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Carlos Guillermo Romo, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Languages: English, Spanish

Expertise

Neurofibromatosis, Schwannoma, Schwannomas of the Head and Neck, Spinal Neurofibroma

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Maryland

410-502-6732

Outside of Maryland

410-464-6641
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Locations

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-502-6732
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Background

Carlos Romo, M.D., is a neuro-oncologist in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Romo specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors, including glioblastoma, astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, neurofibromas, and schwannomas among others. 

Dr. Romo earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and completed his Neurology residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he served as chief resident. He then completed a Neuro-oncology clinical and research fellowship in a joint program between The Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Romo additionally trained as a clinical pharmacology fellow at The Johns Hopkins University and completed training on clinical cancer research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

In his research, Dr. Romo studies drug pharmacokinetics and the blood-brain barrier, and investigates better ways to reach tumors in the central nervous system. Dr. Romo also studies treatments for patient with neurofibromatosis.

In addition to patient care and research, Dr. Romo teaches and mentors medical and undergraduate students to help develop a future generation of neurologists.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Tecnologico de Monterrey Escuela de Medicina (2010)

Residencies

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences / Neurology (2017)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (2020)
  • National Institutes of Health / Neuro-Oncology (2020)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology / Neurology (2017)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Neurofibromatosis, Schwannomatosis, Gliomas, Glioblastoma, pharmacokinetics, blood-brain barrier

Selected Publications

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Romo CG, Palsgrove DN, SivakumarA, Elledge CR, Kleinberg L, Chaichana KL, Gocke CD, Rodriguez FJ, Holdhoff M.Widely metastatic glioblastoma IDH1 mutant glioma with oligodendroglial features and atypical molecular findings: A case report and review of current challenges in molecular diagnostics. Diagn Pathol. 2019;14(1):16.

Grossman SA, Romo CG, Rudek MA, Supko J, Fisher J, Nabors LB, Wen PY, Peereboom D, Ellingson BM, Elmquist W, Barker F, Kamson D, Sarkaria J, Timmer W, Bindra RS, Ye X,for the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium. Baseline Requirements for Novel Agents Being Considered for Phase II/III Brain Cancer Efficacy Trials: Conclusions from the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium’s First Workshop on CNS Drug Delivery. Neuro Oncol. Online ahead of print.

O’Connell K, Romo CG, Grossman, SA. Brain metastases as a first site of recurrence in patients receiving chemotherapy with controlled systemic cancer: A critical but under-recognized clinical scenario. Curr TreatOptions Neurol. 2019;21(11):55.

Moreno-Jimenez S, Alegria-Loyola MA, Sonabend AM, Romano SK, Romo CG. Management of Glioblastoma: A Perspective from Mexico. Chin Clin Oncol. 2020;cco-20-129.

Shah PP, White T, Khalafallah AM, Romo CG, Price C, Mukherjee D. A systematic review of tumor treating fields therapy for primary and recurrent glioblastoma. J Neurooncol. 2020; Online ahead of print

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Glioblastoma and other glial tumors.
  • Neurological Emergencies
    Neurology Clerkship - PRECEDE
  • Neuroethics
    Workshop
  • Virtual Patient Rounds in Neurology
    Elective Rotation
  • Genes to Society: Nervous System and Special Senses
  • Case-based localization in Neurology
    Neurology Clerkship
  • Neurologic complications of cancer
    Neurology Residency
  • Interprofessional Education and Clinical Practice

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • Society for Neuro-Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Academy of Neurology

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Overcoming drug delivery hurdles in Neuro-Oncology
    Assistant Professor Lecture Series, Baltimore, MD
    The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Phase I Study of AZD1775 - Stage 2: Evaluation of Intratumoral Drug Distribution in Patients with Recurrent Glioblastoma.
    Oral presentation, Baltimore, MD
    Adult Brain Tumor Consortium
  • Microdialysis for the characterization of PK/PD profiles in clinical trials.
    Podium presentation, Baltimore, MD
    Adult Brain Tumor Consortium - CNS Drug Penetration Workshop.
  • Telehealth applications in the Neurology Clinic.
    Oral Presentation, Monterrey, Mexico
    Tecnológico de Monterrey School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Intratumoral Pharmacokinetics of Systemically Administered Trametinib in Patients with Recurrent High-grade Gliomas: Research in Progress
    Oral Presentation
    Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium Annual Meeting
  • In vitro Recovery of Trametinib Using Microdialysis
    Oral Presentation, Minneapolis, MN
    Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota
  • Neurologic Complications of Cancer and Cancer Therapies.
    Lecture, Baltimore, MD
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Neurology
  • Anti-Who? Review of Paraneoplastic Disorders affecting the Nervous System.
    Grand Rounds, Little Rock, AR
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Neurology
  • Primary CNS Lymphoma, Current concepts.
    Grand Rounds, Little Rock, AR
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Neurology
  • Health Systems Science – How I am a Systems Citizen – An Interprofessional Panel.
    Virtual Elective - "Neuro Chat" Session
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology
  • International Virtual Mentorship in Neuro-Oncology: A pilot program from the Society for Neuro-Oncology International Outreach Committee.
    Oral Presentation, Phoenix, AZ
    Society for Neuro-Oncology

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