Thoracic Spinal Tumor | Brian’s Story
Dr. Lo is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also a member of Neurosurgical Spine Center and an attending physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board certified in neurosurgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Lo’s clinical interests include primary and metastatic tumors of the spinal column, sacral tumors, spinal cord tumors, disorders of spinal alignment and degenerative spine disease. His research focuses on understanding the biology and clinical outcomes of spinal tumors, and new surgical procedures and innovative technology to improve patient safety and spinal fusion. His research has received numerous awards including the Neurosurgery Chairman’s Award for Improving Patient Safety.
Dr. Lo received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry in 3 years from Macalester College. He then obtained his medical and master of health science degrees from Yale University School of Medicine, as well the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellowship. He completed an internship in General Surgery and residency in Neurological Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and was recognized with the Irving J. Sherman Award for Resident Achievement. Dr. Lo also completed fellowship surgical training in Complex Spine Surgery and Spinal Oncology under Dr. Ziya L. Gokaslan at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Lo was an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and attending physician at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center before returning to Johns Hopkins.