Peripheral Nerve Surgery Experts

Johns Hopkins Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center is led by Allan Belzberg, M.D., a peripheral nerve surgeon. He works closely with his colleagues in plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopaedic trauma surgery and radiology to provide well-rounded care to patients with peripheral nerve injuries:

  • Nerve surgeons are experts in reconnecting injured nerves and in other methods of nerve repair.
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgeons have a wealth of expertise, especially when it comes to muscle transfers.
  • Orthopaedic trauma surgeons can help assess and address bone injuries that often accompany traumatic peripheral nerve injuries. 
  • Radiology specialists offer imaging expertise that helps surgeons make informed treatment decisions and precise repairs.

Together, these specialists provide world-renowned surgical care for peripheral nerve injuries, nerve tumors and nerve compressions and entrapments.

Meet Our Nerve Surgeons and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

  • Allan Belzberg, M.D.

    • Director, Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    • George J. Heuer Professor of Neurosurgery
    • Co-Director, Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute
    • Director, Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Damon Sean Cooney, M.D., Ph.D.

    • Clinical Director, Face Transplant Program, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
    • Clinical Co-Director, Penile Transplantation, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
  • Daniel Lubelski, M.D.

    • Director of Spine Tumor Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery
    • Assistant Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program
  • Greg Michael Osgood, M.D.

    • Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Gedge David Rosson, M.D.

    • Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Facial Palsy Center
    • Director of Breast Reconstruction
  • Sami Tuffaha, M.D.

    • Director, Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Scott David Lifchez, M.D.

    • Director, Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery Service, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    • Chief, Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    • Program Director, Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Plastic Surgery Residency
  • Rick Redett III, M.D.

    • Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Center
    • Director, Genitourinary Transplant Program
  • Jaimie Troyal Shores, M.D.

    • Clinical Director, Hand/Arm Transplant Program, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
    • Program Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship

Advanced Practitioners

Bronwyn Slobogean, P.A.

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The Role of Imaging Expertise

In the case of imaging, our doctors use the talent and expertise of Johns Hopkins radiology and radiological science faculty. MRI neurography helps our doctors see nerves in a way that no other imaging test can match.

Our Radiology Experts

  • Shivani Ahlawat, M.D.

    Expertise: Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Musculoskeletal Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Peripheral Nerve Imaging, Tumor Imaging

  • Laura Marie Fayad, M.D., M.S.

    Expertise: Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Musculoskeletal Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Peripheral Nerve Imaging, Sports Injuries

Peripheral Nerve Injuries: Why Choose Johns Hopkins

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  • With vast experience in surgically managing even the most complex peripheral nerve injuries, the Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center offers the skilled intervention you need to address pain and restore optimal function.
  • The Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center was founded to provide the highest quality surgical care for peripheral nerve injuries and to generate new understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of nerve diseases through research.
  • You will benefit from our multidisciplinary approach, with insights from neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, radiology and rehabilitation.
  • Our holistic approach addresses the total well-being of the patient through our unique degree of experience, our successful surgical outcome record and access to quality hospital care.