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Edward S. Ahn, M.D.

  1. Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Edward Ahn, M.D., is a pediatric neurosurgeon. His clinical focus is on the surgical treatment of the following disorders:

  • Craniosynostosis. In particular, Dr. Ahn specializes in endoscopic treatment in order to minimize surgery for both syndromic and non-syndromic types of craniosynostosis
  • Fetal anomalies. Dr. Ahn, in teaming with maternal fetal medicine, offers fetal repair of spina bifida through minimally invasive methods
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Chiari malformations
  • Hydrocephalus. Dr. Ahn performs endoscopic third ventriculostomy and endoscope-assisted surgery for complex hydrocephalus
  • Arachnoid cysts
  • Tethered spinal cord

Dr. Ahn conducts clinical research on outcomes of children with neurosurgical disease. He is also an innovator of minimally invasive techniques to improve the safety of surgery for craniosynostosis. He widely publishes in scientific journals and is a member of the editorial board for two major journals in pediatric neurosurgery.

  1. Craniotomy
  2. Endoscopic procedure
  3. Fetal surgery
  4. Pediatric cervical spine surgery
  1. 2007
    Fellow - Pediatric NeurosurgeryChildren’s Hospital
  2. 2006
    Resident - NeurosurgeryUniversity of Maryland Medical Center
  3. 2001
    Internship - General SurgeryUniversity of Maryland Medical Center
  4. 2000
    MDNew York University School of Medicine
  5. 1999
    BA - Biology and East Asian StudiesHarvard University


  1. 2013
    Pediatric Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
  2. 2012
    Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Top Doctor 2020Minnesota Monthly
  2. 2017
    Top DoctorsBaltimore Magazine
  3. 2016
    Top DoctorsBaltimore Magazine
  4. 2015
    Top DoctorsBaltimore Magazine
  5. 2013
    Top DoctorsBaltimore Magazine
  6. 2011
    Top DoctorsBaltimore Magazine
  7. 2010
    Department of Neurosurgery Chairman’s Award of Excellence in TeachingJohns Hopkins University
  8. 2010
    Department of Neurosurgery Irving Sherman Travel FellowshipJohns Hopkins University
  9. 2010
    Top DoctorsBaltimore Magazine
  10. 2005
    Augustus McCravey Resident Award PaperSouthern Neurosurgical Society
  11. 2004
    AANS/CNS Resident Traveling Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery.Childrens Hospital Boston
  12. 2004
    Synthes Award for Resident Research in Brain and Craniofacial Injury.AANS/CNS Neurotrauma and Critical Care Section, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  13. 2000
    Graduated with Honors in Physiology and Neuroscience.New York University School of Medicine
  14. 1999
    Graduate Student FellowshipMyoclonus Research Foundation
  15. 1998
    MD-Candidate Prize, Student Research Poster SessionNew York University School of Medicine
  16. 1996
    Graduated Cum Laude in a combined concentration of Biology and East Asian Studies.Harvard University
  17. 1992
    John Harvard ScholarshipHarvard College Scholarship

Professional memberships

  1. 2016 - present
    MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons; Abstract Review/Selection Committee
  2. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
  3. 2013 - present
    DirectorNeurosurgical Medical Student Education, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  4. 2013 - 2014
    SecretaryThe Johns Hopkins University Medical School Council
  5. 2010 - present
    MemberKorean American Neurosurgical Society
  6. 2010 - present
    MemberInternational Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
  7. 2009 - present
    MemberAANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery
  8. 2009 - present
    MemberInternational Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders
  9. 2009 - 2014
    Administrative MemberThe Johns Hopkins University Medical School Council
  10. 2009 - present
    Administrative MemberJohns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery Residency Application Review Committee
  11. 2009 - present
    Administrative MemberJohns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery Program Evaluation Committee (PEC)
  12. 2001 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  13. 2001 - present
    MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons


Research activities

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