon, M.D.
    Specialty: Spine
    Education: MS, University of Maryland
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Laura Blanchfield
  • Filissa Caserta, NP, CRNP

    Nurse Practitioner working with Cameron McDougall, M.D.
    Specialty: Cerebrovascular disorders
    Education: MS, Johns Hopkins University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Olga Duclos, PA-C (PRN)

    Physician Assistant
    Specialty: Inpatient
    Education: MS, Touro College
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Olga Duclos
  • Stephanie Garfinkle, PA-C

    Physician Assistant
    Specialty: Inpatient
    Education: MS, Drexel University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Stephanie Garfinkle
  • Kathy Gauthier, PA-C

    Physician Assistant
    Specialty: Inpatient
    Education: MS, Anne Arundel Community College and Saint Francis University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Kathy Gauthier
  • Kelly Hartnett, PA-C

    Physician Assistant II working with Alan Cohen, M.D., Shenandoah "Dody" Robinson, M.D., Eric Jackson, M.D., and Mari Groves, M.D.
    Specialty: Pediatric neurosurgery
    Education: MS, Duquesne University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Kelly Hartnett
  • Miriam Hussain, PA-C

    Physician Assistant working with Justin Caplan, M.D.
    Specialty: Cerebrovascular disorders
    Education: MS, University of Maryland
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Miriam Hussain
  • Katherine (Katie) Jones, PA-C, PRN

    Physician Assistant
    Specialty: Inpatient
    Education: MS, Chatham University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Katie Jones
  • Ashley Kang, PA-C

    Physician Assistant working with Debraj Mukherjee, M.D., M.P.H.
    Specialty: Brain tumor
    Education: MS, Arcadia University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Ashley Kang
  • Heather Kerber, PA-C

    Physician Assistant II working with Alan Cohen, M.D., Shenandoah "Dody" Robinson, M.D., Eric Jackson, M.D., and Mari Groves, M.D.
    Specialty: Pediatric neurosurgery
    Education: MS, Saint Francis University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Heather Kerber
  • Helen Kindelan, MMS, PA-C

    Physician Assistant
    Specialty: Inpatient
    Education: MS, Saint Francis University
    Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Helen Kindelan
  • Elizabeth Marinaro, MSPA, PA-C

    Physician Assistant
    Specialty: Inpatient (Cerebrovascular disorders and Chiari Malformation)
    Education: MS, South University-Savannah; MS, University of South Florida College of Medicine
    Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Elizabeth Marinaro
  • Julianna (Julie) McCracken, PA-C

    Physician Assistant working with Daniel Sciubba, M.D.
    Specialty: Spine
    Education: MS, Duke University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Julianna McCracken
  • Leslie Morgan, NP, CRNP

    Nurse Practitioner working with Allan Belzberg, M.D.
    Specialty: Peripheral nerve surgery
    Education: MS, Johns Hopkins University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Leslie Morgan
  • Roma Patel, MMS, PA-C

    Physician Assistant
    Specialty: Inpatient (spine)
    Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Roma Patel
  • Wendy Riekers, PA-C

    Physician Assistant II
    Specialty: Inpatient
    Education: MS, Essex Community College and University of Nebraska
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Christina Ritter, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC

    Senior Nurse Practitioner working with Mark Luciano, M.D., Ph.D.
    Specialty: Cerebral Fluid Disorders and General Neurosurgery
    Education: DNP, University of Minnesota
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Carla Scott, PA-C

    Senior Physician Assistant working with Chris Jackson, M.D., and Judy Huang, M.D.
    Specialty: Brain tumor
    Education: MS, Arcadia University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Karen Streelman, PA-C

    Physician Assistant II
    Specialty: Inpatient
    Education: MS, George Washington University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Karen Streelman
  • Richard Szymanski, PA-C

    Senior Physician Assistant working with Rafael Tamargo, M.D.
    Specialty: Cerebrovascular disorders
    Education: BA with a PA certificate, University of Maryland, Baltimore and Essex Community College
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Richard Szymanski
  • Minnie Wilson, PA-C

    Physician Assistant
    Specialty: Inpatient
    Education: MS, Nova Southeastern University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Minnie Wilson
  • Alex Minda Zhu, PA-C

    Physician Assistant working with Nicholas Theodore, M.D., M.S.
    Specialty: Spine
    Education: MS, Arcadia University
    Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Alex Minda Zhu
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