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We Are Here and Ready to Safely Care for You

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. We are ready to care for you and your family in our hospitals, surgery centers, and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.

View our in-person and video appointment options.

Message from Our Neurosurgery Director

Message from Our Neurology Director


How We Make Sure You Are Safe

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our doctors and care teams are taking extra precautions to make your visit as safe as possible.

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Testing and Screening

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Masks and Protective Equipment

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Physical Distancing

Learn more about our COVID-19 safety precautions.


How to Schedule Your Appointment

In-Person Visits

If you are an existing patient and had an appointment that was postponed, our offices may contact you to reschedule. You can also call your doctor’s office or send a message via MyChart to discuss your healthcare needs so we can determine the appointment that is most appropriate. If you are a new patient, please contact us at the appropriate number below to schedule an in-person visit.
Learn more about in-person visits.

Elective Procedures

If you've been already scheduled for a procedure that had to be postponed, we will reach out to reschedule. If this is a new procedure, please contact us at the appropriate number below to schedule a consultation.
Learn more about preparing for your appointment.

Video Visits (Telemedicine)

Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you don't have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs.
Learn more about video visits.

Please have your medical records ready before calling to schedule.

New Adult Patients*
410-955-9441 (Neurology)
410-955-6406 (Neurosurgery)
New Pediatric Patients*
410-955-4259 (Neurology)
410-955-7337 (Neurosurgery)

*New patients are those who have not been previously seen by a provider at the Neurology or Neurosurgery Department, even if they've had appointments with other Johns Hopkins providers. **Existing patients are those who have been seen by the departments before. Existing patients must have a MyChart account to schedule through MyChart or may otherwise need to call.

Congratulations to Our New Residents

Adult Neurology Program

  • Ian Cheong, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Minnesota
  • Sai Divakaruni, M.D.
    University of Maryland
  • Angeliki Filippatou, M.D.
    University of Athens
  • David Koren, M.D.
    Brown University
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Congratulations to Our New Residents

Adult Neurology Program (cont.)

  • Anna Patnaik, M.D.
    University of Maryland
  • Gabriel Sneh, M.D., M.H.S.
    Harvard University
  • Arens Taga, M.D.
    University of Parma
  • Nicole Pulley, M.D.
    Wake Forest University
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Congratulations to Our New Residents

Pediatric Neurology Program

  • Maera Stratton, M.D.
    George Washington University
  • Jacqueline Wood, M.D.
    Loyola University Chicago
  • Hannah Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.
    Johns Hopkins University
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Congratulations to Our New Residents

Neurosurgery Program

  • Karim Ahmed, M.D.
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Wataru Ishida, M.D.
    University of Tokyo
  • Jawad Khalifeh, M.D.
    Washington University in St. Louis
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Patient Stories


Thoracic Spinal Tumor | Brian’s Story

After Brian experienced numbness and back pain, an MRI showed a large schwannoma tumor around his spinal cord.

Brain Tumor | Declan’s Story

Five-year-old Declan had an MRI to monitor a growth hormone deficiency. Afterward, his parents got shocking news: The scan showed Declan had a large craniopharyngioma brain tumor.

Craniosynostosis | Fitz’s Story

When Fitz was born, it was obvious that his skull was misshapen. By 5 weeks old, Fitz had been diagnosed with craniosynostosis.


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  • Neurosurgery

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