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Mark Luciano, M.D., Ph.D.
Mark Gregory Luciano, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the Cerebral Fluid Center
Professor of Neurosurgery
Expertise: Cerebral Cyst, Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks, Chiari Malformations, Hydrocephalus, Intracranial Hypertension, Neurological Surgery, Pseudotumor Cerebri, Spinal Cysts ...read more
Research Interests: Hydrocephalus; cerebrovascular function; cerebral blood flow; Chiari malformation
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Dr. Mark Luciano is the director of the Johns Hopkins Cerebral Fluid Center. A renowned leader in treating hydrocephalus, Dr. Luciano is distinguished both nationally and internationally for his research and educational and clinical work in neuroendoscopy.
Dr. Luciano treats adults with hydrocephalus, pseudotumor cerebri, intracranial hypotension, Chiari malformations, and cerebral and spinal cysts. He has significant expertise treating children and adults with cerebrospinal fluid leaks and congenital disorders.
Among his accomplishments in neuroscience research and biomedical engineering are his investigation of the cerebrovascular response to hydrocephalus and the invention of a unique device for control of intracranial pressure (ICP) pulsatility to increase blood flow. His National Institutes of Health-funded studies have explored prolonged compression and hypoxia in the brain as a result of hydrocephalus, as well as the interaction between cerebrospinal fluid and vascular systems.
- Director of the Cerebral Fluid Center
- The Berry-Brem Professor in Neurosurgery
- Professor of Neurosurgery
- Professor of Biomedical Engineering
- Professor of Pediatrics
- MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1985)
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / Neurosurgery (1992)
- Boston Children's Hospital / Pediatric Neurosurgery (1993)
- American Board of Neurological Surgery / Neurological Surgery (1998)
Research & Publications
Continuation Device for increasing CBF through cardiac-gaited cranial volume alteration
Patent # US12/090,640 | 01/01/2015
Device for increasing CBF through cardiac-gaited cranial volume alteration
Patent # US12/770,276 | 01/01/2015
Activities & Honors
- World Neurosurgery, 2015
Section Editor, Hydrocephalus and CSF Disroders
- Chiari and Syringomyelia Foundation, 2013
Medical Advisory Board, Vice Chair
- Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network, 2010
- International Hydrocephalus Research Society, 2008
- Hydrocephalus Association, 2005
Medical Advisory Board
Videos & Media
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Patricia's Story
Cerebral Spinal Fluid Disorders: Frequently Asked Questions
Recent News Articles and Media Coverage
Holistic Treatment for CSF Disorders, NeuroLogic (Fall 2015)
Comprehensive Treatment for CSF Disorders Johns Hopkins Bayview Health & Wellness (Feb. 1, 2016)