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Rafael J. Tamargo

TamargoRafaelRAFAEL J. TAMARGO, MD, FACS, is the inaugural Water E. Dandy, M.D. Professor. Dr. Tamargo is professor of neurosurgery, otolaryngology-head & neck surgery at Johns Hopkins University. He began his tenure at Johns Hopkins in 1985 as a research fellow and assistant resident and completed his training at Johns Hopkins in neurosurgery. He joined the faculty in 1992 and was promoted to full professor in 2004. Early in his career, Dr. Tamargo focused his clinical and research efforts in cerebrovascular neurosurgery while also developing an extensive collaborative practice with several members of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. His current clinical focus is in leukocyte-endothelial cell interactions after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, and in controlled-release polymer technology.

His leadership is evident in many areas but in particular in his directorship of the Division of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, which he has expanded significantly and brought to a higher level of national and international prominence. Dr. Tamargo is a master clinician and surgeon, an innovative scientist, and a dedicated teacher.