Dr. Jaishri Blakeley is a Professor of Neurology, Oncology and Neurosurgery (Neuro-oncology). She is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center, and Director of the United Counsel of Neurolgic Subspecialties (UCNS) Neuro-Oncology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. She is also a member of the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium and the Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Clinical Trials Consortium and a member of the Executive Committee of the Neuro-Oncology Section of the American Academy of Neurology and the education committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Blakeley’s research expertise is in the development of clinical trials for nervous system tumors and specifically, in early clinical-translational studies of new drugs including tumor pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic investigations for rare tumors. She serves as the national chairperson for four multi-center clinical trials. Her research is supported by the National Cancer Institute: Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, foundation awards such as the Career Development Award from the American Society for Clinical Oncology, the Children’s Tumor Foundation clinical trial award, industry research collaborations and philanthropic collaborations.
Dr. Jaishri Blakeley graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology in 1994. She then worked at the University of Texas Southwestern as a research assistant investigating neurophysiology in patients with schizophrenia confirming her commitment to a career in medicine. She subsequently graduated from the Baylor College of Medicine in 2001 with honors and multiple awards including AOA membership. She completed her Neurology training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2005 and her specialty training in Neuro-oncology via a National Cancer Institute T32 training grant at Johns Hopkins in 2007 at which time she was recruited to the faculty of Johns Hopkins University.