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Judy Huang, M.D.

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  • Vice Chair, Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Neurosurgery

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


Languages: English, Mandarin, Taiwanese


Acute Stroke Care, Aneurysm Repair, Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (ASH), Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM), Brain Cancer, Brain Hemorrhage, Brain Metastases, Brain Tumors, Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Carotid Endarterectomy, Cavernous Angioma, Cavernous Malformations, Cerebral Aneurysms, Cerebral Revascularization, Cerebral Vascular Malformations, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Spine Disease, Chiari Malformations, Complex Skull Reconstruction, Cranioplasty, CyberKnife and Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Intracranial Aneurysm, Ischemic Heart Disease, Meningiomas, Metastatic Brain Tumors, Microsurgery, Microvascular Surgery, Moyamoya Disease, Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurovascular Disease, Primary Brain Tumors, Skull Implants, Skull Lesions, Spinal Dural Fistula, Spinal Vascular Malformations, Spine Surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Stroke, Stroke Imaging, Stroke Prevention, Stroke Recovery, Stroke Rehabilitation, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Syringomyelia, Transient Ischemic Attack, Trigeminal Neuralgia more

Research Interests

cerebral ischemia; and hemorrhage

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-550-4076
600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower 6115F
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Phone: 410-502-5767 | Fax: 410-367-2754

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-4076
301 Mason Lord Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-4076 | Fax: 410-550-0748


Dr. Judy Huang specializes in the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders such as brain aneurysms, carotid artery stenosis, brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), moya moya disease, and cavernous malformations. Dr. Huang also specializes in the surgical treatment of Chiari malformations and trigeminal neuralgia. Her philosophy of patient-centered care is to take an individualized approach to each person and their unique situation. 

Dr. Huang is a committed educator and serves as Director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program at Johns Hopkins. As a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Huang plays an influential role in the training standards and certification of practicing neurosurgeons across the United States. more


  • Vice Chair, Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Irving J. and Florence Sherman Professor in Neurosurgery
  • Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program
  • Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship Program
  • Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Adult Cranioplasty Center
  • Co-Director, Chiari Center
  • Co-Director, Trigeminal Neuralgia Center
  • Co-Director, Fellowship in Neuroplastic Surgery
  • Professor of Neurosurgery

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  • MD; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1995)


  • Neurological Surgery; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2002)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurological Surgery) (2006)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Huang's research concentrates on stroke and vascular diseases. She is further investigating gender differences in stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. She has published extensively on experimental studies of stroke and on arteriovenous malformations. She is also a co-author of a widely used handbook of operative neurosurgery. Dr. Huang also performs clinical research in areas such as arteriovenous malformations, intracerebral hemorrhage and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Clinical Trial Keywords

Arteriovenous Malformations, Cerebral Ischemia; Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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Selected Publications

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Feghali J, Xie Y, Chen Y, Li S, Huang J. The SHORE Score: A Novel Predictive Tool for Improvement After Decompression Surgery in Adult Chiari Malformation Type I. World Neurosurg. 2020 Jun 27:S1878-8750(20)31443-1. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.06.175. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32599206

Feghali J, Gami A, Caplan JM, Tamargo RJ, McDougall CG, Huang J. Management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms: correlation of UIATS, ELAPSS, and PHASES with referral center practice. Neurosurg Rev. 2020 Jul 22. doi: 10.1007/s10143-020-01356-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32700160

Feghali J, Xu R, Yang W, Liew JA, Blakeley J, Ahn ES, Tamargo RJ, Huang J. Moyamoya disease versus moyamoya syndrome: comparison of presentation and outcome in 338 hemispheres. J Neurosurg. 2019 Oct 4:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2019.6.JNS191099. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31585423

Porras JL, Yang W, Philadelphia E, Law J, Garzon-Muvdi T, Caplan JM, Colby GP, Coon AL, Tamargo RJ, Huang J. Hemorrhage Risk of Brain Arteriovenous Malformations During Pregnancy and Puerperium in a North American Cohort. Stroke. 2017 Jun;48(6):1507-1513. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.016828. Epub 2017 May 9. PMID: 28487334

Huang J, Upadhyay UM, Tamargo RJ. Inflammation in stroke and focal cerebral ischemia. Surg Neurol. 2006 Sep;66(3):232-45. doi: 10.1016/j.surneu.2005.12.028. PMID: 16935624

Activities & Honors


  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Young Clinician Investigator Award, Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • School of Medicine Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Recognition for Clinical Excellence, Miller-Coulson Academy
  • Richard Otenasek Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, inducted 2011


  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Neurosurgical Society of America
  • Society of Neurological Surgeons

Videos & Media

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    Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Adult Cranioplasty Center - Q&A

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    Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Residency Program

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    Patient Story: Ruptured Brain Aneurysm - Dr. Mezu's Story

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    Dr. Huang: A CLOSLER Look

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    Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery: What You Need to Know

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    Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery: Q&A

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Patient Story: Hemorrhagic Stroke and Facial Paralysis (4/30/2019)

Article: Joni Mitchell Had an Aneurysm: Are You at Risk? Next Avenue (06/30/2015)

Article: New skull surgery protects brain better, Futurity (02/03/2014)

Press Release: New method to restore skull after brain surgery appears to reduce complication rates (02/03/2014)

Recorded online seminar: Sorting through Brain Aneurysm Treatment

Recorded online seminar: Improving Skull Contours after Brain Surgery or Trauma

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