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Sheng-fu Larry Lo, M.D., M.H.S.

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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)

Female

Languages: English, Japanese, Mandarin

Expertise: Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM), Cavernous Malformations, Cervical Spondylosis, Chondrosarcoma, Chordomas, Degenerative Spine Disease, Herniated Disc, Kyphosis, Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Sacral Tumors, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Spinal Column Tumors, Spinal Ependymoma, Spinal Meningioma, Spinal Schwannoma, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis ...read more

Research Interests: Dr. Lo’s research focuses on understanding the biology and clinical outcomes of spinal tumors, and new surgical procedures and innovative technology to improve patient safety and spinal fusion. ...read more

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Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
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600 North Wolfe Street
Meyer Building 5-109
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Fax: 443-287-6423

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
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601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
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301 Mason F Lord Drive
Neurosurgery Suite 2100
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0465
Fax: 443-287-6423

Background

Dr. Lo is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also a member of Neurosurgical Spine Center and an attending physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Lo received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry in 3 years from Macalester College. He then obtained his medical and master of health science degrees from Yale University School of Medicine, as well the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellowship. He completed an internship in General Surgery and residency in Neurological Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and was recognized with the Irving J. Sherman Award for Resident Achievement. Dr. Lo also completed fellowship surgical training in Complex Spine Surgery and Spinal Oncology under Dr. Ziya L. Gokaslan at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Lo was an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and attending physician at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center before returning to Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Lo’s clinical interests include primary and metastatic tumors of the spinal column, sacral tumors, spinal cord tumors, disorders of spinal alignment and degenerative spine disease. His research focuses on understanding the biology and clinical outcomes of spinal tumors, and new surgical procedures and innovative technology to improve patient safety and spinal fusion. His research has received numerous awards including the Neurosurgery Chairman’s Award for Improving Patient Safety.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Education

Degrees

  • MD MHS, Yale School of Medicine (2009)

Residencies

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

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled / Neurological Surgery

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

View all on Pubmed

Bettegowda C, Yip S, Lo SL, Fisher CG, Boriani S, Rhines LD, Wang JY, Lazary A, Gambarotti M, Wang WL, Luzzati A, Dekutoski MB, Bilsky MH, Chou D, Fehlings MG, McCarthy EF, Quraishi NA, Reynolds JJ, Sciubba DM, Williams RP, Wolinsky JP, Zadnik PL, Zhang M, Germscheid NM, Kalampoki V, Varga PP, Gokaslan ZL; AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor. Spinal column chordoma: prognostic significance of clinical variables and T (brachyury) gene SNP rs2305089 for local recurrence and overall survival. Neuro-Oncology. 2017 Mar 1;19(3):405-413.

Anderson L, Antkowiak P, Asefa A, Ballard A, Bansal T, Bello A, Berne B, Bowsher K, Blumenkopf B, Broverman I, Bydon M, Chao K, Como P, Cork K, Costello A, De Laurentis K, DeMarco A, Dean H, Doucet J, Dworak B, Epperson L, Franca E, Ghassemian N, Ghosh C, Govindarajan A, Gupta J, Gutowski S, Herrmann R, Hoffmann M, Heetderks W, Hsu S, Kaufman D, Keegan E, Kittlesen G, Khuu K, Lee H, Lo L, Marcus I, Marjenin T, Mathews B, Misra S, Pinto V, Ramos V, Raben S, Russell A, Saha D, Seog J, Shenouda C, Smith M, Tang X, Wachrathit K, Waterhouse J, Williams D, Zheng X, Pena C. FDA Regulation of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices: Access to Safe and Effective Neurotechnologies for All Americans. Neuron. 2016; 92(5):943-948.

Lo SF, Ishida W, Allaf ME, Kalmar A, Lum YW, Wolinsky JP. Robot- Assisted Resection of a Presacral Schwannoma: A Technical Note. World Spinal Column Journal. 2016 May; 7(2):129-34.

Lo SF, Otake Y, Puvanesarajah V, Wang AS, Uneri A, De Silva T, Vogt S, Kleinszig G, Elder BD, Goodwin CR, Kosztowski TA, Liauw JA, Groves M, Bydon A, Sciubba DM, Witham TF, Wolinsky JP, Aygun N, Gokaslan ZL, Siewerdsen JH. Automatic Localization of Target Vertebrae in Spine Surgery: Clinical Evaluation of the LevelCheck Registration Algorithm. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Apr 15;40(8):E476-83.

Lo SF*, Boriani S*, Puvanesarajah V, Fisher CG, Varga PP, Rhines LD, Germscheid NM, Luzzati A, Chou D, Reynolds JJ, Williams RP, Zadnik P, Groves M, Sciubba DM, Bettegowda C, Gokaslan ZL; AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor. Aneurysmal bone cysts of the spine: treatment options and considerations. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2014 Oct;120(1):171-8.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Irving J. Sherman Award for Resident Achievement, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2015
  • Neurosurgery Chairman's Award for Improving Patient Safety, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2015

Memberships

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors
  • NASS Section on Robotics and Navigation

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Anterior Approaches to Craniocervical Junction
    Invited Lecture, Sixth Annual Johns Hopkins Spine Workshop, Baltimore, MD (08/26/2016)
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Anterior Approaches to the Craniocervical Junction
    Oral Presentation, Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, New York, NY (09/08/2016)
    Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Surgical Management of Metastatic Spine Disease
    Invited Lecture, Hematology/Oncology Seminar, New York, NY (02/15/2017)
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Anterior Approaches to Craniocervical Juntion
    Invited Lecture, Seventh Annual Johns Hopkins Spine Workshop, Baltimore, MD (09/22/2017)
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Timing of Operative Intervention in the Cervical Trauma Patient
    Invited Lecture, Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (10/07/2017)
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Surgical Management fo the Patinet with Tandem Spinal Stenosis
    Invited Lecture, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (10/25/2017)
    North American Spine Society
  • Humanized Mouse Models in Neuro-Oncology
    Oral Presentation, Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Baltimore, MD (11/16/2017)
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
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