James E. Conway, M.D., Ph.D : Neurological and Spine Surgery

James Conway, MD, PhD completed his neurosurgical residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital after earning his medical degree and doctor of philosophy from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his undergraduate degree summa cum laude in Chemistry from St. Joseph’s University. Prior to entering Medical School, Dr. Conway worked for a short period in the private sector, first in teaching at the Instituto de Notre Dame, Honduras, Central America then as an Analytical Chemist in Pharmaceutical Development with Wyeth-Ayerst Research in Princeton, NJ.

During his training, Dr. Conway received numerous appointments and Awards including the Pfeiffer Foundation Research Scholarship; Salisbury Foundation Neurovascular Research Fellowship; the Hunterian Neurosurgical Research Award; and the Sherman Travel Fellowship for studies in neurosurgical anatomy. While in training, Dr. Conway completed a specialized National Institute of Health (NIH) sponsored Fellowship in Neurooncology (cancers of the brain and nervous system). Prior to his departure from Johns Hopkins, Dr. Conway served as the Director of Resident Training in Neuroanatomy Dissection for the Department of Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In 2008, Dr. Conway joined Dr. Garonzik with Baltimore Neurosurgery and Spine Center. Dr. Conway continues to specialize in the clinical treatment of brain tumors, spinal cord and vertebral column tumors. In particular, Dr. Conway has special interests in the the treatment of intracranial pathology and has completed advanced certification for the use of Cyberknife in the treatment of intracranial and spinal column pathology. The Baltimore Neurosurgery and Spine Center specializes in the treatment of a wide variety of intracranial and spinal disorders, including brain and spine tumors, and degenerative spine disease.

Dr. Conway has published extensively, having authored numerous peer reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts and is the co-editor of a book on minimally invasive intracranial endoscopy. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and AO Spine North America. Dr. Conway is regularly engaged as a speaker and instructor at clinical conferences.

Professional Training

  • Internship and Residency Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship in Complex Spinal Reconstruction, Baltimore Neurosurgery and Spine Center
  • Fellowship in Neurooncology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Medical School, Johns Hopkins University
  • Doctorate Studies, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Undergraduate, Saint Joseph’s University

Areas of Expertise

  • Herniated cervical and lumbar discs
  • Neck and arm pain
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Low back and leg pain
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Spine tumors
  • Non-surgical spine care
  • Primary brain tumors
  • Metastatic brain tumors
  • Skull base tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Cerebrovascular lesions
  • Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Workers compensation
  • Independent medical opinions
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