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Neuroplastic Research

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Researchers in the Johns Hopkins Division of Neuroplastic Surgery are exploring better ways of accessing the brain to prevent — and repair — visible skull defects. The division unites investigators across the fields of plastic surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, neuro-oncology and neuroradiology, as well as several others and the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (APL).

The Neuroplastic Surgery Research Laboratory has a multidisciplinary research team including several Ph.D. students, master’s students and undergraduate students all studying at JHU. The work from this lab has resulted in:

  • Over 60 peer-reviewed research publications, including descriptions of three “first-in-human” surgeries with state-of-the-art cranial implants
  • Several issued patents for patient-specific craniofacial implants, cranial implants with embedded functionality (i.e., SMART cranial implants)
  • Various forms of novel computer-assisted/robot-assisted technologies developed in collaboration with the JHU APL

Selected Publications

Model of a cranial implant and society of neuroplastic surgery logo

Seventh Annual Selected Topics in Neuroplastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Save the Date: December 9-11, 2022

Join us in Doral, Florida for an international symposium, presented jointly by Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Society of Neuroplastic Surgery. Topics will include head and spine trauma, cranioplasty and implantable neurotechnologies.

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Lab Location

5210 Alpha Commons Drive
Alpha Center, Suite 116
Baltimore, MD 21224

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