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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: Deep Brain Stimulation, Dystonia, Epilepsy, Neurosurgery, Parkinson's Disease, Tremor

Research Interests: Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Pain.


The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-955-6406

600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer Building 8-181
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2257
Fax: 410-287-8044

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Appointment Phone: 410-955-6406

601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Fred Lenz is the A. Earl Walker Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins. He maintains a practice which includes a personal experience of more than 25 years and 1,500 functional procedures including implantation of Deep Brain Stimulation electrodes (Parkinson's, tremor, dystonia), and implantation cortical electrodes or resections for treatment of epilepsy. more


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

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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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