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Fred Lenz, M.D.

Frederick A. Lenz, M.D.

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A Earl Walker Professor, Director of Functional Neurosurgery.

Professor of Neurosurgery


Expertise: Neurosurgery

Research Interests: Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Pain.

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  • A Earl Walker Professor, Director of Functional Neurosurgery.
  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Neuroscience

Departments / Divisions

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Fred Lenz has conducted more than 20 years of NIH-funded research and extensive experience as a scientific editor and reviewer. He has written over one hundred manucripts on these subjects and trained many fellows from around the world.


Selected Publications

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Non-peer Review Publications:

Garonzik, I.M., Hua, S., Ohara, S., Lenz, F.A. Microelectrode recordings: Single cell and field potential recordings. In Microelectrodes in Movement Disorder surgery. Israel, Z. and Burchiel, K, Thieme Verlag:Wein, pp 249, 2004.

FA Lenz. Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinsons Disease. Proceedings of the North American Neuromodulation Society, 9: 43-50, 2005.

C.A. Bagley, S. Ohara,H.C. Lawson, F.A. Lenz.Psychophysics of CNS pain-related activity: binary and analog channels and memory encoding. The Neuroscientist, 12:29-42, 2006.

W.S. Anderson, S. Ohara, H.C. Lawson, R-D. Treede, F.A. Lenz. Plasticity of pain-related neuronal activity in the human thalamus. Prog Br Res 157:353-354, 2006.

F.A.Lenz. Section Summary of the Neurosurgical Treatment of Pain. Section on the Neurosurgical Treatment of Pain. 1st edition, (ed. FA Lenz). Encyclopedia of Pain (eds. R. Schmidt and W.D.Willis), Springer Verlag:Berlin. 1327-1331, 2007.

FA Lenz, Neurosurgical Procedures for Neuropathic Pain In Pain (Section eds: TS Jensen, F Cervero). Handbook of Neurology. Eds. M. Aminoff, F. Boller, DF Swaab. Elsevier: Amsterdam. 81: 869-886, 2006.

Bagley, C.A., Garonzik, I.M., Lenz, F.A. Neck Pain. in Principles of Ambulatory Medicine. Edited by Barker, L.R., Burton, J.R., Zieve, P.D, Fiebach, N., Kern, D.A., Thomas P., Ziegelstein, R. Williams and Wilkins: New York, 1157-1164, 2007.

FA Lenz, Ablative procedures. In Parkinsons Disease and Related Disorders (Section ed: W Koller and E Melamed). Handbook of Neurology. Eds. M. Aminoff, F. Boller, DF Swaab. Elsevier: Amsterdam 84: 241-260, 2006.

H.C. Lawson, S Ohara, JD Greenspan, RC Coghill, FA Lenz. Neurophysiological Cingulate Pain Responses and neurosurgical pain interventions. In Cingulate Neurobiology & Disease. BA Vogt, editor, Oxford University Press. pp. 401-417, 2009.

WS Anderson, FA Lenz. Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders Nature Clinical Practice: Neurology . 2:1-11, 2006.

J.D. Greenspan, R-D Treede, R.R.Tasker, F.A. Lenz. Chapter 28, Central pain states. Bonicas Management of Pain. Eds. SM Fishman, JC Ballantyne, JP Rathmell.. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkens. pp 358-374, 2008.

R. Hurley, R, Lenz FA. The neurosurgical treatment of cancer pain. In: Cancer Pain: Assessment and Management. Second Edition, edited by E. D. Bruera and R. K. Portenoy. New York: Cambridge University press. pp 329-342, 2009.

W.S. Anderson, R.E. Clatterbuck, M.D, K. Kobayashi, J-H Kim, F.A. Lenz. Lesions versus implanted stimulators in functional neurosurgery. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. Textbook of Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. edited by AM Lozano, PL Gildenberg, RR Tasker. pp 1349-1358, 2009.

K. Kobayashi, J-H Kim, W.S. Anderson, F.A. Lenz. Neurosurgical treatment of tremor. In R Winn ed, Youmans Neurological Surgery. Saunders: New York, Chapter 78, pp 932-937, 2011.

W.S. Anderson, K. Kobayashi, J-H Kim, F.A. Lenz. Thalamotomy. In C. Comella, Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders, Elsevier: New York. Chapter 527. 2011.

WS Anderson, J Winberry, CC Liu, C Shi, FA Lenz.Microelectrode Recordings in Neurosurgery. Contemporary Neurosurg. 23(3): 1-8, 2010.

MJ Dorsey, FA Lenz, Neurosurgical Treatment of Pain. In Eds M Koltzenburg, S.McMahon. 6th Edition of Wall and Melzack's Textbook of Pain. New York: Elsevier. Chapter 42, 2011.

J.Cheng, D.S. Veldhuijzen, J.D. Greenspan, and F.A. Lenz. Deconstructing Central Pain With Psychophysical and Neuroimaging studies. In Ed. P Bright, Neuroimaging volume 3. InTech publishing, Cambridge, UK. in press. ISBN 978-953-307-1400-4. 2011.

Activities & Honors


  • Multiple Federal Grants and Named Lectureships
  • The Grass Career Award of the Society of Neurological Surgeons
  • Induction into the A Earl Walker Chair in Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University


  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
  • Society for Neuroscience.
  • Society of Neurologic Surgeons.

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