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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

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
Jill Anderson

Jill Anderson, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Neurosurgery
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
Kelsey Angioli

Kelsey Angioli, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Specialty: Inpatient
Education: MS, Thomas Jefferson University
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Stephanie Berry

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
Andrea Blaine

Andrea Blaine, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Specialty: Inpatient
Education: MS
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Cassandra Blair

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
Laura Blanchfield

Laura Blanchfield, NP, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner working with Ali Bydon, M.D.
Specialty: Spine
Education: MS, University of Maryland
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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

Olga Duclos, PA-C (PRN)

Physician Assistant
Specialty: Inpatient
Education: MS, Touro College
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Stephanie Garfinkle

Stephanie Garfinkle, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Specialty: Inpatient
Education: MS, Drexel University
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Kathy Gauthier

Kathy Gauthier, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Specialty: Inpatient
Education: MS, Anne Arundel Community College and Saint Francis University
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Kelly Hartnett

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
Miriam Hussain

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
Katie Jones

Katherine (Katie) Jones, PA-C, PRN

Physician Assistant
Specialty: Inpatient
Education: MS, Chatham University
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Ashley Kang

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
Heather Kerber

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
Helen Kindelan

Helen Kindelan, MMS, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Specialty: Inpatient
Education: MS, Saint Francis University
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Elizabeth Marinaro

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
Julianna McCracken

Julianna (Julie) McCracken, PA-C

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

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
Roma Patel

Roma Patel, MMS, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Specialty: Inpatient (spine)
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Wendy Riekers, PA-C

Physician Assistant II
Specialty: Inpatient
Education: MS, Essex Community College and University of Nebraska
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Carla Scott, PA-C

Senior Physician Assistant working with Michael Lim, M.D.
Specialty: Brain tumor
Education: MS, Arcadia University
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Karen Streelman

Karen Streelman, PA-C

Physician Assistant II
Specialty: Inpatient
Education: MS, George Washington University
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Richard Szymanski

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
Minnie Wilson

Minnie Wilson, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Specialty: Inpatient
Education: MS, Nova Southeastern University
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Alex Minda Zhu

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
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