Mark G Luciano, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, USA
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Mark G Luciano is director of the Johns Hopkins Center for CSF Disorders and Transitional Center, Baltimore, and Neurosurgeon affiliated to the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was at the Cleveland Clinic Department of Neurosurgery from 1993 after training in general neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania and in pediatric neurosurgery at Harvard’s Boston Children’s Hospital. He received additional training in research through a PhD from Tulane University and a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Luciano treats both children and adults with neurological congenital anomalies, hydrocephalus, cerebral cysts, tumors, craniofacial anomalies, tethered cord, Chiari malformation and cerebral palsy. Dr. Luciano directs the Neuroendoscopy program and also initiated the first multidisciplinary clinic in the USA to diagnose and treat normal pressure hydrocephalus. His NIH-funded experimental research has centered on the brain’s adaptation to the chronic compression and hypoxia of hydrocephalus and on the dynamic relationship between the CSF and vascular systems. He has mentored PhD graduate students in both engineering and neuroscience and his experimental work also has resulted in invention and development of a novel device intended to increase cerebral blood flow.