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Ask the Expert – Your Questions Answered – With Dr. Mark Luciano

Date : October 29, 2020

Location: Online

Time: 7:30PM ET

Expert Speaker: Dr. Mark Luciano

Topic: Ask the Expert – Your Questions Answered
Please submit your questions to Dr. Luciano will review all submitted questions and will answer as many as he can.


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Dr. Mark Luciano

Dr. Mark Luciano

  • Director of the Cerebral Fluid Center
  • Professor of Neurosurgery

EXPERTISE: Cerebral Cyst, Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks, Chiari Malformations, Hydrocephalus, Intracranial Hypertension, Neurological Surgery, Pseudotumor Cerebri, Spinal Cyst.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Hydrocephalus; cerebrovascular function; cerebral blood flow; Chiari malformation

Dr. Mark Luciano is the director of the Johns Hopkins Cerebral Fluid Center. A renowned leader in treating hydrocephalus, Dr. Luciano is distinguished both nationally and internationally for his research and educational and clinical work in neuroendoscopy.

Dr. Luciano treats adults with hydrocephalus, pseudotumor cerebri, intracranial hypotension, Chiari malformations, and cerebral and spinal cysts. He has significant expertise treating children and adults with cerebrospinal fluid leaks and congenital disorders.

Among his accomplishments in neuroscience research and biomedical engineering are his investigation of the cerebrovascular response to hydrocephalus and the invention of a unique device for control of intracranial pressure (ICP) pulsatility to increase blood flow. His National Institutes of Health-funded studies have explored prolonged compression and hypoxia in the brain as a result of hydrocephalus, as well as the interaction between cerebrospinal fluid and vascular systems.

As a result of his recognized leadership in hydrocephalus, Dr. Luciano has been on the National Hydrocephalus Association advisory board and has appeared in the local and national press and television including the Wall Street Journal, Woman’s Day, and the Today Show.

In addition to national publications, peer-review and editorial activity, Dr. Luciano is an internationally invited speaker in neuroendoscopy, hydrocephalus and pediatric neurosurgery. He was the “Brahm Prakash Memorial Orator” in New Dehli, India, and has been invited as visiting professor and speaker in India, China, Egypt and Europe. He has initiated an international cooperation between Cleveland Clinic and Peking Union Medical Center in Beijing, China, for education in neuroendoscopy. In addition, he has served as host and thesis mentor for international MD research fellows from Egypt and Sweden.