Professor of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Basic research focus is hematologic malignancy and molecular mechanisms that lead to cancer.; Clinical research interests include sickle cell anemia.
Developing a Novel Tumor Model to Screen for New Therapies for Spinal Ependymoma
Spinal ependymomas (SEs) are rare tumors of the central nervous system with limited treatment options and poor outcomes for more advanced disease. Successful treatment depends primarily upon complete surgical resection of the tumor, which is generally feasible only for well-differentiated (Grade
Linda M. Smith-Resar
Ependymomas arise from ependymal cells that line the ventricles and passageways in the brain and the center of the spinal cord. Ependymal cells produce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). These tumors are classified as supratentorial or infratentorial. In children, most ependymomas are infratentorial tumo