Johns Hopkins Medicine

Baltimore, MD, USA
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Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins Medicine unites physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. Johns Hopkins Medicine has six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, over 40 patient care locations, a home care group and an international division, and it offers an array of health care services.


Kenneth Seidl | Clinical Research Coordinator

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Chetan Bettegowda, MD, PhD

Identify key genetic pathways that are altered in brain tumors; Developing clinical trials to selectively target these pathways; Developing targeted therapies for patients with primary and metastatic tumors of the brain and spine; Ongoing clinical protocol to develop a simple blood test that can det

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Linda M. Smith-Resar, MD

Basic research focus is hematologic malignancy and molecular mechanisms that lead to cancer.; Clinical research interests include sickle cell anemia.


Ranjan Perera, PhD

Dr. Perera is director of the Center for RNA Biology at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, a senior scientist in the Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute and an associate professor of oncology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also has a secondary affiliation with the Johns Ho


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Jeffrey Rubens, MD

Dr. Rubens' research focuses on developing new precision therapies that will rapidly translate into clinical trials aimed at reducing morbidity and improving survival in pediatric brain tumors.


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Mari Groves, MD

Spinal Deformity; Skeletal Dysplasia; Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors


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Michael A. Koldobskiy, MD, PhD, MS

Dr. Koldobskiy is an Instructor of Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.  He received his B.S. and M.S. from Yale University and M.D./Ph.D. in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Johns Hopkins, conducting his thesis research with Dr.


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Fausto Jose Rodriguez, MD

Dr. Rodriguez’ research focuses on the identification of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic biomarkers in primary brain tumors. His current research activities aim to characterize molecular changes and signaling pathway alterations associated with the development of pediatric gliomas, as well as


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Kenneth Seidl, BSN, RN

I am the research nurse primarily managing pediatric brain tumor research at Johns Hopkins.  I have been working in the pediatric oncology department at Hopkins since 2015 and entered my research role in 2018.  Since Hopkins’s collaboration with CBTN in mid-2020, I am responsible for recruiting, enr

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Alan R. Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen is the director of the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and the Carson-Spiro Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He treats all pediatric patients, with a focus on brain tumors. Dr. Cohen sees patients at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center’s Neurosciences Clinic.Dr. Cohen


Charles Eberhart, MD, PhD

Dr. Charles Eberhart is a professor of pathology, oncology, and ophthalmology, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research primarily focuses on molecular genetics and treatment of medulloblastoma, glioblastoma, uveal melanoma and other tumors of the brain and eye. Dr. Eberhart s

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Kenneth Cohen, MD, MBA

Dr. Cohen is Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology and Clinical Director of the Division of Pediatric Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. He received his undergraduate degree at Brown University and earned his MD at the Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse,