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Justin Caplan, M.D.

Justin Michael Caplan, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

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Expertise: Acoustic Neuromas, Aneurysm Repair, Aneurysms, Arteriovenous Fistulas (AVF), Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM), Cerebral Aneurysms, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas, Endovascular Surgery, Head & Neck Aneurysms, Intracranial Aneurysm, Minimally Invasive Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, Moyamoya Disease, Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Open and Endovascular Surgical Techniques, Skull Base Tumors ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
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1800 Orleans St.
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Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
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4940 Eastern Avenue
301 Building, Suite 2100
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Background

Dr. Caplan specializes in the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders of the brain, head, neck and spine, such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, moyamoya disease, carotid artery stenosis and stroke. He is dual fellowship trained in both open cerebrovascular neurosurgery and endovascular neurosurgery, allowing him to offer patients the full spectrum of the latest surgical and endovascular techniques in treating these diseases. Dr. Caplan also focuses on treating acoustic neuromas and other tumors of the skull base, including meningiomas.

Dr. Caplan graduated with honors from the Johns Hopkins University with a degree in neuroscience, where he spent time in the Hunterian Neurological Surgery Research Laboratory. He then earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Johns Hopkins, along with fellowships in cerebrovascular neurosurgery and endovascular neurosurgery, also at Johns Hopkins. He then completed an additional fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery at the University of Miami before returning to join the Johns Hopkins faculty.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Harvard Medical School (2009)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurological Surgery (2016)

Fellowships

  • Miller School of Medicine The William J Harrington Medical Training Program for Latin America / Neurological Surgery (2017)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Caplan’s research focuses on improving the understanding of the biology and clinical outcomes of cerebrovascular diseases and developing improved treatment options. He serves as an investigator in multiple clinical trials and studies. Dr. Caplan is also a member of the Tarlov Cyst Initiative, which seeks to develop new treatments for patients with this condition.

Selected Publications

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Caplan JM, Colby G, Coon A, Huang J and Tamargo RJ. Managing Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in the Neurocritical Care Unit. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America 24(3):321-337, 2013

Caplan JM, Papadimitriou K, Wuyang Y, Colby GP, Coon AL, Olivi A, Tamargo RJ, Huang J. The minipterional craniotomy for anterior circulation aneurysms: Initial experience with 72 patients. Neurosurgery 10 (Suppl 2):200-207, 2014

Caplan JM, Groves M, Jusue-Torres I, Kim J, Liauw J, Bydon A, Tamargo RJ. Microsurgical Obliteration of a Thoracic Spinal Perimedullary Arteriovenous Fistula. Neurosurgical Focus 37 (Suppl 2):Video 13, 2014

Caplan JM, Sankey E, Yang W, Colby G, Coon A, Tamargo R, Huang J. Impact of Indocyanine Green Videoangiography on Rate of Clip Adjustments following Intraoperative Angiography. Neurosurgery 75:437-444, 2014

Caplan JM, Kaminsky I, Gailloud P, Huang J. A Single Burr-hole Approach for Direct Transverse Sinus Cannulation for the Treatment of a Dural Arteriovenous Fistula. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery 7:E5, 2015

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Irving J. Sherman Award for Resident Achievement, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, 2012 - 2012
  • Timothy P. Susco Chair of Research Award for Excellence in Brain Aneurysm Research, Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 2013 - 2013
  • Walter Dandy Award for Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, 2014 - 2014
  • Step for Hope Chair of Research Award for Excellence in Brain Aneurysm Research, Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 2015 - 2015

Memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • Joint Cerebrovascular Section of the AANS/CNS
  • Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS)

Professional Activities

  • Chair of Fellows Committee, Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery, 2016
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