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Justin Caplan

JUSTIN CAPLAN, MD, graduated with honors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences with a degree in Neuroscience, where he worked under Dr. Henry Brem in the Hunterian Neurological Surgery Research Laboratory. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and spent time in the Molecular Neurosurgery Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He then returned to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Neurological Surgery, along with fellowships in both Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery. Dr. Caplan then completed an additional fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery at the University of Miami before returning to Johns Hopkins to join the faculty, where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Caplan’s awards include the Irving J. Sherman Award for Resident Achievement and the Walter E. Dandy Award for Clinical Research, both from the Department of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins. He has also been awarded the Timothy P. Susco Chair of Research Award for Excellence in Brain Aneurysm Research and the Step for Hope Chair of Research Award for Excellence in Brain Aneurysm Research from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

Dr. Caplan will join the other members of the Tarlov Cyst Initiative to advance Johns Hopkins’ efforts to improve the understanding of the biology and genetics of Tarlov Cysts, with the ultimate goal of improving treatment options of this condition. He has trained with Dr. Kieran Murphy at the University of Toronto, a pioneer of interventional radiographic techniques for Tarlov Cysts, to learn minimally invasive interventional based treatment options for Tarlov Cysts. Dr. Caplan’s research within the Tarlov Cyst Initiative will focus on developing new minimally invasive treatment options.

Dr. Caplan lives in Baltimore with his wife Jessica and their two children.