Raj Mukherjee, M.D., M.P.H.

Debraj Mukherjee, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Specializes in: Adolescents (12-18 years), Adults (18+ years), Geriatrics (55+ years)

Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi, Spanish


Acoustic Neuromas, Brain Cancer, Brain Metastases, Brain Stem Tumors, Brain Tumors, Cavernous Malformations, Cholesterol Granuloma, Chordomas, Clival Tumors, Cranionasal Tumor, Craniopharyngiomas, CyberKnife and Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Endoscopic Repair of Nasal Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks, Endoscopic Resection of Nasal Tumors, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Esthesioneuroblastoma, Glioblastoma, Gliomas, Head and Neck Cancers, Hemangioblastoma, Medulloblastoma, Meningiomas, Metastatic Brain Tumors, Neuro-Oncology, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Oncology, Parasellar Tumors, Pituitary Adenoma, Pituitary Tumors, Primary Brain Tumors, Radiosurgery, Sellar Tumors, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Stereotactic Biopsy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Suprasellar Tumors, Vestibular Schwannoma, Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) ...read more

Research Interests

Patient Centered Outcomes Research; Health Services Research; Quality of Life; Cost-effectiveness; Big data; Clinical Trials; Surgical Trials; Medical Decision Making ...read more

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6406
4940 Eastern Avenue
301 Building
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

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Appointment Phone: 410-955-6406
1800 Orleans St.
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Dr. Debraj “Raj” Mukherjee’s clinical focus is the treatment of patients with primary and metastatic brain lesions. His clinical work and research emphasize the development of individual treatment plans that optimize survival and quality of life in all patients.

After receiving his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Mukherjee was recruited to Johns Hopkins, where he studied epidemiology, biostatistics and clinical design at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and served as co-director of the Neuro-Oncology Surgical Outcomes Laboratory in the Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Mukherjee completed an open and endoscopic skull base fellowship at the Center for Skull Base Surgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During this time, Dr. Mukherjee continued his patient-centered research pursuits, developing a national registry for patients with brain tumors and creating a disease-specific quality of life instrument for patients with skull base meningiomas. His work was supported by the American Medical Association and National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Mukherjee can be contacted at [email protected].

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  • Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Assistant Program Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program
  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (2007)


  • Neurosurgery; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2017)


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurological Surgery) (2021)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Mukherjee’s research emphasizes the development of individual treatment plans that optimize survival and quality-in-life in all brain tumor patients. His work involves the development of patient-centered, disease-specific quality-of-life instruments in order to quantify disease burden and to help patients make informed treatment decisions. With formalized training in biostatistics, epidemiology, and in clinical trial design, Dr. Mukherjee leads institutional and national efforts focus on the creation of brain tumor patient registries and adaptive clinical trials in neurosurgery. He also has an expertise in big data analytics and health policy, mining national datasets to determine national trends and disparities in neurosurgical care.

Selected Publications

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Purohit A, Jha R, Khalafallah AM, Price C, Rowan NR, Mukherjee D. Endoscopic endonasal versus transcranial approach to resection of olfactory groove meningiomas: a systematic review. Neurosurg Rev. 2019 Nov 10. doi: 10.1007/s10143-019-01193-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31709465.

Mukherjee D, Sarmiento JM, Ly D, Nuno MA, Patil CG. Everolimus for subependymal giant cell astrocytomas associated with tuberous sclerosis complex. Lancet. 2013 Apr 13;381(9874):1274-5

Mukherjee D, Nuno M, Patil CG. Helicopter vs ground transportation for patients with trauma. JAMA. 2012 Aug8;308(6):564-5.

Nuno M, Mukherjee D, Elramsisy A, Nosova K, Lad SP, Boakye M, Yu JS, Black KL, Patil CG. Racial and Gender Disparities and the Role of Primary Tumor Type on Inpatient Outcomes Following Craniotomy for Brain Metastases. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Aug;19(8):2657-63.

Mukherjee D, Patil CG, Palestrant D. Amantadine for severe traumatic brain injury. N Engl J Med. 2012Jun21;366(25):2427.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Fundamentals of Neurosurgery
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Department of Neurosurgery
    2016 - 2017
  • Complex Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Open and Endoscopic Endonasal Approached to the Skull Base
    Stryker Mobile Cadaveric Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery of the Skull Base
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Complex Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery of the Skull Base
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Activities & Honors


  • Loan Repayment Program Award, National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, 2014 - 2018
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2018
  • Resident/Fellow Jeopardy Champion, North American Skull Base Society, 2018
  • Resident Research Award, California Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2017
  • Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Dartmouth Medical School, 2017
  • Health and Society Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2014 - 2016
  • Distinguished Fellow Award, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origins (AAPI), 2016
  • Endowed Fellowship, Sports Spectacular, 2016
  • Seed Grant, American Medical Association (AMA), 2015 - 2016
  • Young Investigator Award, Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, 2015
  • Leadership and Advocacy Scholar, American College of Surgeons, 2015
  • Resident Leadership Award, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2018
  • David C. Leach Award for graduate medical teaching, ACGME, 2018
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons Health Policy Scholarship for 2019, American College of Physicians, 2019


  • American Congress of Neurosurgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society of Neuro-Oncology

Professional Activities

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, New England Journal of Medicine
  • Medical Student Division Director, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Young Neurosurgeons Committee
  • Core Education Working Group, NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA)
  • Leadership Fellow, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Fellowship Selection Committee, Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation
  • Loan Repayment Ambassador, National Institutes of Health

Videos & Media

  • Play Video:

    Unexpected Meningioma Brain Tumor Discovered | Peter’s Story

  • Play Video:

    What to Expect After Brain Surgery | Recorded Webinar

Lectures and Presentations

  • Microsurgical Anatomy of the Brainstem Safe Entry Zones: A Cadaveric Study with High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Fiber Tracking
    Oral Presentation, Miami Beach, FL (04/09/2016)
    Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics
  • See One, Do One, Teach One: New Paradigms in Neurosurgical Education
    Oral Presentation, Semiar Series, Madison, WI (04/04/2016)
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Disparities in Neurosurgical Care Across the United States
    Oral Presentation, Seminar Series, Madison, WI (03/28/2016)
    University of Wisconsin Department of Population Health Sciences
  • Development and Validation of a Checklist for External Ventricular Drain Placement in Neurosurgery
    Oral Presentation, Madison, WI (12/01/2014)
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Extent of Resection Threshold for Recurrent Glioblastoma
    Oral Presentation, Monterey, CA (01/19/2014)
    California Association of Neurological Surgeons

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Video Case Presentation: Resection of a Large Cerebillopontine Angle Meningioma via the Retrosigmoid Approach

Optimizing Patient Quality-of-Life Following Pituitary Adenoma Surgery, Webinar by the Pituitary Tumor Association (2/16/2022)

Video: The Journal of Neuro-Oncology & Lenox Hill Neurosurgery Present: Tumor Talk (8/11/2020)

Surgery May Add Years for Patients With Deadly Brain Cancer: Study, HealthDay (Jan. 20, 2020)

Glioblastoma Foundation Brainstem GBM Description and Clinical Trial | JHMC with Dr. Mukherjee

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