Eric M. Jackson, M.D.

Eric Michael Jackson, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery


Brain Hemorrhage, Brain Injury, Brain Tumors, Chiari Malformations, Craniosynostosis, Hydrocephalus, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Brain Tumors, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumors, Skull Lesions, Spinal Cord Malformation, Spinal Dysraphism, Tethered Spinal Cord, Traumatic Brain Injury more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-7337
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-955-6406
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-7337
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-955-6406
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Dr. Eric Jackson specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients with a broad range of neurosurgical disorders, including congenital malformations of the brain and spine, hydrocephalus (including endoscopic treatment), chiari malformation, craniosynostosis, spinal dysraphism/tethered cord, brain and spinal cord tumors, and traumatic brain injuries.

He serves as Member-at-Large for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery, the largest pediatric neurosurgical organization in the nation.

  • He is the Principal Investigator for several multi-institution research studies, including:
  • Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network: currently investigating endoscopic surgery vs shunting for the treatment of hydrocephalus in infants in a $10M randomized trial funded by the NIH
  • Park Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium
  • Advancing the treatment for pediatric craniopharyngioma, identifying biological targets for molecular therapy
  • A multi-institutional trial investigating a non-invasive eye tracking device for assessing increased intracranial pressure more


  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Michigan Medical School (2002)


  • Neurosurgery; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2009)


  • Pediatric Neurosurgery; Boston Children's Hospital (2010)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurgery) (2014)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Studebaker AW, Hutzen B, Pierson CR, Shaffer TA, Raffel C, Jackson EM.  Oncolytic Measles Virus Efficacy in Mouse Models of Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors.  Neuro-oncology. 2015: 17: 1568-1577. 

Studebaker AW, Hutzen B, Pierson CR, Haworth K, Cripe T, Jackson EM*.  Leonard J*. Oncolytic Herpes Virus rRp450 Shows Efficacy in Orthotopic Xenograft Group ¾ Medulloblastomas and Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors.  Molecular Therapy – Oncolytics.  2017:  6: 22-30

Tekes A, Senglaub S, Ahn ES, Huisman TAGM, Jackson EM. Ultrafast brain MRI can be used for indications beyond shunted hydrocephalus in pediatric patients.  AJNR AM J Neuroradiol, 2018:  39: 1515-1518.

Jackson EM, Costabile PM, Tekes A, Steffen KM, Ahn ES, Scafidi S, Noje C.  Use of Telemedicine during Interhospital Transport of Children with Operative Intracranial Hemorrhage.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2018:  19:  1033-1038.

Choi J, Rui Y, Kim J, Gorelick N, Wilson DR, Kozielski K, Mangraviti A, Sankey E, Brem H, Tyler B, Green JJ, Jackson EM.  Nonviral polymeric nanoparticles for gene therapy in pediatric CNS malignancies.  Nanomedicine:  Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, 2020.

Activities & Honors


  • Synergy Award, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2017


  • AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery

    Executive Committee Member at Large 2018-2020

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    Chair of Examinations Committee 2016-2018

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
  • International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • AAP Section of Neurological Surgery
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